Greg Pahl

THE SWEET REMAINS take the stage at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
After the tremendous viral spread of their music in 2016, including the rare milestone for an all-indie band of nearly 20 million plays on Spotify, The Sweet Remains are excited to present live-takes of songs from their three studio albums to date. Founders Rich Price, Greg Naughton and Brian Chartrand lead The Sweet Remains live at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. An unusual band on today’s music scene, The Sweet Remains is headed by three singer-songwriters, each of whom contribute to the writing and three-part harmonies that define the band’s sound. Driven...

LC JAZZ BAND will help chase away the winter blues when they take the stage at Vergennes Opera House on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Winter won’t seem so long once you’ve secured your ticket to the annual LC Jazz Band’s free Winter Thaw Community Concert at The Vergennes Opera House on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. LC Jazz is a Vergennes-based 17-piece big band with vocalists and a whole lot of heart and talent. LC Jazz plays the music of the greats (Basie, Ellington, Goodman, Miller, Sinatra and Darin) and, for over 25 years, has raised funds for their music scholarship program. The scholarships benefit students from Vergennes, Mt. Abe and Middlebury union high schools who are entering a music performance or music...

ROOMFUL OF TEETH will mix it up with the Dublin Quartet for the East Coast premier of Vermont native Nico Muhly’s “How Little You Are,” in a performance at Mahaney Arts Center in Middlebury on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Photo/Bonica Ayala Small
Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and world-renowned Dublin Guitar Quartet will make their Middlebury debuts in a collaborative concert in Robison Hall at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Arts Center on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Together they will perform the East Coast premiere of a new, intimate arrangement of Vermont native Nico Muhly’s “How Little You Are.” Originally commissioned in 2015 for three guitar quartets and massed choir, the piece is based on texts written by pioneer women during the 19th century. In addition to this powerful 40-minute work, each ensemble will...

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE ACTORS Michael Koutelos, Madison Middleton and Charlotte Katz rehearse for the Town Hall Theater/ Middlebury College Music Department production of “The Light in the Piazza.” The musical will take the THT stage on Jan. 24-27.
Stephen Sondheim called it “dazzling.” The New York Times called it “the most intensely romantic score of any Broadway musical since West Side Story.” Adam Guettel’s Tony Award-winning musical, “The Light in the Piazza,” comes to Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, as the 15th Winter Term production, the annual collaboration between THT and the Middlebury College Department of Music. Douglas Anderson directs. Additional performances will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25, and Monday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Jan. 26. The musical follows...

ADAM GUETTEL, THE grandson of Richard Rodgers and a talented composer in his own right, is Broadway royalty. He is in Middlebury this month to work with Doug Anderson to stage Guettel’s musical “The Light In the Piazza,” featuring college actors and singers. Guettel will give a public talk this Thursday, Jan. 16, at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall Theater.
When “The Light In the Piazza” opened on Broadway in 2005, critics knew they were seeing something rare. The New York Times wrote that Adam Guettel had created “the most intensely romantic score of any musical since “West Side Story.” It won the Tony Award for Best Score, won a Best Actress Tony for Victoria Clark, and made a star out of fresh young talent named Kelli O’Hara. “After I saw it at Lincoln Center, I immediately went back to see it a second time,” says Town Hall Theater Artistic Director Douglas Anderson. “That had never happened to me before. I was completely swept away by it.”...

THE HEATH QUARTET returns to Middlebury with two concerts. The first is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Mahaney Arts Center’s Robison Hall. They return on Jan. 17.
MIDDLEBURY — The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet is one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment, steadily building a reputation for their upbeat and integrated sound. In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birth year, the Heath Quartet is presenting his entire string quartet cycle over the course of six concerts in Middlebury. Middlebury College’s Performing Arts Series opens the quartet’s second week-long residency of the season with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Mahaney Arts Center’s Robison Hall. This special New Year treat will feature...

TOWN HALL THEATER welcomes Mairi And Nathan Harris Grewar on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 7:30 p.m., for “A Night at the Theater,” where the duo will play piano duet arrangements of some of their favorite music from the world of ballet and opera.
(Note: Since there will not be a Monday edition of the Addison Independent on Monday, Dec. 30, some of the events in this week’s column are being published one week early. Check the dates carefully.) “A Night at the Theater,” featuring Mairi and Nathan Harris Grewar, will come to Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 7:30 p.m. When we want to get swept away by passion, drama, fantasy and magic we go to the theater. Drawing on their experience at opera companies across Europe, London based pianists Mairi and Nathan Harris Grewar present “A Night at the Theater,” piano duet...

JOIN IN MIDDLEBURY’s annual Messiah Sing on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Middlebury. Photo/James P. Blair
The Middlebury Congregational Church once again hosts the area’s annual “Messiah Sing” that each year attracts hundreds of singers and players from throughout Addison County and beyond beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22. Jeff Rehbach, conductor of the Middlebury College Community Chorus, leads the sing-along of this famous work by George Frederic Handel for choir and orchestra. Come join friends and neighbors for the afternoon of community music-making at the Congregational Church of Middlebury, located at 2 Main Street. Singers, instrumentalists and all who enjoy music are warmly...

VENETIAN PAINTER TINTORETTO will be the subject of the latest Great Art Wednesday film at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. The film screens on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m.
As part of the Great Art Wednesdays series, “Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice” will be shown on the big screen at Middlebury’s Town Hall theater on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. The film fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. With the enchanting narrative voice of two-time Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory of the painter, including the State Archives, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Square, the Church of San Rocco and more, all in celebration of the 500th anniversary of...

ELISSA VAN DUYNE, left, Richard Koons and Amanda Ryan Paige will delight audiences when they joins the Broadway Direct cast at Vergennes Opera House on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m.
For the 14th year, Bill Carmichael, (known to us as Bill Walsh) is pulling together the annual Broadway Direct show at the Vergennes Opera House. The production will take place on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., with the doors, and the cash bar, opening at 6:45 p.m. for general seating. This year, Carmichael, a Broadway professional actor who has called Vergennes home for more than 15 years, has called on the talents of Elisa Van Duyne, Richard Koons, and returning favorite Amanda Ryan Paige to join him on stage. The entire company will once again be supported by the expert skills of pianist...


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