Greg Pahl


THE LEGENDARY TOM Rush will take to Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater stage on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
11/11/2019
Tom Rush will hit the stage at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. He will be accompanied by Matt Nakoa. Now celebrating more than 52 years of touring, Rush has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like “No Regrets,” “Circle Game,” “Remember Song,” “Urge for Going” and “Merrimack County.” Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks...

STILE ANTICO CELEBRATES 16th century female rulers when they perform Renaissance works by female composers on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., at Mahaney Arts Center in Middlebury.
11/04/2019
The three-time Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Stile Antico will present “Breaking the Habit” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, in Robison Hall at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Arts Center. The concert will celebrate the unprecedented number of female rulers in the 16th century, from the powerful Medici women in Italy to the great Tudor queens of England, many of whom used their patronage to facilitate the production of exquisitely beautiful music by female composers. Through this fascinating program, Stile Antico will shine a light on often-neglected repertoire, bringing women from the...

DURHAM COUNTY POETS return to Brandon Music on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m.
10/28/2019
By popular demand, Brandon Music is thrilled to welcome back Durham County Poets on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Hailing from Ormstown, Quebec and the surrounding Chateauguay Valley, the five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music.  Delving into a variety of styles and genres, their musical influences include a broad range of artists. From The Band to Dire Straits, Leon Redbone to James Taylor and Neil Young, they have managed to put it all together to create their own musical style best described as bluesy...

YAA! SAMAR DANCE Theater will give a master class, lecture, and performance as part of its residency at Middlebury College Wednesday, Oct. 23 through Friday, Oct. 25. Courtesy photo
10/21/2019
As part of a three-day residency at Middlebury College, the Yaa! Samar Dance Theater will offer a number of events. On Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m., in the dance theater at the Mahaney Arts Center, company founder Samar Haddad King and Addison County native Zoe Rabinowitz will lead a Movement Matters Master Class designed to meet and challenge students wherever they are in their technical training and physical practice. During a lecture demonstration on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 4:30 p.m., in the Robert A. Jones conference room in The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, King and Rabinowitz...

PIANIST NICO BRAYTON will join the Champlain Philharmonic to perform Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
10/14/2019
The Champlain Philharmonic will be presenting its Fall Concert Series on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury and Sunday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m., at Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street, in Rutland. The orchestra will perform some of the best-loved works written by American composers. On the program will be “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin, “Rodeo” by Aaron Copland, and “Wood Notes” by William Grant Still. The program will also feature a piece called “Matt’s Tune” written by Vermont composer Erik Nielsen, who lives in Brookfield. The orchestra will...

CLARA CARROLL AND Dan Boyd will be among the performers greeting patrons in the woods of Lincoln during the reboot of “Marrowbone,” a celebration of story, this Saturday and Sunday.
10/06/2019
Marrowbone, a celebration of story and storytelling performed outside in the blaze of the autumn woods, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. in Lincoln.  Audience members are guided on a winding path, stopping for performances of poems, music and dance. At the end of the path all are welcome to gather in the pine wood to listen to stories by the fire. Marrowbone is outside, rain or shine. The first part of the performance involves a quarter mile walk on uneven ground in the woods. Seating is on the ground, so please come prepared. Children are welcome but...

THE HEATH QUARTET begins their residency at Middlebury College and their celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a concert on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m., in Robison Hall, at the college’s Mahaney Arts Center. A second concert is scheduled for Oct. 11.
09/30/2019
The acclaimed Heath Quartet returns to Middlebury College on Saturday, Oct. 5, and Friday, Oct. 11, to help celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birth year. The ensemble will present Beethoven’s entire string quartet cycle over six concerts this season, bookending three weeklong residencies with the campus and community. The Oct. 5 concert that will launch the cycle will take place at 7:30 p.m., in Robison Hall at the college’s Mahaney Arts Center. The program will include Quartet No. 1 in F Major, op. 18.1; the “Serioso” quartet, op. 95; and Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, op. 130. Professor of Music...

LAUDED STORYTELLER BILL Torrey will perform “Cutting Remarks” on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m., at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater.
09/23/2019
Bill Torrey will be performing his Storytelling Extravaganza, “Cutting Remarks,” at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. The NPR Moth Mainstage Performer and Four-Time Moth StorySlam Winner shares true, heartwarming and sometimes heart wrenching stories of his life. He spent his childhood roaming the fields and forests, which led him to a 40-year career working in the woods. By the time he was 19, he was working as a logger earning 80 cents a tree. His timber harvesting skills and forest stewardship was considered some of the best in the state. While working...

CELLIST SOPHIE SHAO and her chamber ensemble kick off the 100th year of Middlebury College’s Performing Arts Series on Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m., at Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd., in Middlebury.
09/16/2019
The Middlebury Performing Arts Series’ 100th anniversary season opens on Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m., with perennial Middlebury favorite, cellist Sophie Shao. Applauded by the New York Times for her “eloquent, powerful” interpretations, Shao has a gift for assembling impromptu chamber ensembles that are brimming with passion and talent. This season, she’s joined by violinists Jennifer Frautschi and Zachary DePue, violists Paul Neubauer and Che-Yen Chen, and cellist Fred Sherry for a program including Brahms’s Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, selected Consorts for Six Viols by Orlando Gibbons...

CATHERINE MACLELLAN TAKES the stage at Town Hall Theater on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m.
09/09/2019
With her grace and charm, award-winning singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan captivates audiences with deep emotional connections through intimate lyrics as well as easy-going and light-hearted fun. MacLellan will be on stage at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Catherine MacLellan has become one of Canada’s finest and favorite singer-songwriters on her own merits. She’s kept away from the media circus and celebrity scene, preferring to live at home in rural Prince Edward Island. She’s worked diligently at her craft, releasing a series of remarkable, creative...

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