Rochester

ROCHESTER — Bald Mountain Theater is calling for submissions for its annual Krampusnacht show, a celebration of both the light and the dark. Anyone who would like to contribute to one of the theater’s most popular yearly events can submit a piece no more than two pages long dealing with some of the darker aspects of the winter solstice season. Previous Krampusnacht shows featured horror stories, tales of family dynamics around the holiday season, urban legends, and stories about finding hope in the darkness. Humor is always welcome. Drawing inspiration from real life and then adding an...
ROCHESTER­­––The trail network organization that has been called RASTA since its founding in 2013 is changing its name to The Ridgeline Outdoor Collective (ROC), or Ridgeline, for short. The organization has been instrumental in developing mountain biking and backcountry ski trails in the Rochester area and inside the Green Mountain National Forest Service at Brandon Gap. To celebrate the name change, and the launch of the Velomont Trail, the group is hosting outdoor adventurers together to a party on Saturday July 24, starting with a bike ride at 1 p.m., family biking at 2 p.m., then pizza...

SARAH CUNNINGHAM
The Rochester Chamber Music Society presents “Angels, Devils and Visionaries,” a baroque concert celebrating the music of the French Court of Louis XV on Sunday, July 11, at 4 p.m., in the Rochester Federated Church. Joining RCMS is renowned viola da gamba performer, Sarah Cunningham, who has won world-wide recognition for her eloquent, expressive and communicative playing. Cunningham will play with Na’ama Lion, flute, and Cynthia Huard, harpsichord. Free will donations appreciated. For more info visit rcmsvt.org or call 802-767-9234.

MEMBERS OF THE Heliand Consort, featuring bassoonist Rachael Elliott, pianist Cynthia Huard, flutist Berta Frank and oboist Katie Oprea, will join together to offer their first concert in over 16 months on July 1, 7:30 p.m., at the Rochester Federated Church.
The Rochester Chamber Music Society opens their 27th season with an evening concert on Thursday, July 1, at 7:30 p.m., presenting the Heliand Consort. The concert is free and will be held at the Rochester Federated Church. The Vermont-based chamber music ensemble presents chamber music and songs inspired by the natural world. Music of Australian composer and community activist, Padma Newsome, will be featured prominently at the July concert. Newsome’s songs speak to the fragile coastal ecosystem of his hometown of Mallacoota, still healing from the devastating 2019/2020 bush fires. Thursday’s...
Bald Mountain Theater, in Rochester, presents a streamed performance, Saturday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m., of new stories created by our ensemble and special guests. Just the kind of stories you would expect from Bald Mountain: irreverent, intense and fun. The wine-taster who sings to his dog, a song about the fickleness of princes, the mushroom witch, a tree takes revenge on humans, a mature Gretel heads back to Fairytale Central Casting, and the Land of Unfinished Sentences where …  Writers and Performers include: Amy Braun, Robert Melik Finkle, Dana Yeaton, Katie Reich, Erica Furgiuele,...
MONTPELIER — Among the $3.2 million in Downtown and Village Center tax credits that Gove. Phil Scott announced this week were earmarks for business and living improvement projects in Vergennes and Middlebury.  In all, the new tax credits will support 30 projects in 27 Vermont communities. As Vermont communities weather the economic hardships brought on by the pandemic, the tax credits will help our towns and cites put themselves in the best position to thrive into the future, Scott said. “I’m proud to see Vermont’s continued commitment to investing in their downtowns during these uncertain...
HANCOCK — Residents of Hancock, Granville and Rochester will have the opportunity to meet with their legislators on Saturday, Feb. 15, at a legislative coffee and conversation session at Hancock Town Hall from 9-10:30 a.m.  Vermont House members Peter Conlon (representing Hancock), Peter Reed and Jay Hooper (representing Granville) and Sandy Haas (representing Rochester) will be on hand to provide a brief overview of the action in the Vermont Legislature since January, their work there, and take questions and comments.  The event is meant to be informative and informal. Coffee, juice and...
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Chamber Music Society closes their 25th summer season on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 4 p.m., in the Federated Church of Rochester.  The grand Baroque concert will feature period instruments with performers from the Boston area, including, Na’ama Lion, traverso; Julia McKenzie, violin; Gigi Turgeon, violin; Anna Griffis, viola; Rebecca Shaw, cello; Andres Arceci, bass; and Cynthia Huard on harpsichord. Na’ama Lion Lion is well known in the Boston area as a versatile performer on early flutes.  She has explored medieval music, playing with “Sequentia;” Renaissance music with...

THE YOUNG AND talented Omer String Quartet will perform at the Federated Church in Rochester on Friday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m. Part of the Rochester Chamber Music Society’s 25th anniversary summer concert series. Photo / MattDine
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Chamber Music Society presents the award-winning Omer String Quartet on Friday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m., at the Federated Church in Rochester, as part of the RCMS’s 25th anniversary summer concert series. Known for their energetic, enthusiastic and sophisticated performances, the Omer Quartet has garnered top prizes in numerous competitions. The evening program will include Brahms String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat major; Webern Six Bagatelles, Schumann String Quartet in F major, Op. 41, No. 1, Adagio;  Kurtάg “Aus Der Ferne III;” and Schubert String Quartet in G major, D. 887....

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