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3-Day Groove Fest at the Fire Hall with Tim Collins USA Jazz Group

From his now-home in Germany, vibes virtuoso Tim Collins coordinated the latest incarnation of his USA Jazz Group, with Robinson Morse on double bass and Gabe Jarrett on drums – both of Vermont – forming a rock-solid earthy and warm … Continue reading

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Rhythm Future Quartet Delights and Wows!

We are so happy the word got around and weather cooperated. The hall was full with well over 150, and many new faces in the audience, too.  How lucky we are to experience a live show by Rhythm Future Quartet … Continue reading

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Lavrova-Primakov Piano Duo Astonishes and Entertains

The living room of Weatherwatch Farm was crammed full of keen listeners, many of whom had heard the Lavrova-Primakov Piano Duo before.  This was the Duo’s fourth visit (combination retreat and concert) and they presented yet another completely new and … Continue reading

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Heart- and Mind-Opening Music & Stories with Journey West

It was an incredibly moving weekend with the superb world music ensemble Journey West. Spending time together, learning about personal histories of band members from the Middle East, and experiencing their wonderful music was shocking, touching, and ultimately uplifting. Seven … Continue reading

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Catharsis: Soovin Kim & Gloria Chien Violin-Piano Concert

Violinist Soovin Kim and pianist Gloria Chien gave an extraordinary duo recital on October 8.  Of course we knew this was going to be a wonderful concert, but it surpassed all expectations.  Those lucky enough to be present were witness … Continue reading

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Lofty Program Divinely Performed by the Olympus Trio

Olympus Piano Trio – Friday, September 15, 2017 –  Three young men with Greek heritage, exceptional talent, and an extraordinary rapport in bringing music to life, the Olympus Piano Trio are violinist Regi Papa, cellist Ben Capps, and pianist Konstantine … Continue reading

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In the Wake of Passion (for Percussion) – Passepartout Duo

Passepartout Duo performances demand a different kind of listening, of active concentration and imagination.  Yes, you can let waves of sound wash over you, but it’s more like a tsunami – you’re gonna get clobbered!  If you are looking to … Continue reading

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Meaty and Moving Performance by the Davydov-Fanning Duo

Cellist Dieuwke Davydov and pianist Diana Fanning, both longtime Affiliate Artists at Middlebury College, performed their celebratory 40th Anniversary Concert program on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Saranac Methodist Church.  The performance was one of several stops in the … Continue reading

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Beyond Heavenly! Contemporary Harp Duo, Lilac 94

The retreat of the contemporary harp duo Lilac 94 was a satisfying and productive success from all angles.  Their over-arching need was to rehearse in-depth the intensely challenging work Pentacle of Carlos Salzedo and to prepare a “conversation piece” around … Continue reading

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Delmoni-McCarty-Thomas Trio Triumphs

An early-season blizzard cruelly interfered with the Delmoni-McCarty-Thomas String Trio’s concert Sunday, November 20.  However, the 75 stalwart Adirondackers who braved the weather were richly rewarded by an exquisite program of mature Mozart (Divertimento in E-flat Major, K563), early Beethoven … Continue reading

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