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A Precious Gem on the Contemporary Chamber Music Scene

We were delighted to welcome Emerald Trio back for their second residency (the first having been in 2015, when they recorded Big Green Apple, their debut disc of all-new works composed especially for them, released last year to glowing reviews). … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Young Talent: Meadowmount Students Enchant and Inspire

We were privileged to be host for an off-campus concert by advanced students of the renowned Meadowmount School of Music. The program began with Weilu Zhang playing two movements of the Sonata for Solo Violin in A minor, BWV 1003 … Continue reading

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Mélange Extraordinaire: Jonathan Aceto and McLean Mix

Classical violinist Jonathan Aceto brought out his ZETA electric violin for a great turnout at Weatherwatch Farm.  He played two fascinating contemporary works for MIDI violin, background tape, and visuals: the hair-raising SAMPLER: Everything Goes When the Whistle Blows by … Continue reading

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Lise de la Salle, High Priestess of the Piano

The extraordinary French pianist Lise de la Salle offered “Bach Unlimited,” her current signature solo recital program, conceived as a profound and shining tribute to the timeless genius of J.S. Bach.  The concert begins with Bach’s Italian Concerto and moves … Continue reading

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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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