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CD Launch Party Rocks

We drew an SRO crowd for the French-Canadian traditional music duo Nicolas Babineau and Alexis Chartrand. This was a celebration held at the Saranac Fire Hall to launch their new recording and it was a great big fun event! Titled … Continue reading

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At the Peak of their Powers

There is something to be said about musical maturity and the way that a lifetime of experience deepens one’s perceptions and expressions. Arturo Delmoni, Patricia McCarty, Julia Lichten, and David Geber are four superb musicians of a “certain age” who … Continue reading

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The Vernal Vera Quartet

The accomplished young Vera Quartet are truly in the springtime of their career. Visiting Saranac for the first time on September 29, they offered a terrific program, starting with Haydn’s Opus 76 in G Major and followed by the Ravel … Continue reading

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25th Season Launched with Gala Celebration!

Over 200 attended the b-b-b-Big Bash on Saturday, August 10th at Weatherwatch Farm. There was a dramatic moment at the outset, when a squall roared through, sweeping tablecloths off the tables and overturning the flower vases, jeezum crow! All rallied … Continue reading

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A Stunning Strand of Baroque Pearls!

“Perfectly imperfect.” Totally intriguing.” “Most luxuriant.” “The natural beauty of baroque pearls is derived from their superb luster and irregular, yet beautiful silhouettes. The unique, organic shapes of these exquisite pearls make them a constant marvel to behold, each jewel … Continue reading

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Sizzle and Spice with Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet

The joint was jumpin’ with two excellent shows Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Ray Vega has assembled a first-rate ensemble with some of Vermont’s finest jazz musicians: Brian McCarthy on alto saxophone, Mike Hartigan on piano, Giovanni Rovetto on bass, … Continue reading

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Babineau-Chartrand Duo & Mélissandre: the Reel Deal

And a salute to the hearty North Country community for their pure grit! Snow and ice did not deter a good-sized enthusiastic crowd from coming out for two fabulous concerts by the French-Canadian traditional music duo of Alexis Chartrand and … Continue reading

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The Quintessential Virtuoso Violin

This concert was rather unusual in that it was a traditional violin recital featuring standard repertoire. Outmoded? You must be kidding! Think retro. Think vintage. And like vinyl, cool again!  Arturo Delmoni delivered the quintessential virtuoso violin recital, partnered by … Continue reading

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Stirring Performance by New York Polyphony

New York Polyphony’s concert “Faith and Reason” was all that we hoped for, and more!  Presenting them in Redford’s Church of the Assumption was spot-on.  The precious old stone church has cathedral-like resonance, and the voices rang out and floated … Continue reading

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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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