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Musical events

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra in Greenfield

Date & Time: 
Jul 28 2017 - 10:00pm - Jul 29 2017 - 12:30am

Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center is proud to present jazz fusion group the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, in concert on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.). The concert will be held at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield, MA. Tickets are $12 in advance and available at http://hawksandreed.com (tickets at the door are $14). Local band Dave Noonan's Green Island will also perform.

Super Star Open Mic in Greenfield

Date & Time: 
Jul 27 2017 - 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center is proud to present the first of our monthly Super Star Open Mic series, hosted by Phil Simon and Rice: An American Band, on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.). The show will be held at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield, MA. Admission is free.

The Super Star Open Mic is a monthly event, featuring the Valley’s finest, and of course providing the opportunity for all musicians to hop on stage and do what they love.

Host Phil Simon is part of Rice - an American Band, which is steeped in Americana but also wanders into jam and rock explorations.

VJC's 42nd Summer Workshop Student Concert

Date & Time: 
Aug 10 2017 - 3:30pm - 10:00pm

Showcasing students of the Vermont Jazz Center's 42nd annual Summer Workshop perform in professionally coached ensemble, trio, and featured vocalist settings.

Different concerts at 3:30 and 8 pm with break for dinner.

At the idyllic Putney School in Vermont.

$5 donation suggested.

SET I: 3:30- 5:30 PM
Dinner Break
SET II: 8:00- 10:00 PM

Michael S. Currier Center
Putney School
418 Houghton Brook Road
Putney, Vermont 05346

802 254 9088.
Ginger Morawski

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Michael Santana Plays the Piano

Date & Time: 
Jul 25 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Santana plays mostly classical music in addition to jazz, pop and rock.

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Ray Manson - Classic Rock and Roll plus Original Songs

Date & Time: 
Jul 24 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Ray is a one-man band playing his 1965 Silvertone guitar. He has released five critically-acclaimed albums, followed that with a single on his own Captivating Music label, along with appearing on compilations from Signature Sounds, East Side Digital, Shimmy Disc, Sound Asleep (Sweden), Dren Records, Paisley Pop, and more.

Free Concert on Townshend Common

Date & Time: 
Jul 29 2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a fun evening on the Townshend Common! Valley Cares' benefit concert will feature lively local favorites: Tuesday Night Town Hall Boys, Turkey Buzzards, Brassa, and The Merry Pranksters.

Set up your blanket or chairs on the lawn, or kick off your shoes and cut loose your dancing feet!

Bands will perform 4:00pm-8:00pm. This is a family-friendly event that will be fun for all ages. Concert admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Popcorn and baked goods and other food will be for sale on site.

This is the third summer Valley Cares has hosted a public concert on Townshend Common. As last year, donations from the concert will go toward the improvement of accessible outdoor opportunities at West River Valley Senior Housing.

Guilty Pleasures Band at Dover Free Library

Date & Time: 
Jul 21 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Guilty Pleasures Bio: On the vocals is Lee Ann Haselton, who hails from Brattleboro. Lee Ann has had a long history of singing in a number of different bands in and around Brattleboro as well as Florence, Alabama. Her musical experiences have encompassed a range of many different styles and forms. Lee Ann's vocal abilities include both lead and harmony singing.

On the guitar and vocals is Greg Burnell, who resides in Marlboro. Greg is the leader and founding member of the Jacksonville Blues Band, who have been performing in the New England area for over 30 years. Greg has also played with many other bands involving different styles of music and different combinations of musicians.

Bard Owl at Four Columns Inn

Date & Time: 
Jul 26 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Bard Owl is featured again at Four Columns Inn's Music Night on Wednesday, July 26, from 6 to 9pm. Bard Owl, an acoustic duo with T. Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger, delivers driving rhythms and sweet harmonies in an eclectic range of old tunes and new. Verdant plays guitar, works the stompbox drum, and sings. At age 3 he started singing Little Richard and Elvis interspersed with military tunes while laying in bed at night. He has since dropped the military sounds, allows others to sleep and always loves a good tune. Annie Landenberger has been singing in all genres since age 6 when she regaled her parents' dinner guests with a litany of Mitch Miller favorites. Together since December, their new sound has been heard in various venues regionally and beyond.

Peter Ciluzzi in Concert

Date & Time: 
Sep 9 2017 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

As part of his 2017 U.S. fall tour, fingerstyle guitarist and guitar-maker Peter Ciluzzi is set to perform at Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, 139 Main Street, Brattleboro, on Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 advance or $15 at the door. Ciluzzi’s music transports listeners on a journey through virtuosic, evocative compositions that tell a story without words. His acclaimed solo instrumental work has accumulated millions of views on YouTube and more than 6 million plays on Spotify. As a luthier, his performances also showcase some of his own hand-crafted guitars.

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: American Dream - Orchestral Folk Music

Date & Time: 
Jul 18 2017 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join us for a special extended Brown Bag Lunch to enjoy music of the Orchestral Folk quintet American Dreamer! 

Sasha Klare-Ayvazian (vocals/guitar), Audrey Lee (violin), Courtney Castaneda (cello), Dana Wygmans (vocals, bass), and Rick Palese (drums). play original folk music, “orchestral folk,” with rich string accompaniment. This Austin, TX-based quintet cultivates a sense of warmth and wonder with their incredible blend of folk, orchestral, and popular stylings.

This River Garden performance (noon-2 pm) is part of their summer band tour. Visit http://www.americandreamermusic.com/music.

The Seamus Egan Project

Date & Time: 
Jul 28 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present The Seamus Egan Project, featuring the founding member of the seminal Irish-American band Solas, at Next Stage on Friday, July 28 at 7:30 pm. Beginning with tunes from his groundbreaking 1996 album “When Juniper Sleeps,” which was the impetus for the formation of Solas, through music from his 20-year career with that iconic band, and adding some brand new tunes, Seamus, with Moira Smiley (vocals, piano, banjo), Kyle Senna (guitar) and other musical friends, will continue to explore the further reaches of the Irish tradition and beyond.

Twilight on the Tavern Lawn - The Gaslight Tinkers

Date & Time: 
Jul 23 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Twilight Music continues its 15th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk-rock, world beat, rock, pop, Celtic, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, July 23 with The Gaslight Tinkers. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 20. All concerts begin at 6:00 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain. The series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Green Mountain Well, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Food Co-op, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney businesses and organizations. The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available. For more information, call 802-387-5772 or visit www.twilightmusic.org.

Season Finale Concert

Date & Time: 
Aug 5 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sergiu Natra (b.1924) Music for Violin and Harp (1960)
Zenas Hsu, violin; Marion Ravot, harp

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op.15 (1879)
Marisa Gupta, piano; Suliman Tekalli, violin; Emily Brandenburg, viola; Michael Kaufman, cello


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) String Quartet in G Major, K.387 (1782)
Jennifer Liu, Eunae Koh, violins; Hyobi Sim, viola; Michael Kannen, cello

Gerald Barry (b.1952) “_____” (1979)
Alan Kay, Ran Kampel, clarinets; Jesse Morrison, viola; Edvard Pogossian, cello; Tomer Gewirtzman, piano; Eduardo Leandro, marimba

Alexander Raskatov (b.1953) Five Minutes from the Life of W.A.M. (2000)

Pre-Concert Discussion

Date & Time: 
Aug 5 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Alan Kay, Michael Kannen, Eduardo Leandro, and Anthony Marwood discuss how the democracy of chamber music works, and moves us.

Matinee Concert

Date & Time: 
Aug 5 2017 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Stephen Coxe (b.1966) Everwine Songs (2009)
Melanie Henley Heyn, soprano; Roger Tapping, viola

Alban Berg (1885-1935) Lyric Suite (1926)
Anthony Marwood, Brian Hong, violins; Meredith Kufchak, viola; Natasha Brofsky, cello


Jacob Druckman (1928-1996) Valentine (1969)
Lizzie Burns, double bass

Jacob Druckman (1928-1996) Animus II (1968)
Lucy Shelton, mezzo-soprano; Eduardo Leandro, Sam Seyong Um, percussion

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Rapsodie espagnole, for two pianos (1907)
Ellen Hwangbo, Christina Dahl, pianos; Eduardo Leandro, Sam Seyong Um, percussion

Yellow Barn Concert

Date & Time: 
Aug 4 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Olga Neuwirth (b.1968) In Nacht und Eis (In Night and Ice) (2006)
Brad Balliett, bassoon; Aaron Wolff, cello

Sofia Gubaidulina (b.1931) Galgenlieder à 3 (1996)
Melanie Henley Heyn, soprano; Lizzie Burns, double bass; Sam Seyong Um, percussion

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) String Quartet in F Minor, Op.80 (1847)
Violaine Melançon, Magdalena Filipczak, violins; Aiden Kane, viola; Coleman Itzkoff, cello

Stephen Albert (1941-1992) To Wake the Dead (1977)
Lucy Shelton, soprano; Rosie Gallagher, flute; Ran Kampel; clarinet; Harriet Langley, violin; Rainer Crosett, cello; Emely Phelps, piano

Yellow Barn Concert

Date & Time: 
Aug 3 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Toshio Hosokawa (b.1955) Landscape II (1992)
United States premiere
Marion Ravot, harp; Violaine Melançon, Emma Frucht, violins; Hyobi Sim, viola; Yoshika Masuda, cello
Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884) Piano Trio, Op.15 (1855)
Abigail Sin, piano; Magdalena Filipczak, violin; Julia Yang, cello


Harold Meltzer (b.1966) Kreisleriana (2012)
Curtis Macomber, violin; Abigail Sin, piano

Pavel Haas (1899-1944) String Quartet No.2, Op.7 “From the Monkey Mountains” (1925)
Kayla Moffett, Eva Aronian, violins; Jesse Morrison, viola; Michael Kannen, cello; Sam Seyong Um, percussion

Yellow Barn Concert

Date & Time: 
Aug 2 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Jacques Hétu (1938-2010) Élégie, Op.31a (1979)
Brad Balliett, bassoon; Christina Dahl, piano
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Six épigraphes antiques, for piano four-hands (1914)
Marisa Gupta, primo; Emely Phelps, secundo

Thomas Adès (b.1971) The Four Quarters, Op.28 (2010)
Omer Quartet
Mason Yu, Erica Tursi, violins; Jinsun Hong, viola; Alex Cox, cello


Brett Dean (b.1961) Sextet “Old Kings in Exile” (2010)
Rosie Gallagher, flute; Alan Kay, clarinet; Zenas Hsu, violin; Edvard Pogossian, cello; Seth Knopp, piano; Sam Seyong Um, percussion

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Piano Trio in A Minor (1914)
Tomer Gewirtzman, piano; Harriet Langley, violin; Yoshika Masuda, cello

Yellow Barn Concert

Date & Time: 
Aug 1 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988) Khoom “Seven episodes of a love story and of a non-written death in a faraway land” (1962)
Lucy Shelton, soprano; Stephen Stirling, French horn; Curtis Macomber, Suliman Tekalli, violins; Roger Tapping, viola; Michael Kaufman, cello; Eduardo Leandro, percussion

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op.60 (1875)
Ellen Hwangbo, piano; Eunae Koh, violin; Meredith Kufchak, viola; Rainer Crosett, cello


Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Sonata in A Minor, Z.804 (publ. 1697)
Brian Hong, Jennifer Liu, violins; Aaron Wolff, cello; Stephen Coxe, harpsichord

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) String Quartet No.2 in C Major, Op.36 (1945)
Emma Frucht, Kayla Moffett, violins; Hyobi Sim, viola; Julia Yang, cello

Master Class: Kashkashian

Date & Time: 
Jul 31 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

At Yellow Barn masterclasses, audience members are invited to sit in The Big Barn with Yellow Barn musicians and witness the interpretive process as Yellow Barn faculty and guests coach participants on a wide range of repertoire.

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