Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 27th

10am: The Charlotte Congregational Church is holding a COVID-respectful, attendance-limited, in-person worship service this Sunday morning. A live stream of the service can be found on YouTube.

Sunday, September 27th

4pm: All Souls Interfaith Gathering celebrates its 20th Anniversary this Sunday with a service dedicated to the people, music, and events that have fostered its growth over the past two decades. Playing for Good will be the featured guest performance offering a beautiful program of classical chamber works alongside contemporary, crossover and traditional folk tunes. Composers include Shostakovich, Respighi, Sorensen, Arcadelt, and Eric Wright. While a limited audience will attend this outdoor celebration, a livestream will also be available.

More information.

Past Events

Sunday, March 22nd

10am: The Charlotte Congregational Church has gone virtual! I'm thrilled to have an opportunity to perform and share music in these lean times of the Corona Virus. Tune in at 10am for a streamed (and stream-lined!) devotional service of music and congregation by joining the Zoom meeting. The musical selections will feature Bach's 3rd Partita in E Major, a favorite Taize hymn with violin obbligato, a folk duet for violin, guitar and voice, and meditative hymns for violin and piano. 
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/103931511
Meeting ID: 103 931 511

Wednesday, March 18th
11am: Prayer & Music Service; The Charlotte Congregational Church is devoting 20 minutes on Wednesday mornings to prayer during this unconventional time of viral outbreak. Though we can't be together in person, this weekly devotional time will be a haven and space for us to congregate in spirit. Musical works by Bach and Taize.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkhoXymRk_s&feature=emb_title
 
Wednesday, March 11th

7 pm: Playing for Good at The Shelburne Town Hall; 5376 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT

Music meets poetry at Playing for Good's next innovative performance. As part of the Pierson Library's "2nd Wednesdays" Series, PFG has paired some of our favorite pieces with works of poetry and prose by local writers. Come here the fantastic tunes PFG is known for coupled with works by Julie Cadwallader Staub, Rick Bessette, Stephen Kiernan, and Susan Cooke Kittredge. Additional narrations provided by Claudia Marshall. Free admission; Donations for performers suggested.

Saturday, March 7th

7:30 pm: Springfield Symphony Orchestra at Springfield Symphony Hall; Springfield, MA

The SSO has a wonderful program prepared featuring "Radiant Circles" by Augusta Read Thomas, Beethoven's stunning Violin Concerto, and Tchaikovsky's 1st Symphony, "Winter Daydreams."

Tickets and information

Sunday, February 23rd

10 am: Charlotte Congregational Church; 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte VT 05445

Music for two violins and choir will be featured at this morning's weekly service. Kathy Andrew will be our guest performer.

Saturday, February 22nd

7:30 pm: Vermont Symphony Orchestra at Flynn Theater; Burlington, VT

The VSO has a blockbuster program on tap featuring the foremost film composer of our generation: John Williams. Former Vermonter and renown guest conductor, Troy Peters, will lead the orchestra in an evening that can only be described as a total blast. 

Tickets (going fast!) and information

Monday, February 17th

7 pm: Distinguished Concerts International of New York Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; New York, NY

The DCINY Orchestra and choir celebrates President's Day with an uplifting program of American composers, including Bernstein and Martin.

Tickets and information 

Sunday, February 16th

8:30 pm: Distinguished Concerts International of New York Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; New York, NY

The DCINY Orchestra is joined by a gargantuan international choir for a program of "Perpetual Light" featuring Rutter's "Requiem" and symphonic works by McEncroe.

Tickets and information

Saturday, February 8th

7:30 pm: Springfield Symphony Orchestra at Springfield Symphony Hall; Springfield, MA

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is joined by two amazing soloists, Emmanuel Ceysson (harp) and Denis Bouriakov (flute), for an inspired program featuring Beethoven, Mozart, Bernstein, Debussy, and Ginastera.

 

Saturday-Sunday, January 25th-26th

7:30pm-3pm: Flynn Center for the Arts; Burlington, VT and the Paramount Theater; 30 Center Str, Rutland, VT

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s first classical program of 2020 will feature Shannon Lee playing Tchaikovsky's epic Violin Concerto in D Major, Mendelssohn's 2nd Symphony and Wagner's famous Prelude to "Tristan and Isolde." More information

Wednesday, January 22nd

7:30 pm: Vermont State House Chambers, Montpelier, VT

The Vermont Symphony’s annual Farmer’s Night concert will feature a lovely chamber orchestra program. Free admission. 

Tuesday, January 21st

6:30pm: Taste Test at Deli/126; 126 College Str, Burlington, VT 05401

Come get a taste for what's in store at the VSO's next full orchestral concert in a fun and engaging way through the Taste Test series. Think book club, but with music! VSO Executive Director, Ben Cadwallader, and I will bring you through a whirlwind introduction of the repertoire, interesting facts, heresay gossip, and musical examples of Saturday's classical program. All your orchestral questions are answered here!

Sunday, January 19th

10am: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Pieces for solo violin and violin + piano by Bach, Mozart and Ravel will be offered at this morning's service of music and spirit.

4pm: An afternoon Taize service of French ecumenical chants will be sung with violin obbligato by candlelight.

Saturday, January 11th

7:30 pm: Springfield Symphony Orchestra at Springfield Symphony Hall; Springfield, MA

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra kicks off 2020 with a wonderful all-Beethoven program.

Tuesday, December 31st

5:30pm: Playing for Good at the FlynnSpace; 153 Main Str, Burlington, VT

Playing for Good is thrilled to announce a set of favorite classical and crossover tunes at this year's Highlight performance showcase. Our set will include cherished works by Mozart and Arcadelt alongside new compositions and settings of pieces by no less than five Vermont composers. The music will be thrilling and the atmosphere intimate...what better way to close out 2019? 

Tickets and more information

7:30pm: Vermont Symphony Orchestra; Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT

Burlington does Broadway is back for a second year! Partnering with Lyric Theater, the VSO will present an evening of show tune favorites, sure to close out your 2019 with gusto.

Sunday, December 29th

10am: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Duncan & Stokes will join me in music for violin, fiddle and guitar to bridge the gap between Christmas and New Years.'

 
Tuesday, December 24th

4:30 and 7pm: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

The traditional candlelight Christmas Eve services will feature music by Vivaldi, Bach, and Adolphe Adam along with a number of carols with a classical twist.

Sunday, December 22nd

12-1:30pm: Lake Champlain Chocolates, 65 Church Str, Burlington, VT 05401

Soothe the final days of holiday gift procuring by stopping into Lake Champlain's Pine Street location. A lovely and festive set of solo violin pieces will be offered, plus no one ever complains about finding delicious chocolates in their stocking... 

Sunday, December 15th

10am: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

The annual Christmas Pageant is more than a simple story you know. It's a backdrop to a bootstrapping theatrical production featuring tunes from the ancient to the contemporary, dance numbers, societal satire, zip lines, and a sanctuary filled with live animals.

The Vermont Symphony's annual Holiday Pops Tour is one of the most treasured parts of the year's end. Guest conductor Chelsea Tipton will lead us in a wonderful program of classical works, holiday favorites, and carols that will warm you from the inside out.

Friday, December 13th: Barre Opera House, Barre, VT
Saturday, December 14th: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT
Sunday, December 15th: Paramount Theater, Rutland, VT 
Tickets and more information
Saturday, December 7th

7:30 pm: Springfield Symphony Orchestra at Springfield Symphony Hall; Springfield, MA

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra makes all things jolly on Court Street with the annual Holiday Pops program. More information

Thursday, December 5th

5-6:30pm: Slate, 89 Church Str, Burlington, VT 05401

Slate is a chic place not only for home decor, but for a pop-up performance, as well! Head to 89 Church Street on this first Thursday of December to check some gift-getters off your Christmas Shopping List while listening to carols, works for unaccompanied violin, and a generous set of festive tunes. Consider your shopping anxiety soothed!

Sunday, December 1st

10am: Messiah Sing, Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Back for another year of merry, this morning performance of Handel's singular "Messiah" (Part 1) is certainly the best way to shake off your Thanksgiving lethargy and kick off your Christmas season.

Friday, November 29th

3-4:30am: Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, VT 05401

Head to Church Street on this Black Friday where Ana Ruesink (viola) and I will be serenading the masses with duets for Violin & Viola by a variety of composers including Mozart, Evan Premolar, Handel and Bach. Consider your shopping anxiety soothed!

Sunday, November 24th

10am: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

A lovely morning of music for violin solo and violin/piano duet during the morning worship services. Bach's Unaccompanied Violin Sonata No. 1 in g minor along with Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in G Major will be offered.

Saturday, November 16th

7:30 pm: Handel Society of Dartmouth College at Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hanover, NH

Engagements with the Handel Society are some of my favorite, enriching, and rewarding weekends each year. Join us for a wonderful program featuring Rossini's "Stabat Mater." 

Sunday, November 10th

10am: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Works by Corelli, Bach and Kodaly will be offered at this morning's service of song and spirit.

Saturday, November 9th

7:30 pm: Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hanover, NH

The DSO's November performance features Sibelius' 1st Symphony and Mozart's incomparable Symphony #41, "Jupiter." 

Saturday, November 2nd

7:30 pm: Springfield Symphony Orchestra at Springfield Symphony Hall; Springfield, MA

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra's 2nd orchestral concert of the season.

The Opera Company of Middlebury’s October production brings the thrilling drama of Puccini's epic "Tosca" to the Middlebury Town Hall. In addition to the customary performances at the Town Hall Theater, a touring ensemble will bring this momentous work around the state. See below for a show nearest you.

Wednesday, October 9th

7:30 pm: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, VT

Friday, October 11th

7:30 pm: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, VT

Sunday, October 13th

2pm: Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, VT

Thursday, October 17th

7 pm: Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, NY

Saturday, October 19th

3pm: Spruce Peak Performing Arts, Stowe, VT

Monday, October 20th

7pm: Town Hall Theater, Woodstock, VT

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s annual Made in Vermont Fall Tour celebrates the beauty and bounty of our lovely and seasonally multi-colored state. This year, the VSO chamber orchestra, led by Music Director Jaime Laredo, will present a wonderful program that features Haydn's Cello Concerto in C, Bartok's Romanian Dances, Devienne's 2nd Flute Concerto, and a short film score composed by Vermont’s own Matthew Evan Taylor. Our featured soloists are Melissa Mielens and Ifetayo Ali. Surely something for everyone! 

Thursday, September 26th

7 pm: Castleton University; Castleton, VT

Friday, September 27th

7:30 pm: Brattleboro Music Center; Brattleboro, VT

Saturday, September 28th

7:30pm: Mahaney Center for the Arts; Middlebury College

Sunday, September 29th

3 pm: Haskell Opera House; Derby Line, VT

Saturday, October 5th

7:30 pm: Chandler Music Hall; Randolph, VT

Sunday, October 7th

7:30 pm: Highland Center for the Arts; Greensboro, VT

Saturday, September 21st

7:30 pm: Vermont Symphony Orchestra at the Flynn Theater; Burlington, VT 05401

The VSO's first Masterworks program of the season brings folk tunes, beauty, and jazzy licks to the Flynn Theater. Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson will be our featured soloists in Chris Brubeck's brand new Double Concerto, "Pax De Deux," followed by Brahms' rich and dramatic 2nd Symphony. Our program opens with Kodaly's rambuctious "Dances of Galanta." 

Tuesday, September 17th

6-8pm: Deli/126, 126 College St, Burlington, VT 05401

Taste Test is back! Ringing in it’s 3rd season of community-engaging lecture conversations, VSO Executive Director, Ben Cadwallader and I lead a rowdy and spirited presentation about the upcoming VSO Masterworks performance at the Flynn on September 21st. Up for discussion: Chris Brubeck’s new Double Concerto “Pas de Deux” featuring Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson, Kodaly’s “Dances of Galanta,” and Brahm’s melodious 2nd Symphony. Tickets and more info: https://www.vso.org/event/taste-test/

4:45-5:30pm: Grand Point North, Burlington Waterfront, 1 Lake Street, Burlington, VT 05401

I'm happy to be accompanying the indie-pop band Lucius for their 45-min Sunday afternoon set. It's quite a lineup of musical guests all weekend, so find your tickets and more information here: http://grandpointnorth.com/

Sunday, September 15th

10am: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

A delightful morning of music is in the works including violin duets, works for violin and piano by Bach, a vocal duet, and a jazzy number to pay homage to the coming Autumn.

Saturday, September 7th

8-9:30pm: Brandon Music Cafe, 62 Country Club Rd, Brandon, VT 05733

Enjoy an evening of delicious food and soulful original tunes by singer-songwriter Steve Hartmann and Jane Kittredge.

Sunday, September 1st

10am: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Completing the summer Partita Project, the final movements from Bach’s 3rd Unaccompanied Partita, works for violin & piano, and a song for vocal trio will be featured in this special service of music and spirit.

Thursday, August 15th

5:30-7pm: Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482

It’s Community Day at the Shelburne Craft School! This annual event celebrates students, teachers, volunteers, donors, and the whole community that has supported the Shelburne Craft School. This is a day of fun, gifts, and activities including food, music by Tumbleweed’s Jane & Charlie Kittredge, craft giveaways, and a whole lot more. More info 

Sunday, August 18th

10am: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Movements from Bach’s 3rd Unaccompanied Partita and for violin & piano by Schubert, will be featured. As always, we’ll start out classical and evolve to the contemporary as the service progresses. 

Sunday, August 25th

1pm: Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, Middlebury College

Continuing the Vermont Symphony's relationship with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival each August, a small ensemble from the VSO will premiere and preview Matthew Evan Taylor's commission, featured at this festival and on our upcoming Made In Vermont Fall Tour.

Saturday, August 31st

2pm, 5:30pm: Champlain Valley Fair, 105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452

Visit the summer-ending institution that is the Champlain Valley Fair on Saturday and enjoy sets of soulful, original tunes by singer-songwriter Steve Hartmann and Jane Kittredge.

Tuesday, August 13th

6-7pm: The Essex Experience, 21 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05453

Playing for Good has cooked up another wonderful program of string quartet music for this weekday evening in the Gazebo. Works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Philip Glass will be featured. 

Free! (But dangerously close to the Outlets and the Mad Taco.)

Sunday, August 4th

10am: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Works for solo violin, violin & piano, and violin & voice will be featured at this special service of music and spirit.

Thursday, August 1st

7pm: Charlotte Beach Night!  Charlotte Beach, 1375 Lake Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Playing for Good will be the featured ensemble at this weekly favorite summer event in Charlotte. Works by Bach, Arden, and the Danish String Quartet will accompany a beautiful evening of beach fun and picnicking. Come for the music, stay for the sunset!

Thursday, July 25th

7pm: Charlotte Beach Night!  Charlotte Beach, 1375 Lake Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Playing for Good will be the featured ensemble at this weekly favorite summer event in Charlotte. Works by Mozart, Shostakovich, Glass, and the Fretless will accompany a beautiful evening of beach fun and picnicking. Come for the music, stay for the sunset!

Wednesday, July 24th

6:30-8pm: Shelburne Farms, Farm Barn Concert Series

 Join us for a lovely Wednesday night concert featuring local singer-songwriter, Steve Hartmann.

Sunday, July 14th

5pm: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Playing for Good benefit concert at the Charlotte Congregational Church. Works by Philip Glass, Haydn, Shostakovich and the Danish String Quartet will be featured. Admission is free (donations suggested) and all proceeds will benefit the Malayaka House orphanage in Entebbe, Uganda. 

Performers: Brooke Quiggins Saulnier and Jane Kittredge, violin; Ana Ruesink, viola; Emily Taubl and John Dunlop, cello; Kyle Saulnier, bass 

Monday, July 1st - Sunday, July 7th

7:30pm: Vermont Symphony Orchestra's annual Summer Festival Tour
        Monday, 7/1: Mountain Top Inn, Chittenden
        Tuesday, 7/2: Hunter Park, Manchester
        Wednesday, 7/3: Grafton Ponds, Grafton
        Thursday, 7/4: Shelburne Museum
        Friday, 7/5: Suicide Six, S. Pomfret
        Saturday, 7/6: Brunswick School, Randolph
        Sunday, 7/7: Trapp Family Lodge

Sunday, June 23rd

10am: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Works by Bach, Gluck and Ysaye will be offered during this special morning of music.

Sunday, June 16th

10am: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Pieces for violin and piano by Handel, Ivanovici and Rubenstein will be performed during this special service of music.

 
Sunday, June 9th
2pm: Distinguished Concerts International Orchestra, Carnegie Hall
https://www.dciny.org/concerts/calling-all-dawns-3/
Sunday, June 2nd

10am: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Works for violin and piano along with a hoot of kids will be featured at this Sunday morning's Service.

Saturday, May 18th

7:30 pm: Springfield Symphony Orchestra at Springfield Symphony Hall; Springfield, MA

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra concludes its 75th Season with a program not to be forgotten. Dvorak's "New World Symphony" has been a favorite piece of mine -- both to hear and play -- ever since I was a child. It is certainly as fun to perform and share as it is to listen to, so were we playing chopsticks on the first half of the program, I'd still recommend this concert wholeheartedly. Chopsticks, however, is not what we're offering to start the evening. If you like Star Wars, come enjoy and be swept away in the epic drama and heart-wrenching beauty that has made the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto perhaps the most famous work for violin and orchestra ever written.

Sunday, May 12th

10am: Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Come celebrate Mother's Day with a special service of music featuring works for violin duo, violin and guitar, and solo violin by Tchaikovsky, Bach, and Sarah Jarosz.

Saturday, May 4th 

7:30 pm: Springfield Symphony Orchestra at Springfield Symphony Hall; Springfield, MA

If you’re a fan of Movie Music, this Symphony Pops program is the one for you! 

Sunday, April 28th

5 pm: Chandler Center for the Arts; Randolph, VT

In collaboration with the Randolph Singers, Vaughan Williams' beautiful "Dona Nobis Pacem" will be performed, accompanied by string quintet, organ, horn and percussion. 

Saturday, April 27th

7:30 pm: Vermont Symphony Orchestra at the Flynn Theater; Burlington, VT 05401

The VSO's final Masterworks program of the season brings glory, beauty, and bombast to the Flynn Theater. Pamela Frank will be our featured soloist in Bruch's sonorous Violin Concerto, followed by Rachmaninoff's uproarious 2nd Symphony. If ever you thought Rachmaninoff wrote perhaps *too* many notes in his piano concertos, perhaps he also wrote a few extra in his Symphonies...

Monday, April 22nd

6:30-8:30 pm: VSO's Taste Test at 126 Deli; 126 College Str, Burlington, VT

The Taste Test team is in action once more this season with a lively evening of performance and conversation. VSO Executive Director, Ben Cadwallader, and I will host a lively and interactive forum delving into the Symphony's Season Finale Masterworks repertoire to be performed the following Saturday, April 27th, at the Flynn Theater in Burlingon. This exciting gathering will feature Bruch's luscious Violin Concerto in G minor, Rachmaninoff's epic 2nd Symphony, and Ravel's gorgeous "Pavane pour une infante defunte" -- a piece far more beautiful than it's title suggests. Think Book Club meets Symphony Gossip column, and you'll get an idea of what this evening has to offer. Not sure you're into a full symphony concert? Come for a taste test---drinks and light fare will be offered! 

Sunday, April 21st

10 am: Charlotte Congregational Church; 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT

Easter! More information to come, including repertoire that features violin and choir.

Wednesday, April 17th 

7 pm: TURNmusic at FlynnSpace; Burlington, VT

One of the more rewarding recording projects I participated in over the last year was a collaboration between TURNmusic and Hallowell's Joseph Pensak. If you're unfamiliar with his work, you're in for a treat. Due for release on March 22nd, Hallowell's album release party will take place Wednesday, April 17th at Burlington's intimate FlynnSpace. Some concert engagements are tricky, some rewarding, some demanding. This one will be all of those things, plus simply AWESOME. Check out a couple free tracks here

Sunday, April 7th

10 am: Charlotte Congregational Church; 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT

A service of candlelight, prayer and music from Taize. This special once-in-a-while service positively feeds the soul.

Free and open to the public.

 
Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th

Friday, 7:30 pm: Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble at Montpelier's Unitarian Church; 130 Main Street, 05602

Saturday, 7:30 pm: Black Box Theater at Main Street Landing; 60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT 05401

The VCME presents an innovative program marrying music and poetry. Sevenworks of poetry, inspired by seven contemporary works by local composers -- some world premieres -- will be performed in this inspiring evening of artistic collaboration. 

Tuesday, March 26th

6 pm: Vermont College of Fine Arts; 36 College Str, Montpelier, VT 05602

Music-COMP is a terrific non-profit organizing based in Duxbury, VT dedicated to providing young composers the opportunity to learn, develop and grow through online mentoring and live performance. Opus 34, the title of this year’s Spring compositional showcase, will feature a collection of talented composers in works for chamber ensemble. I’m truly impressed each year by the complexity, integrity and simple brilliance of these young composers. The performance will take place at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Sunday, March 24th 

4:30 pm: Hinesburg Artist Series at St. Jude; 10759 Rte 116, Hinesburg, VT

The Hinesburg Artist Series is a dedicated and talented plethora of area vocalists that have the spirit and love of music at heart. It's hard to capture the amount of positive energy that radiates from this ensemble, and getting to perform with them each Spring is certainly a highlight. Their annual March concert will feature works for choir and orchestra by John Rutter and Handel, and will feature steel drummer/vocal soloist, Becky Bass.
Saturday, March 23rd 

7:30 pm: Springfield Symphony Orchestra at Springfield Symphony Hall; Springfield, MA

If you’re a [music] dork like me, you’ve often used the opening notes of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony as a punchline to many a shocking — or not so shocking — revelation. On this day, that punchline becomes headline. [Da da da dum.....and rimshot.] Enjoy a blockbuster program featuring Liszt’s first and second Piano Concertos along with Beethoven’s epic 5th symphony. 

Saturday, March 16th

7:30 pm: Flynn Center for the Arts, Burlington 05401

Sunday, March 17th

3 pm: Paramount Theater, 30 Center St, Rutland, VT 05701

The VSO’s March Masterworks will feature superstar clarinetist, Anthony McGill and our own principal bassoon, Janet Polk, in a terrific program featuring Mozart, Strauss, and Bizet. 

Monday, March 11th

6:30 pm: Foam Brewers; 112 Lake St, Burlington, VT

Taste Test is BACK! If you’re curious about the upcoming Vermont Symphony Orchestra Masterworks program on March 16th and 17th, this is a perfect opportunity to test the waters. VSO Executive Director, Benjamin Cadwallader, and I will host an evening of lively conversation about Mozart, Strauss and Bizet. Think book group meets music history gossip column with a side of beer, cheese and charcuterie. Excerpts from the program will be performed and all levels of curiosity and musical knowledge are greatly encouraged and welcome. 

Wednesday, February 27th

6:30 - 8:30 pm: Playing for Good at Peg & Ter's Bar and Kitchen; 5573 Shelburne Rd, 05482

What once was the town’s culinary mainstay, Cafe Shelburne, has evolved to become a fast favorite destination, Peg & Ter’s. If you haven’t yet experienced the delicious and welcoming charm this less-than-year-old bar & kitchen, Wednesday will be a perfect opportunity. Playing for Good with Charlie Kittredge will offer two hours of classical, rock, and folk chamber music to get you most comfortably and delectably over hump day. The intimate yet comfortable lounge is the perfect place to enjoy great food, music and company. No cover, no tickets.  

Sunday, March 3th

10 am: Charlotte Congregational Church; 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT

The morning worship service will feature a lovely program of music for violin, piano, and voice. Cameron Steinmetz, Charlie Kittredge and I will perform works by Thais, Taize, MacMaster, and the Bluegrass Gospel Project. 

Wednesday, March 6th

7 pm: Ash Wednesday at the United Church of Middlebury; Middlebury, VT

As both an audience-goer and performer, creating and experiencing concert events that seemingly stop time and bring people together is a key objective. Ash Wednesday services are particularly contemplative, beautiful, and sacred—three compelling attributes to achieving these goals. What’s even more compelling is the fact that this program will feature a boatload Fauré, which brings me [safely] about as close to heaven as humanly possible. Movements from the Requiem will be performed along with his dreamy “Pavane” for violin and piano. 

Saturday, March 9th

7:30 pm: Springfield Symphony Orchestra at Springfield Symphony Hall; Springfield, MA

If you happen to be in Southwestern Mass, join the SSO for a fun Pops program of Broadway tunes. Fantastic soloists and a playlist of favorites will undoubtedly leave everyone smiling. 

Monday, February 18th

7 pm: Distinguished Concerts International Festival Choir and Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York City

DCINY's February performance includes a terrific program of works by Dan Forrest and Ola Gjeilo. A program absolutely everyone can appreciate. 

Saturday, February 23rd

7:30 pm: Springfield Symphony Orchestra at Springfield Symphony Hall; Springfield, MA

The SSO February showcase includes none other than Rachel Barton Pine playing Brahms’ famed Violin Concerto. We will open the program with Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony No. 4, and conclude with Augusta Read Thomas’ “Prayer and Celebration.” Not a concert to be missed! 

Thursday, February 7th

7 pm: Playing for Good at Champlain College’s CCM Gallery

Repeating the success and fun of last year’s Benefit Concert for Malayaka House, Playing for Good returns to Champlain College’s CCM Gallery for a lovely program of chamber music to support Champlain’s annual student service trip to Entebbe, Uganda. Malayaka House is where nearly 50 children without families of their own call home. What Vermonter Robert Fleming started in 2005 simply with an orphan baby and hotel room has grown to be a loving, supporting and sustaining family community offering not only care, but education and skilled-training opportunities. Their micro businesses, staffed by Malayaka House kids and alums, supply jobs and essential income to keep the House thriving. Learn more about Malayaka House.

Sunday, February 10th

4 pm: New Light Service at the United Church of Middlebury; Middlebury, VT

Solo violin works will be featured at this beautiful afternoon church service of spirit and song.

Saturday, February 2nd

7:30 pm: Burlington Chamber Orchestra at the UVM Recital Hall.

Once a year the BCO is lucky to collaborate with Soovin Kim on a delightful string orchestra program. This winter is no exception: we will be performing works both familiar and new by Corelli, Coleman, and Mendelssohn.

 
Saturday, January 26th-27th

7:30 pm: Flynn Center for the Arts; Burlington, VT and the Paramount Theater; 30 Center Str, Rutland, VT

The VSO’s 3rd Masterworks program will open with the terrific Haydn Symphony No. 88, followed by Stravinsky’s epic Concerto in E-flat, “Dumbarton Oaks.” This blockbuster of a program concludes with Schumann’s notorious and uplifting 2nd Symphony.  

Wednesday, January 23rd

7:30 pm: Vermont State House Chambers, Montpelier, VT

The Vermont Symphony’s annual Farmer’s Night concert will feature a lovely chamber orchestra program. Free admission. 

Monday, January 21st 

7 pm: Carnegie Hall; New York City

The Distinguished Concerts International Symphony Orchestra and Choir presents a program devoted to MLK and featuring works by Karl Jenkins.

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Playing for Good at Folino’s Wood-Fired Pizza (71 S. Union St, Burlington, VT), 4 pm

Playing for Good is kicking off the New Year with joy, great pizza, and wonderful music — all in honor of Make-A-Wish Vermont. Come to Burlington's heart & hearth -- Folino's Wood-Fired Pizza -- to support this amazing organization, the miracles they manifest, and the hope they give to all kids and families facing life-threatening health conditions. The brunch-inspired pizza is free, the music is awesome, and environment is warm and cozy. The program will be awesome and features works by Mozart, Handel, Shostakovich, the Fretless and the Danish String Quartet.

Performers: Jane Kittredge, Brooke Quiggins Saulnier, Letitia Quante, violin; Ana Ruesink, viola; Emily Taubl & John Dunlop, cello

No tickets required; suggested donation. BYOB

Monday, December 31st

7:30 pm: Flynn Center for the Arts; Burlington, VT

The VSO’s teams up with Lyric Theater for a Broadway-themed show to ring in the New Year. A medley of show-stopping Broadway favorite tunes is on tap, so be sure to save a few hours of your evening to celebrate the coming New Year with us!

Sunday, December 30th

Tumbleweed at Charlotte Congregational Church, 10 am

Tumbleweed's final concert of 2018 will feature a stellar line up of tunes to greet your New Year's Eve - Eve. Works by the Fretless, the Danish String Quartet will be performed along with two tunes by Alison Krauss and Natalie MacMaster. Performers: John Dunlop (cello), Laura Markowitz (violin), Ana Ruesink (viola), Charlie Kittredge (guitar/vocals) and Jane Kittredge (violin/vocals).

Monday, December 24th

4:30 and 7 pm: Charlotte Congregational Church; 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT

The Charlotte Congregational Church will feature two services this Christmas Eve, one at 4:30 pm for families and early birds, and a candlelit service at 7 pm. Works for solo violin, violin & voice, and violin & piano by Bach, Schubert, and Handel will be featured at both services.

Sunday, December 23rd
10 am: Charlotte Congregational Church; 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT
Christmas Eve - Eve will feature a lovely morning service of music at the Charlotte Congregational Church. Come savor the final sounds of advent with works by Handel, Bach, and a trio arrangement of Bob Dylan’s terrific tune, "Ring Them Bells."
Friday-Sunday, December 14th-16th

Friday, 7:30 pm: Barre Opera House; Barre, VT

Saturday, 7:30 pm: Flynn Center for the Arts; Burlington, VT

Sunday, 3 pm; Paramount Theater; Rutland, VT

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra's annual Holiday Pops tour gets underway this middle weekend of December, and as always, it offers a program geared to both thrill and marvel. This year's concert will feature works for choir, orchestra, and the customary evening-ending audience carol singalong. It wouldn't be the holidays without it, so come for the festivity, stay for "O Come, All Ye Faithful" -- my personal favorite.

Sunday, December 9th

2 pm and 4:30 pm: St. Jude's Parish; 10759 Rte 116, Hinesburg, VT

The Hinesburg Artist Series presents it's annual pair of holiday concerts in the 'Burg, and with works for choir, orchestra and small ensemble by Handel, this program will bring even the most curmudgeony of grinches both delight and spirit-filling comfort.

Saturday, December 8th

7:30 pm: Springfield Symphony Hall; Springfield, MA

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra's annual Holiday Pops program is definitely the place to be in Western Mass amid the ever-bustling holiday season. This evening's program will feature the Springfield Symphony Chorus and special guest soloists Mary Lambert and Brynn Cartelli. 

Sunday, December 2nd

10 am: Messiah Sing at the Charlotte Congregational Church; 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT

Back for the 7th year, our Messiah troupe is back in action this first Sunday of December. Instead of an afternoon performance, we opted to hijack the morning service this season, so don’t forget to set your alarms. The First Part along with other selections from Handel’s masterpiece will be performed by a small chamber orchestra, four of Vermont’s foremost vocal soloists and YOU! Scores provided. 

Monday, November 26th

7 pm: Carnegie Hall; New York City

The Distinguished Concerts International Symphony Orchestra and Choir will present another *Holiday Spectacular* featuring contemporary works both written and conducted by Joseph Michael Martin and Mark Hayes. 

Sunday, November 25th

2 pm: Carnegie Hall; New York City

The Distinguished Concerts International Symphony Orchestra and Choir present our annual Messiah - Refreshed! ...a perfect opportunity to chase your Thanksgiving celebration with a blockbuster of a concert. This program tends to sell out, so lock your seat down sooner rather than later. 

Saturday, November 18th

7:30 pm: College Street Congregational Church; Burlington, VT

The Burlington Choral Society’s Autumn concert is a Birthday-themed program featuring Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Handel’s "Ode for a Birthday of Queen Anne," and Purcell’s "Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary." Birthday cake may or may not be served, but it would certainly be fitting. Come enjoy this celebratory spectacular!

Tuesday, November 13th

7 pm: Hopkins Center; Hanover, NH

The Handel Society’s Autumn program features Brahms’ incomparable Requiem. Any chance I get to play this piece, I take it! 

Sunday, November 11th

10 am: Charlotte Congregational Church; 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

At the weekly Sunday Worship service, Sam Whitesell and I will be performing works for violin and piano.

 
Sunday, November 4th

10 am: Charlotte Congregational Church; 403 Church Hill Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445

Teaming with pianist Claire Black, we will perform works for violin and piano by Corelli, Paradis, Taize, and Kenji Bunch.

Saturday, November 3rd

6 pm: The Roost; 99 Lower English Settlement Rd., Underhill, VT 05489

Playing for Good teams with singer-songwriter writer-guitarist Steve Hartmann at this delightful House Concert. Doors open at 6 pm for potluck mingling and Playing for Good will take the stage at 6:30 pm. Performing both classical and classically-inspired works, our program will not only delight our audience, but also inspire and comfort. Following a brief intermission, Steve Hartmann and I will finish the evening with a soulful set of original tunes. As always, our events are casual and admission is free (donations for performers appreciated).  

Wednesday, October 31st

6 - 8 pm: Folino’s Wood-Fired Pizza; 71 S. Union Str, Burlington, VT

Full disclosure: I don’t like Halloween. If, however, some event were to cure me of the anti-social itch to burrow and roll my eyes on October 31st, a Star Wars event would be just the ticket. Interestingly, there are no tickets to this FREE STAR WARS PARTY at Folino’s (Burlington location), so simply come for the free pizza and the John Williams-inspired quartet music from 6 -- 8 pm.

Saturday, October 27th

7:30 pm: Flynn Center for the Arts; Burlington, VT

The Vermont Symphony's second Masterworks program offers audiences the chance to enjoy works both familiar and new. Led by guest conductor Vinay Parameswaran and featuring violin soloist, Jennifer Koh, we’ll present Vijay Iyer’s new concerto, Trouble, and Beethoven’s beloved 6th Symphony, Pastorale. This program is distinct in its ability to use and represent music as a force of beauty, humility, and perseverance. 

Saturday, October 20th

7:30 pm: Springfield Symphony Hall; Springfield, MA

The Springfield Symphony 75th Anniversary season is in full swing, and our Fall program is nothing short of epic. Spend an evening with us and Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto with soloist Natasha Paremski followed by Berlioz’ singular Symphonie Fantastique. As I often find myself saying about SSO, this is not a program to be missed if you happen to be in or around the Pioneer Valley. 

 
Saturday, October 13th

11 am: Elley-Long Music Center; Colchester, VT

Sunday, October 14th

12 pm: First Congregational Church; Saint Albans, VT

The Vermont Youth Orchestra's Rug Concerts are back! Geared toward music's youngest concertgoers, this pair of performances will feature lovely pieces, interactive songs, and fun for parents and kids alike. 

Saturday, October 6th

10:30 pm: Zeno Mountain Farm; Bristol, VT

Sunday, October 7th

10:30 am: Zeno Mountain Farm; Bristol, VT

Zeno Mountain Farm, a non profit organization that hosts camps for people with and without disabilities, is having it’s annual 24-hour Dance Marathon fundraiser from 3 pm on October 6th to 3 pm on October 7th. I will be joined by guitarist Steve Hartmann on Saturday for a late night set of original tunes, and on Sunday morning by a small group of VSO musicians for a set of classically-inspired dance pieces to keep the energy up! If you to learn more about Zeno click here

Thursday, September 27th

7 pm: Castleton University; Castleton, VT

Friday, September 28th

7:30 pm: Latchis Theater; Brattleboro, VT

Saturday, September 29th

7:30 pm: Chandler Music Hall; Randolph, VT

Sunday, September 30th

4 pm: Haskell Opera House; Derby Line, VT

Saturday, October 6th

Mahaney Center for the Arts; Middlebury College

Sunday, October 7th

Highland Center for the Arts; Greensboro, VT

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s annual Made in Vermont Fall Tour celebrates the beauty and bounty of our lovely and seasonally multi-colored state. This year, the VSO chamber orchestra we will be led by violinist Soovin Kim in a wonderful program that features Mozart’s first violin concerto, Haydn’s Symphony No. 60, Brahms’ dramatic Hungarian Dance No. 1, and a short film score composed by Vermont’s own Matt LaRocca. 

EmailButton4.png

©2020 Jane Kittredge