BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Music Center's Chamber Music Series opens for the 2016-17 season with a performance by pianist Gilles Vonsattel.

The concert is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro. He will perform Beethoven's Sonata Op.81a, "Farewell," Webern's Variations Op 27, Brahms' Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119, and Fantasy, Op. 17 by Schumann.

Swiss-born pianist Gilles Vonsattel is on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He has performed as a soloist with orchestra, as a chamber musician, and as a solo recitalist around the world. He performed as part of the BMC Series with Sophie Shao in 2014.

Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Naumburg and Geneva competitions as well as a Honens laureate, Vonsattel has in recent years made his Boston Symphony, Tanglewood, and San Francisco Symphony debuts, while performing recitals and chamber music at Ravinia, Tokyo's Musashino Hall, Wigmore Hall, Bravo! Vail, Music@Menlo, the Gilmore festival, the Lucerne festival, and the Munich Gasteig. His most recent 2014 New York solo recital was hailed as "tightly conceived and passionately performed a study in intensity" by The New York Times.

This concert is sponsored by Art and Lynda Copeland, Vivace Realty, and a generous anonymous donor.


The Chamber Music Series features artists and ensembles with international reputations, as well as gifted emerging young artists, performing chamber music of the highest quality.

Each season the Chamber Series features five concerts presented at the Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro. Season subscriptions for all five concerts are available for the price of four concerts, and guarantee a seat at each performance.

Individual tickets are available with preferred seating for $30 (guaranteed only with advance purchase). General seating tickets are $20, with general seating discounts available based on need.

For more information, contact the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523.

About the Brattleboro Music Center

Guided by our artistic advisors, the acclaimed violinist/conductor Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson, the Brattleboro Music Center is a vibrant, community-based organization, exceptional for the breadth and quality of its programs. Founded in 1952, today's BMC consists of numerous performance and education programs led by talented artistic directors and a dedicated faculty of 40 professional musicians. Our programs include the Brattleboro Concert Choir, Windham Orchestra, Blanche Moyse Chorale, Chamber Music Series and annual Northern Roots festival. Each year, the Music Center enriches the lives of more than 5,000 residents of southeastern Vermont and nearby New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Hundreds of classes, workshops, concerts and other events bring people of all ages and abilities together to learn, listen and join together in celebration of music and community.

As the area's oldest arts organization, the Music Center has attracted scores of professional musicians and other artists to the area over the past 60 years. The result today is a town and region nationally renowned for its rich diversity of arts and arts events.