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The 2014-15 concert season schedule

BRATTLEBORO - Opening on Sept. 13 is a very special Chamber Orchestra Benefit Concert, directed by Zon Eastes, featuring 29 of our favorite musicians; followed by the 4th Annual Blanche Moyse Memorial Concert and Musicians From Marlboro in October. November brings special music for Soprano, Cello & Piano, pianist Benjamin Hochman, and the Windham Orchestra as it continues to challenge the boundaries of what a community orchestra can accomplish.

This Season also brings very special programing from the Brattleboro Concert Choir as we celebrate 25 years of artistry and passion under the leadership of Choir director Susan Dedell; and in January, the BMC will host it’s 8th Annual Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival.

We invite you to bookmark the BMC’s web site, and visit often, for the most up-to-date concert information throughout the season:

Fall concerts:

A special benefit chamber orchestra concert, Zon Eastes, conductor. on Saturday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, Brattleboro

An extraordinary chamber orchestra, comprised of BMC faculty, past and present, former New England Bach Festival musicians, and other regional musicians, will perform Haydn’s Symphony 49, Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos, and Mozart’s Symphony 29. Peggy Spencer and Kathy Andrew, violin soloists. Alice Robbins and Tim Merton, cello soloists.

Benefit concert, arranged by Zon Eastes, for the Brattleboro Music Center.

Tickets: Patron $30 (available by advance purchase only, not at the door) / General $15 / Student $10 / BMC Students under 18 free. 4th Annual Blanche Moyse Memorial Concert, J.S. Bach, motets and orchestral works on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m., Persons Auditorium, Marlboro.

The Chorale reunites with past members of the New England Bach Festival Orchestra in memory of their mentor, Blanche Moyse, to perform four of Bach’s glorious Motets, as well as two brilliant orchestral works. Mary Westbrook-Geha, director.

BWV 225 Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied; BWV 227 Jesu, meine Freude; BWV 228 Fürchte dich nicht; BWV 229 Komm, Jesu, komm; BWV 1043 Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, featuring violinists Mitsuru Tsubota and Mayuki Fukuhara; and BWV 1067 Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, featuring flutist Carol Wincenc.

Sponsored by Vermont Public Radio.

Ticket Prices: $40 Preferred / $20 General in advance ( $22 at the door) / $5 Students

Chamber Music Series: Musicians From Marlboro on Friday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., at the Centre Congregational Church, Brattleboro.

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin and Danbi Um, violins; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Gabriel Cabezas, and Angela Park, cellos; Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano

The Brattleboro Music Center’s Chamber Music Series presents Musicians From Marlboro, the touring extension of Vermont’s Marlboro Music Festival. A Boston reviewer wrote that this touring group performed Britten’s remarkable String Quartet No. 3 "with passionate yet restrained dignity and angelic beatitude." A beautiful Haydn piano trio and Faure’s G Minor Piano Quartet frame this wonderful program.

Sponsored by Cox Violins and Vermont Public Radio

Tickets: $30 Preferred / $20 General / Admission discounts available based on need, please inquire

Music for soprano, cello and piano, Junko Watanabe, Judith Serkin and Victor Rosenbaum on Sunday, Nov. 9, 4 p.m., at the Centre Congregational Church, Brattleboro

Brattleboro Music Center Music School Faculty members, soprano Junko Watanabe, and cellist Judith Serkin, along with guest pianist Victor Rosenbaum, perform works by Schubert, Fauré, and local composer Paul Dedell.

Tickets: $15 General / $10 Student / Free to BMC students under 18

Chamber Music Series: Pianist Benjamin Hochman on Sunday, Nov 16, 4 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, Brattleboro.

The Brattleboro Music Center’s Chamber Music Series presents highly acclaimed pianist Benjamin Hochman. Hochman is renown for his eloquent and virtuosic performances, and will perform works by Bach, Dallapiccola, Beethoven, Schumann during the Brattleboro concert.

Sponsored by Malcolm & Marjorie Wright and Vermont Public Radio

Tickets: $30 Preferred / $20 General / Admission discounts available based on need, please inquire.

Windham Orchestra: Classics, Celebration and Claremont on Friday, Nov 21, 7:30 p.m., at the Claremont Opera House, Claremont, N.H. on Saturday, then on Saturday, Nov 22, 7:30 p.m., at the Brattleboro Union HS auditorium, Brattleboro.

The Windham Orchestra is delighted to perform at the Claremont (NH) Opera House as part of that city’s 250th Anniversary celebration and at the Brattleboro Union High School. The concerts feature Claremont native Melissa Richmond as flute soloist in the premiere of "Concerto for Flute Improviser and String Orchestra", written specifically for the occasion by Kinan Azmeh. Syrian born Azmeh came to New Hampshire to participate in the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music’s Playing for Peace program and now returns annually as a faculty member there. This concerto inaugurates a series of 4 works by composers with locals ties commissioned in honor of the Orchestra’s 45th season. Two symphonies at the heart of the Classical repertoire, Mozart’s "Paris" and Schubert’s "Unfinished", complete the program.

Tickets: The Windham Orchestra invites you to name your ticket price, from $5 to $50, and support the Orchestra as you are able.


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