Concert: Double bill


Brattleboro Music Center presents roots-based Night Tree and contemporary acoustic ensemble, Dunham Shoe Factory, 7 p.m., Saturday. 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro. Tickets: or 802-257-4523

For more information, contact Mary Greene, Brattleboro Music Center, at or call 802-257-4523.

BMC Presents a Double Bill Sept. 8

BRATTLEBORO — VT - The Brattleboro Music Center presents a double bill Saturday, Sept. 8.

The 7 p.m. concert features the roots-based music group Night Tree and the contemporary acoustic ensemble Dunham Shoe Factory.

Night Tree is made up of six diverse musicians who came together unexpectedly within the walls of Boston's New England Conservatory. The sextet attracts dramatic attention not only for its abnormal instrumentation of two fiddles, cello, accordion, saxophone, percussion, voice, and the occasional viola and mandolin, but for its collective representation and incorporation of traditions from Irish, Classical, Swedish, Jazz, Klezmer, and Afro-Cuban music.

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The group, all students at NEC, were named the Conservatory's Wildcard Honors Ensemble for 2016-2017. Awards for this title included a sponsorship from NEC, a headlining performance at the historic Jordan Hall, and a year of working with Winifred Horan, fiddler and co-founder of Irish super-band, SOLAS. Night Tree will be releasing their debut album Sept. 1, produced by S amus Egan, another founding member of SOLAS. The band began touring in Vermont at the beginning of 2017.

Local ensemble Dunham Shoe Factor is a collaboration between Anna Patton, Mac Ritchey, Todd Roach and Dave Haughey playing original compositions and influenced by world traditions. Combining clarinet, oud, percussion and cello, their music draws from an array of styles, including Egyptian, Jazz, Brazilian, Turkish, Classical and Indian music.

For ticket information, visit the BMC website at or call 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 for more than 65 years. The result today is a town and region nationally renowned for its rich diversity of arts and arts events.


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