Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont, week of Aug. 10
Manchester Music Festival
Orchestral concert at 7:30 p.m Saturday led by conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn features Vaughan Williams' "The Lark Ascending" (Emily Daggett Smith, violin), Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1 (Adam Neiman, soloist), and Brahms' Symphony No. 2. Tickets $45. Arkell Pavilion, Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Way (off West Road), Manchester Village. More: mmfvt.org
Closing concert of festival on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. features works by Poulenc, Schubert, Bartok and Beethoven. Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College, South Road, Marlboro. More: MarlboroMusic.org.
Stories Behind the Photographs
A guided tour with photographer Dona Ann McAdams and exhibit curator John Killacky, who will recount their experiences on the front lines of art and activism. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St. More: BrattleboroMuseum.org.
Spirit Family Reunion
Described by hosts Earth Sky Time Community Farm as "Raucous but wholesome, sweet but not sappy, full of conscience without too much preaching, pretty much our favorite band in the world!" Wednesday, 7 p.m. Route 7A, Manchester Village.
Music Under the Stars
Becky Tracy and Keith Murphy perform Saturday as part of the Brattleboro Music Center and Retreat Farm Summer Concert Series. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., music starts at 7:30. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Square (next to Grafton Village Cheese).
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