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music http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/442/all en Music school brings new life to historic home http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502music-school-brings-new-life-historic-home <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28535" style="width: 153px;"><a href="/201502music-school-brings-new-life-historic-home"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/MusicCenter5363.thumbnail.jpg" alt="MusicCenter5363.jpg" title="MusicCenter5363.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="153" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY MUSIC Center violin instructor Emily sunderman listens to student Nora Wilson, 5, of Weybridge during a recent lesson. The center in the Middlebury Community House opened informally in August and now offers a full program of classes and lessons for all ages. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Faith Gong </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; It&rsquo;s always visually pleasing to enter the Middlebury Community House, the brick Federal-style building at the corner of Seymour and Main streets in downtown Middlebury. The foyer features a sweeping spiral staircase, crystal chandelier, and doors with blue, white and gold cloisonn&eacute; enamel hardware.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28539">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502music-school-brings-new-life-historic-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured lessons Middlebury Community House music Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:32:14 +0000 Faith Gong 28539 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Dickerson, Nop celebrate their Christmas CD http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411dickerson-nop-celebrate-their-christmas-cd <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27074" style="width: 72px;"><a href="/201411dickerson-nop-celebrate-their-christmas-cd"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Dicker.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Dicker.jpg" title="Dicker.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="72" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MATTHEW DICKERSON AND SUSAN NOP Independent file photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BRANDON &mdash; Matthew Dickerson and Susan Nop will be at Brandon Music on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. to present a concert celebrating their Christmas CD &ldquo;The Brilliant Whiteness of Snow.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27075">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411dickerson-nop-celebrate-their-christmas-cd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County America christmas music Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:37:56 +0000 Zach Despart 27075 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Video: Covers make their voices heard http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406video-covers-make-their-voices-heard <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26677" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201406video-covers-make-their-voices-heard"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/OperaCovers390_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="OperaCovers390.jpg" title="OperaCovers390.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Phoebe Lewis </div> </div> </div> <p> While most cover singers in opera may never get on stage unless a member of the main cast is unable to perform,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">with the Opera Company of Middlebury covers are guaranteed one show per run. The cover cast of the OCM&#39;s recent run of Rossini&#39;s </span><em>The Italian Girl in Algiers </em><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">performed Friday, June 6, to a full house.&nbsp;</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23934">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406video-covers-make-their-voices-heard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Multimedia arts music OCM opera video Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:42:00 +0000 Phoebe Lewis 23934 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Deb Brisson and the Hay Burners perform original music on their first CD http://www.addisonindependent.com/201403deb-brisson-and-hay-burners-perform-original-music-their-first-cd <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22269" style="width: 113px;"><a href="/201403deb-brisson-and-hay-burners-perform-original-music-their-first-cd"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Hay Burners CD Cover.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Hay Burners CD Cover.jpg" title="Hay Burners CD Cover.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="113" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DEB BRISSON&#039;S DEBUT album, &quot;Heart Shaped Stone&quot; debuted this month. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Middlebury &mdash; After finishing recording her first album, local singer and songwriter Deb Brisson says she&rsquo;s so proud of the result that it brings her to tears.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m really happy with it,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s been a long time coming and we&rsquo;ve been playing other people&rsquo;s music for so long. I just can&rsquo;t help it.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22270">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201403deb-brisson-and-hay-burners-perform-original-music-their-first-cd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Brisson Hay Burners music record Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:24:01 +0000 Zach Despart 22270 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Free concert aims to show kids a better way http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208free-concert-aims-show-kids-better-way <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Music, which is said to be the great communicator, will soon be a vehicle for social change in Vergennes.</p> <p> The first-ever Youth Awareness fundraiser concert, organized by Ferrisburgh resident Jackie Rivers, will be held in the Vergennes Opera House on Aug. 19from 4 to 8 p.m.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12829">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208free-concert-aims-show-kids-better-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes education Featured music Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:03:16 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12829 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Gospel choir entertains and inspires at annual concert http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208gospel-choir-entertains-and-inspires-annual-concert <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; As the Addison County Gospel Choir performed before its biggest audience of the year on Tuesday night at Addison County Fair and Field Days, the singers sensed it was an important moment when they sang their rendition of &ldquo;I&rsquo;ll Fly Away.&rdquo;</p> <p> The song was dedicated to Alice Quesnel, a fan of the choir who died in the summer of 2007. The night of the annual Field Days concert five years ago, Quesnel told her husband, Victor, that she would fly away. She passed away later that night.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12791">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208gospel-choir-entertains-and-inspires-annual-concert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven arts Field Days 2012 music Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:05:23 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12791 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Local drummer pushes for community music http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208local-drummer-pushes-community-music-0 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12707" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208local-drummer-pushes-community-music-0"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/drummer5710_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="drummer5710.jpg" title="drummer5710.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WILL SMITH OF Middlebury recently started the Drum Collective in the Marble Works, where he holds community drum circles that foster personal connections through music. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury&rsquo;s Will Smith saw an opening to bring more music into the community and took it, because he believes it is important to everyone to have music in their lives.</p> <p> &ldquo;It brings the community together and it&rsquo;s just very good, especially for a place like Middlebury that doesn&rsquo;t have much live music outdoors,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a very quiet town and I want to get something going here.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12708">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208local-drummer-pushes-community-music-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts business music Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:23:41 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12708 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Slideshow: Festival on-the-Green 2012 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207slideshow-festival-green-2012 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12502" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201207slideshow-festival-green-2012"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/fest0970.thumbnail.jpg" alt="fest0970.jpg" title="fest0970.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ENTERTAINERS AT THE Festival on-the-Green in Middlebury delight their audience this past week. Independent Photos/Trent Campbell and Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <p>Fifteen different groups entertained big crowds at this year’s Festival on-the-Green in downtown Middlebury. The Festival culminates Saturday July 14 at 7:00 p.m. with a street dance and performance by the Vermont Jazz Ensemble. This year marks the 34th annual Festival. Enjoy our favorite photos from the week’s festivities.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12503">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207slideshow-festival-green-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia Festival on-the-Green Middlebury music Fri, 13 Jul 2012 18:51:01 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12503 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Teen draws idol to opera house for benefit http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205teen-draws-idol-opera-house-benefit <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11717" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205teen-draws-idol-opera-house-benefit"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/mateopalmer4279.thumbnail.jpg" alt="mateopalmer4279.jpg" title="mateopalmer4279.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERGENNES UNION HIGH School junior Matteo Palmer has organized a concert at the Vergennes Opera House benefiting the city theater. Palmer persuaded Grammy-winning guitarist Will Ackerman to play at the event. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Back in January, guitar-playing 16-year-old Vergennes resident Matteo Palmer knew several things that turned out to be related.</p> <p> Those were that he enjoys attending and volunteering for events at the Vergennes Opera House, the theater had in recent years found it more difficult to make ends meet, and Grammy-winning southern Vermont resident Will Ackerman had become one of his guitar idols.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11718">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205teen-draws-idol-opera-house-benefit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured fundraising music Mon, 07 May 2012 14:51:02 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11718 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Not just whistling dixie http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204not-just-whistling-dixie <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11630" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201204not-just-whistling-dixie"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/whistler2996.thumbnail.jpg" alt="whistler2996.jpg" title="whistler2996.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE SOPHOMORE Yuki Takeda recently won third place at the 39th International Whistlers Convention in North Carolina. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury College sophomore Yuki Takeda might seem just like any other student, whistling as he walks across campus.</p> <p> But listen closely, and you may notice that his whistling is more ornate than most: Earlier this month, Takeda took third place in the adult male grand champion competition at the 39th International Whistlers Convention in North Carolina.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11631">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204not-just-whistling-dixie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury college Featured music Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:58:13 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 11631 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opera house backers seek city funding http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112opera-house-backers-seek-city-funding <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes aldermen are considering a request from Friends of the Vergennes Opera House (FVOH) President Allison Rimmer that the City Hall theater receive $15,000 of ongoing annual city support in response to budget woes brought on by the recession.</p> <p> Rimmer told aldermen on Dec. 20 that the FVOH will also approach the selectboards in Ferrisburgh, Addison, Panton and Waltham for financial help, much as Bixby Library officials have done &mdash; and with much the same rationale.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10328">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112opera-house-backers-seek-city-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes music Opera House Thu, 29 Dec 2011 20:00:03 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 10328 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Family duo releases second CD http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112family-duo-releases-second-cd <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10347" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201112family-duo-releases-second-cd"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/theymightbegypsies.thumbnail.jpg" alt="theymightbegypsies.jpg" title="theymightbegypsies.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE FATHER-Son Duo of Greg and Aidan Ryan performs “Gypsy Jazz” around New England. </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; While some high school boys are out playing baseball, Aidan Ryan is stuck inside with his dad. Aidan doesn&rsquo;t mind, though; he and his father, Greg, this fall released their second CD together as the band &ldquo;They Might be Gypsies,&rdquo; featuring 16-year-old Aidan on nylon stringed guitar.</p> <p> &ldquo;We play together a couple of times a week,&rdquo; Greg Ryan said. &ldquo;Whether or not it&rsquo;s really rehearsing is up for debate. We have a good time.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10326">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112family-duo-releases-second-cd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury music Thu, 29 Dec 2011 20:00:00 +0000 Christian Woodard 10326 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Community backs local musician's debut work http://www.addisonindependent.com/201109community-backs-local-musicians-debut-work <p> LINCOLN &mdash; Lincoln&rsquo;s Nate Gusakov has created a new kind of CSA. No, not a community supported agriculture farm, but rather a community supported album.</p> <p> Born from the talents of local musicians and propelled by his community&rsquo;s financial support, the 31-year-old banjo-playing singer-songwriter just released his debut solo album called &ldquo;Running Clear.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9372">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201109community-backs-local-musicians-debut-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lincoln arts music Nate Gusakov Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:00:01 +0000 Andrew Stein 9372 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Shoreham orchard to host benefit concerts to raise funds for farmer flood relief http://www.addisonindependent.com/201109shoreham-orchard-host-benefit-concerts-raise-funds-farmer-flood-relief <p> SHOREHAM &mdash; Champlain Orchards in Shoreham is hosting two days of live music this weekend to benefit Vermont farmers affected by Tropical Storm Irene.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> Orchard owner Bill Suhr knows there is a need among Vermont&rsquo;s agricultural community. Champlain Orchards itself lost more than 300 trees, snapped off by the wind and rain during Irene. Suhr estimated the cost of orchard storm damage was $100,000.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9302">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201109shoreham-orchard-host-benefit-concerts-raise-funds-farmer-flood-relief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shoreham festival Irene music recovery Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:00:22 +0000 Christian Woodard 9302 at http://www.addisonindependent.com New music is born at Leicester camp http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106new-music-born-leicester-camp <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-8209" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201106new-music-born-leicester-camp"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/musiccamp6980.thumbnail.jpg" alt="musiccamp6980.jpg" title="musiccamp6980.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TRISTAN RAIS-SHERMAN works on his cello with Herine Koschak in a practice room at Camp Point CounterPoint on Lake Dunmore in Leicester. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> LEICESTER &mdash; Since the founding of the Camp Point CounterPoint music school in 1963, Lake Dunmore residents have grown accustomed to the soothing tones of classical music drifting across the water on a warm summer&rsquo;s day.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8192">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106new-music-born-leicester-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester arts education music Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:00:29 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8192 at http://www.addisonindependent.com