Chamber music concerts explore storybook fables

VERMONT — Scrag Mountain Music’s 2018-19 season continues with a delightful program of music inspired by popular tales. The Marshfield-based non-profit presents four to six weekends of innovative, interactive and affordable chamber music each year throughout Vermont. This season, the company will present “Musical Storytelling for All Ages.”
Scrag co-artistic directors Evan Premo (double bass) and Mary Bonhag (soprano), will be joined by the award-winning Aeolus Quartet and acclaimed Montpelier-based theater artist Kim Bent (narrator) for concerts that showcase how chamber music can bring our most memorable storybook fables — like “The Ugly Duckling, “Three Billy Goats Gruffto” and others — to life.
“Presenting a concert programmed with kids in mind has been a dream of Scrag’s since its inception nine years ago,” Bonhag said. “In addition to the school and library programs Scrag will present throughout the week, we are thrilled to offer three public programs that will be sure to take listeners on an exciting and unexpected musical journey.”
Concerts will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m., at Bread & Butter Farm, 200 Leduc Farm Rd. in Shelburne; Saturday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m., at Lost Nation Theater / City Hall Auditorium Arts Center 39 Main St., Montpelier; and Sunday, Feb. 10, 4 p.m., at Middlebury Community Music Center, 6 Main St. in Middlebury.
All concerts are “Come as you are. Pay what you can.” with at-will donations collected at intermission. To reserve seats in advance or for more info visit scragmountainmusic.org.

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