Shoreham community array comes online

SHOREHAM — After years of delays, the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Acorn Energy Solar 2 (AES2), the community solar project developed by the Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op of Middlebury, was held on Saturday, March 14, at 869 Watch Point Road in Shoreham. In addition to a large number of individual project participants and supporters, the ceremony was attended by representatives of the four main participating groups: Co-operative Insurance Companies of Middlebury, the Town of Shoreham, the Acorn Energy Co-op o … (read more)

Arts Beat: Music venues are still offering entertainment

Note: As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease, Middlebury College has cancelled all arts events on campus through April 12. The walkOver concert with Moira Smiley in Bristol on Saturday, March 21, has also been cancelled. … (read more)

Arts Beat: Dance company brings ‘IMAGINARY’ to Middlebury

Playfully blending elements of dance, theater, storytelling and original live music, Lida Winfield Dance brings the innovative company work “IMAGINARY” to the Dance Theater in Middlebury College’s Mahaney Arts Center (MAC) on Friday, March 13, and Saturda … (read more)

Arts Beat: ‘SEVEN’ profiles women who made a difference

MIDDLEBURY — L.A. Theatre Works has been called a “national theatrical treasure” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. The premier radio theater company brings its riveting documentary play “SEVEN” to Wright Memorial Theater at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, March 3, and … (read more)

Arts Beat: Finckel & Wu Han to perform at MAC

The Middlebury College Performing Arts Series’ 100th anniversary season continues at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, in Robison Hall at the Mahaney Arts Center (MAC) with a visit from two of its most prolific performers, cellist David Finckel and acclaimed … (read more)

Arts Beat: Lewis & Osborne team up on piano

The Middlebury College Performing Arts Series will host pianist Paul Lewis’ 22nd appearance at the Mahaney Arts Center, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. For this special concert, Lewis will be joined in Robison Hall by internationally acclaimed pianist … (read more)

Arts Beat: Sweet Remains to play on Feb. 14

After the tremendous viral spread of their music in 2016, including the rare milestone for an all-indie band of nearly 20 million plays on Spotify, The Sweet Remains are excited to present live-takes of songs from their three studio albums to date. Founde … (read more)

Arts Beat: Winter Thaw jazz concert comes to Vergennes

Winter won’t seem so long once you’ve secured your ticket to the annual LC Jazz Band’s free Winter Thaw Community Concert at The Vergennes Opera House on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. LC Jazz is a Vergennes-based 17-piece big band with vocalists and a wh … (read more)

Arts Beat: Roomful of Teeth & Dublin Quartet perform together

Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and world-renowned Dublin Guitar Quartet will make their Middlebury debuts in a collaborative concert in Robison Hall at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Arts Center on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Together th … (read more)

Arts Beat: ‘Light in the Piazza’ musical comes to THT

Stephen Sondheim called it “dazzling.” The New York Times called it “the most intensely romantic score of any Broadway musical since West Side Story.” Adam Guettel’s Tony Award-winning musical, “The Light in the Piazza,” comes to Middlebury’s Town Hall Th … (read more)

Arts Beat: Broadway composer to share insights with theater lovers

When “The Light In the Piazza” opened on Broadway in 2005, critics knew they were seeing something rare. The New York Times wrote that Adam Guettel had created “the most intensely romantic score of any musical since “West Side Story.” It won the Tony Awar … (read more)

Arts Beat: Dynamic quartet to fete Beethoven’s 250th in Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet is one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment, steadily building a reputation for their upbeat and integrated sound. In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birth year, the Heath Qua … (read more)

Arts Beat: Piano duo to play at THT

(Note: Since there will not be a Monday edition of the Addison Independent on Monday, Dec. 30, some of the events in this week’s column are being published one week early. Check the dates carefully.) “A Night at the Theater,” featuring Mairi and Nathan Ha … (read more)

Arts Beat: Join in Middlebury’s Messiah Sing

The Middlebury Congregational Church once again hosts the area’s annual “Messiah Sing” that each year attracts hundreds of singers and players from throughout Addison County and beyond beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22. Jeff Rehbach, conductor of the … (read more)

Arts Beat: THT to screen ‘Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice’

As part of the Great Art Wednesdays series, “Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice” will be shown on the big screen at Middlebury’s Town Hall theater on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. The film fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Ita … (read more)