Kruger Brothers concert to benefit the Verg. Opera House `All Access Project’

Brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger were raised in a family in Switzerland where music was an important part of life. The Kruger Brothers now are a fixture within the world of acoustic music with their unique ability to infuse classical music into folk music.

Engage with writing, music and movement in free community programs at THT

Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater will host three free programs next month that you don’t want to miss. Composer Mathew Evan Taylor and choreographer Laurel Jenkins will present “27 Breaths,” a live music and movement piece on Sunday, May 5; former dean of t … (read more)

Francois Clemmons to celebrate 400 years of Negro Spirituals

Francois Clemmons has sung spirituals his entire life and is a preeminent interpreter and champion today of the American Negro Spiritual. He will give a concert in Middlebury on May 6.

Annie Patterson and Peter Blood to lead a singalong

The Middlebury United Methodist Church will host Annie Patterson and Peter Blood on Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m., for another community sing-along concert. Patterson and Blood are two of the country’s leading folk music activists. In these challenging times t … (read more)

New world music and wine series starts this summer at Lincoln Peak

Town Hall Theater’s new series World Music + Wine features a monthly music showcase celebrating sounds from around the world. From May through August at Lincoln Peak Vineyard, drink in the music of Kenya, Chile, Zimbabwe, Haiti, Brazil, and Costa Rica, pe … (read more)

Dan Forrest’s ‘Jubilate Deo’ to be sung in Hinesburg May 22

The Hinesburg Artist Series is bringing back Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo” on Sunday, May 22, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Hinesburg, with performances at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Originally scheduled for March 2020, members of the Hinesburg Artist Series are thr … (read more)

Faith Gong: The Year the Music Died… and How it Was Reborn

It will probably not surprise you to learn that 2012-2013 – the year the music died — was the year our family got a puppy and the year I gave birth to our fourth child.

Protest playlist: 10 songs curated by Middlebury College political science professor Kemi Fuentes-George

As a bonus to our Jan. 7 story about Middlebury College professor Kemi Fuentes-George and his upcoming J-Term class on protest music, the Independent is pleased to present the following playlist, curated by Fuentes-George, which features some of the songs … (read more)

Music, politics collide in J-term class

MIDDLEBURY — On April 25, 2019, Ayman Mao, a Sudanese musician living in the United States, flew back to his native city of Khartoum to participate in a sit-in outside that African nation’s army headquarters. Two weeks before, amid massive protests, the c … (read more)

Bristol COVID music series continues

Northeast Addison Television (NEAT) in Bristol has announced the lineup for its Studio2 Summer Covid Music Series. The series airs live every Friday evening at 7 p.m. on Comcast Cable channel 1080. Performances can also be live-streamed on the NEAT websit … (read more)

Brazilian Jazz duo to perform at Brandon Music

Two world-class musicians will be performing and celebrating Brazilian Jazz at Brandon Music on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Ali Ryerson, regarded as one of the best flutists in jazz, and guitarist Joe Carter have joined forces to perform music of Braz … (read more)

Lincoln musicologist provides a peek into NYC music history

LINCOLN — In the acknowledgments section of his new book, “Everybody’s Doin’ It,” Lincoln author Dale Cockrell muses on how strange it is to put the words “sex” and “musicology” in the same sentence. “Many seem not to think at first that the two can coexi … (read more)