Arts events: July 1-July 6, 2016

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July 1: NEYT hosts junior-senior Melodrama Fest

New England Youth Theatre’s Melodrama Festival One is action packed fun that will have audiences cheering and jeering heroes, villains and fools at 100 Flat St., in Brattleboro. Performances are 6 p.m. on Friday, July 1 and at 2 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 2.

Both the junior and senior melodrama performances are in one show. Jay Gelter and Henry Weisel direct the junior cast in “A Story Familiar.” ThesSenior cast takes a look at a future in “Face Time: A Pop-o-drama” where the world has forgotten what it means to spend time together face-to-face.

Bring the whole family. Tickets are $8, which includes both shows and are available online at

New England Youth Theatre is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and Assistive Listening Devices for patrons who are hard of hearing.

July 2: Free bell concerts at Norwich University

The carillon bells, largest musical instrument to be experienced at Norwich University

The carillon bells, largest musical instrument to be experienced at Norwich University

Bring a picnic and a lawn chair to the Upper Parade Ground on the campus of Norwich University at 158 Harmon Drive in Northfield to enjoy free outdoor concerts performed on the Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial Carillon.

Concerts will be held rain or shine on six consecutive Saturdays from July 2 to Aug. 6 with a special Fourth of July concert. Concerts begin at 1 p.m. Programs feature a variety of classical, folk, traditional and contemporary music arranged specifically for carillon. After each performance, guests are invited to tour the bell tower and view a demonstration of the instrument.

The largest musical instrument in the world, the carillon is played with both hands and feet. Striking levers stoutly wired to the clappers of a tower’s many bells play notes. Norwich’s carillon, one of only two such instruments in the state of Vermont, comprises 47 bells, the largest of which weighs 3500 pounds.

2016 Carillon Concert Schedule

July 2: Elizabeth Vitu and husband Laurent Pie
Carillonneur, Perpignan and Carcasonne, France

July 4: George Matthew Jr.
Carillonneur, Norwich University and Middlebury

July 9: Laura Ellis
Carillonneur, University of Florida, Gainesville

July 16: Elena Sadina and husband Sergej Gratchev
Instructors, Middlebury Russian Language School and Belgian Carillon School

July 23: Sergej Gratchev and son Nikita Gratchev
Middlebury Russian Language School and City Carillonneur, Hulst, Netherlands

July 30: Charles Semowich
City Carillonneur, Albany, N.Y.

Aug. 6: Toru Takao
Carillonneur, Emmerich, Germany

For more information about the concert series, contact George Matthew at or 802-247-9873.

July 3: Summer Sunday evening concerts in Ludlow

Chris Kleeman opens the Summer Concert Series

Chris Kleeman opens the Summer Concert Series

The Town of Ludlow’s Recreation Department announces this year’s schedule for their Summer Sunday Evenings at the Ludlow Bandstand. All concerts are 7–8 p.m., at the Gazebo in Veterans Memorial Park adjacent to downtown Ludlow.

Concerts are free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will at the Ludlow Town Hall.

This year’s schedule:
July 3: Chris Kleeman Band
July 10: Springfield Community Orchestra
July 17: Gypsy Reel
July 24: Stockwell Brothers Band
July 31: Rick Redington and the Luv
Aug. 7: Spencer Lewis Trio
Aug. 14: Gerry Grimo East Bay Jazz Ensemble

July 6: Cavendish announces Summer Concert Series

Gypsy Reel will entertain on the green in

Gypsy Reel will entertain on the Green in Proctorsville.

Cavendish presents its Wednesday summer music series beginning 6 p.m. July 6 on the Proctorsville Green on Depot Street.

The lineup includes Gypsy Reel on July 6; Alison Turner on July 13; Sensible Shoes on July 20; the Green Brothers Band on July 27; Chris Kleeman on Aug. 3; and Aug. 10 with Cajun band Yankee Chank.

The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association coordinate the series. All concerts are free and open to the public, so grab your lawn chair, a picnic and a cold drink, and join friends and neighbors and enjoy good music from the gazebo.

In case of rain, alternative plans will be announced on the Cavendish Facebook page. If you would like to help, they would like to hear from you. Call Robin at 802-226-7736 to volunteer or for more information on the concerts.

— Susan Lampe-Wilson

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