Arts events: July 27 through July 31, 2016

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The Green Brothers

The Green Brothers Band returns to the Cavendish Music Series

July 27: Green Brothers Band performs in Proctorsville

The Town of Cavendish and the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association welcome the returning Green Brothers Band to the free Cavendish Music Series on at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27 when it takes the stage on the Proctorsville Green.

The band’s repertoire includes an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, rock, R&B, reggae and Latin fusion, as well as original compositions.

Bring a blanket or a comfortable chair, have a picnic, or relax on the grass. The concert is sponsored by the Cavendish Recreation Department. For more information call Robin at 802-226-7736. In the event of rain postponement information will be reflected on the Cavendish Facebook page at

July 28: Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival in final week

This week Yellow Barn’s international festival rounds the corner into its final week with the last four July concerts at the Big Barn, 49 Main St. in Putney. Performances are at 8 p.m. each night.

Putney's Yellow Barn summer series nears final week.

Putney’s Yellow Barn summer series nears final week.

On Thursday, July 28, the program begins with Haydn’s String Quartet, Op.64 No.4, Brahms’s “Vier Ernste Gesänge” (Four Serious Songs) for baritone and piano, works by John Cage, “Nocturne,” “The Perilous Night,” and Mozart’s String Quintet in D Major.

Friday night, July 29, brings a performance of Schubert’s duo for violin and piano and continues with Ligeti’s tremendous string quartet “Metamorphoses nocturnes” and Dvořák’s F Minor Piano Trio.

On Saturday July 30, Yellow Barn presents Brahms’s String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51 No.2, which faculty cellist Michael Kannen will explore in a pre-concert discussion at 7 p.m. in the Putney Public Library, 55 Main St., Putney. The program also includes an arrangement of Mendelssohn’s “Was bedeutet die Bewegung” for string orchestra and baritone, and works by American composers Ted Hearne (“Vessels”) and John Zorn. Jazz phenom Travis Laplante concludes the program with his solo saxophone work “Thank You Is Not Enough”.

The final week of the festival begins on Monday, Aug. 1 with performances of Bartók’s virtuosic violin sonata performed by longtime Yellow Barn faculty member Anthony Marwood, Beethoven’s String Quartet Op.59 No.1, and a trio for clarinet, cello, and piano by Magnus Lindberg led by faculty member Alan Kay.

The schedule for the last week of the programing is:

Monday, Aug. 1
8 p.m. | Yellow Barn Concert
Lindberg, Bartók, and Beethoven

Tuesday, Aug. 2
8 p.m. | Composer Portrait: Stefano Gervasoni

Wednesday, Aug. 3
8 p.m. | Yellow Barn Concert
Gervasoni, Mozart, Crumb, and Rachmaninoff

Thursday, Aug. 4
8 p.m. | Yellow Barn Concert
Gervasoni, Reger, Fauré, and Donatoni

Friday, Aug. 5
8 p.m. | Yellow Barn Concert
Webern, Gervasoni, Schoenberg, and Brahms

Saturday, Aug. 6
12:30 p.m. | Matinee Concert
Frescobaldi, Gervasoni, Pintscher, and Schubert
Pre-Concert Discussion
7 p.m. | The Putney Public Library, 55 Main St., Putney
Season Finale Concert
8 p.m. | Chin, Gervasoni, Brahms, Berio, and Mendelssohn

Yellow Barn’s 47th Annual Festival runs until Saturday Aug. 6. A complete list of festival participants and faculty is Tickets range from $18-$25, and are available online or at the box office 802-387-6637. Advance reservations are encouraged for guaranteed admission. Senior and student discounts apply.

July 29: Northern Stage presents ‘School of Rock

The Northern Stage Summer Musical Theater Intensive Co. and Tuck’s Rock Dojo students will perform the Broadway hit School of Rock Friday to Sunday, July 29-31 at the Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates St. in White River Junction.

This production features area youth ages 12 to 18. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit Tickets are $15 for students and $25 for adults. This production is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Following School of Rock, Northern Stage’s educational programming will turn to the fourth season of YES: Youth Ensemble Studio, an eight-month experience for students in grades 7–12. Registration is now open and the company will participate in nights at the theater with post-show discussions, master classes, and will rehearse and perform three productions. YES culminates in a musical on the main stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts.

July 31: ‘Songs of Love and Time’ in Saxtons River

Composer Carol Wood, and her husband, John, present Songs of Love and Time, an evening of original music and poetry to benefit Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 31. Admission is by donation. The evening features John Wood reading his poems, and Carol Wood’s original compositions for harp, flute and voice. Kristen Carmichael-Bowers will sing, assisted by flautist Cassandra Willette.

For information, call 802-869-2960 or go to:

— Susan Lampe-Wilson

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