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BRANDON FESTIVAL SINGERS CONCERT

BRANDON FESTIVAL SINGERS CONCERT

The Brandon Festival Singers, under the direction of Gene Childers, present the 35th annual Brandon Carol Festival featuring traditional, contemporary and original music for the Christmas Season.

The 30 voice choir will be joined by piano and other instrumentalists. In the second section of the concert, the Festival Singers and the Onion River Jazz Band will join forces to celebrate Christmas in Dixieland style in a performance of ‘The Christmas Story’ an original work by Gene Childers for choir, jazz band and the spoken work.

Don’t miss this popular event. A free will offering will be taken.

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‘Peace on Earth’ Reception

‘Peace on Earth’ Reception
Friday, December 9 from 3:00-7:00pm

Come to the reception for ‘Peace on Earth’, an exhibit which arose from an open call to artists to express their ideas and ideals of ‘Peace on Earth’.

The resulting compilation is a plea for global peace at a time when there is so much anger and division.

We’re asking visitors to step out of the hustle and bustle of life and take time to reflect and find a sense of calmness.

From young to old, the exhibit celebrates artists whom have a strong, unified message calling for peace.

A complementary exhibit of paintings by Stephanie Stouffer also features key works related to the theme of ‘Peace on Earth’.

The exhibits run through January 7, 2017.

 

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Brandon Memory Tree

Brandon Memory Tree

Start the holiday season off with this meaningful and enduring tradition of remembrance.

Donations of $1 per name in memory of your loved ones help light Brandon’s Memory Tree. Names will be printed in the local newspaper.

Please send a check made out to Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and mail to BACC, PO Box 267, Brandon VT 05733.

Names may also be dropped off at Carr’s Florist & Gifts. Make sure to include your name and phone number and the name(s) of loved ones.

Singing and Lighting of the Memory Tree is Sunday, November 27  beginning at 3:30 pm in Central Park.

For more information, contact the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce at 247-6401 or visit www.brandon.org.

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Ricochet Duo at Brandon Music

Ricochet Duo at Brandon Music

Ricochet Duo, the collaboration between pianist Rose Chancler and percussionist Jane Boxall, perform their program called ‘Wired!’, a new electroacoustic and minimalist concert program that explores the crossover between classical and popular styles, emphasizing rhythm and the interlocking of piano and marimba sounds.

The duo will perform works by Joshua Clausen, Paul Elwood, Marc Mellits, Steve Reich, John Psathas, Teresa Procaccini, Hilary Tann, among others.

Jane Boxall is an award-winning percussionist who is “in a genre of one,” according to Seven Days magazine and Rose Chancler is a soloist, collaborative artist and teacher who has performed throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45.

Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

 

 

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Swing for the Arts

Swing for the Arts

Friday, October 21 from 7:00-10:00pm

Love live music, a good cause, and swing dancing?

The Compass Music and Arts Foundation (CMAF) is partnering with the 18-piece big band, EnerJazz, to create Swing for the Arts, a benefit to fund programs for the community and support the many projects set up by CMAF in cooperation with local schools.

Tickets are just $25 and there’s a discount for students and Friends of the Foundation.

Local star from Rutland’s Dancing with the Stars, Dave Allen, will be on hand to give free swing dance instructions from 7:00 -7:30. He’ll also show off some of his faster moves with a demonstration later in the evening.

Prefer to just tap your toes? No problem, café style seating will be available. A cash bar will be serving Brandon’s own Foley Brothers Brewing and Neshobe River Winery, and light hors d’oeuvres will also be available.

EnerJazz is a high energy big band dedicated to playing favorite tunes from the Swing Era in their original style, using the original arrangements whenever possible. In addition to the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and others their repertoire includes contemporary jazz, popular tunes and improvisation. They are a popular draw at outdoor concert venues throughout the region all summer long.

From presenting a free performance of internationally acclaimed violinist Madeleine Mitchell in an intimate salon setting, to encouraging school students of all ages to find their voice and inspiration in the works of resident artists with Poem in Your Pocket, The Compass Music and Arts Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to enriching life through a deeper experience of music, and the literary, performing and visual arts.

For further information and reservations contact Edna via email or call 802-247-4295 .

 

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Brandon Plus Size Swap

Brandon Plus Size Swap

This is a clothing swap for plus size clothes in Brandon VT on October 8th, 2016.

Whether you have changed sizes up or down, need a few things for fall, or just want to change up your wardrobe with a few new pieces, this will be the place to do it.

There will be tables for all sizes 16 and up, plus accessories. Please bring at least 5 plus size items (more is better!).

Tickets are $10 at the door; $9 pre-order online. The proceeds from this event will go to The Brandon United Methodist Church and their efforts to restore their building.

There will be doorprizes!  Invite your friends. Get an extra ticket for door prizes by liking our page and sharing the event on facebook!

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/BrandonPlusSizeSwap/

For discounted online preorder tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=27799381699

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A Concert for Recorder, Flute and Piano

A Concert for Recorder, Flute and Piano

Sunday, September 17 at 7:30 pm

Brandon Music welcomes recorderist and flutist Anna Laufenberg and pianist Stefan Simrock.

Organized chronologically, the concert will begin with works from the late Renaissance and Baroque eras, featuring a range of voices from the recorder family – popular instruments of the time.

Laufenberg performs the soprano, alto and G-alto recorders on works by Robert Woodcock, Jacob van Eyck and Arcangelo Corelli.

Moving to the classical, romantic and contemporary periods, the flute will appear as it did when the recorder lost popularity in the 19th century, with works by Jardany Pal, Emile Pessard, Eugene Bozza and Christopher Caliendo. Simrock will also perform solo piano works by Alessandro Scarlatti and Beethoven.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

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Leading International Violinist, Peter Sheppard Skærved

Leading International Violinist, Peter Sheppard Skærved

Sunday, September 11 at 3:00pm

Peter Sheppard Skærved is the only living violinist to have performed on the violins of Niccolò Paganini, Joseph Joachim and G B Viotti.

He is the dedicatee of over 400 works for violin, by composers including Hans Werner Henze, Poul Ruders, David Matthews, Judith Weir and George Rochberg.

In a rare not-to-be-missed appearance, the highly acclaimed violinist will be performing a fascinating program of early and modern music at the Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon.

Tickets are $30 and can be reserved by calling 802-247-4295 or via email.

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The John Funkhouser Quartet at Brandon Music

The John Funkhouser Quartet at Brandon Music

“Complex rhythms, deep soulful moments, rock and passion and sensitivity” is how Bebop Spoken Here describes the John Funkhouser Quartet.

With influences as wide ranging as Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin, Ravi Shankar, and Abdullah Ibrahim, the Quartet is a band of Musicians without borders.

Funkhouser’s latest compositions flow from a new influence – his recent tour of South Africa. Each of Funkhouser’s expansive compositions inhabits a unique universe, while the band seamlessly integrates composed music with improvisation into what Bop-n-Jazz.com describes as “a whirling dervish of sound and light.”

Show $20. Dinner & Show $40. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

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Opening Reception: The Creative World of Stephanie Stouffer

Opening Reception: The Creative World of Stephanie Stouffer

Friday, September 2, 4:00-7:30pm

An illustrative and decorative artist, Stephanie Stouffer painted over 1,500 paintings, many of which were used internationally by companies like Caspari, Certified International and Peking Handicrafts for mugs, tapestries, greeting cards, pillows, wrapping paper and more.

Yet Stouffer’s originals have never been exhibited beyond her Belmont, Vermont home-based gallery. Until now!

‘The Creative World of Stephanie Stouffer’ showcases many of Stouffer’s original paintings, along with selected licensed products, and represents a significant chapter of the artist’s life’s work. The exhibit runs through October 29.

Make a night of it by also visiting the Brandon Artists Guild (at 7 Center St.) for the opening reception of their ‘Colors of Fall’ exhibit on Friday, Sept. 2 from 5:00-7:00pm.

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