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August 2021

Schumann: Music, Mood Swings, and Madness

August 21, 2021 @ 3:30 pm
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446 United States

Concert pianist and psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kogan explores how the racing thoughts, flight of ideas and sharpened imagination of Schumann’s hypomanic states induced prodigious bursts of creativity until the onset of psychosis led to his tragic final years in an insane asylum.  The discussion will be illuminated by piano performances of [...]

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Behind the Scenes: A Song by Mahler

August 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446 United States

Opera and chamber music come together in what composer Marc Neikrug calls a “work of Music Theater.” This discussion with several of the performers will reveal how the clarinetist, string quartet, singers, and staging director join to bring the composer’s vision to life.   Tickets $25/FREE Ticket includes all events [...]

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A Sound Tasting: The String Quartet

August 28, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446 United States

How is the sound of a magical performance captured on a recording for future generations to enjoy? In this fascinating session Grammy-winning Festival Producer and Recording Engineer Alan Bise will play examples of several great historical and contemporary string quartet recordings. He will discuss the selection of recording venue, microphones, [...]

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