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August 2020

Behind the Scenes: A Song by Mahler

August 27 @ 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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Inside Pitch 2: Schumann, Portrait of an Artist

August 28 @ 10:00 am
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446 United States

Robert Schumann led the quintessential Romantic life, full of love and scandal, including difficulties in his personal relationships and his eventual struggles with mental illness. His storied courtship and then marriage with the extraordinary Clara Weick, as well as his mentorship of a young Johannes Brahms are legendary music history. [...]

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Mainstage Concert 2: A Song by Mahler

August 28 @ 7:30 pm
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446 United States

The centerpiece of the 2020 LCCMF is this 80-minute Music Theater co-commission (in collaboration with the festivals of Chamber Music Northwest, Santa Fe, La Jolla, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center) about a celebrated concert singer who is diagnosed with  Alzheimer’s disease.  She and her pianist husband come [...]

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Recital: 2020 Resident Ensemble

August 29 @ 1:00 pm
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446 United States

Our 2020 Resident Ensemble caps its week with this performance of Beethoven’s Quartet in E minor, op. 59, no. 2 Hannah Chaewon Kim and Aileen Chung, violins Julian Seney, viola Jonah Ellsworth, cello Tickets $25/FREE Ticket includes this event and Alan Bise's Sound Tasting at 2:00 PM

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A Sound Tasting: The String Quartet

August 29 @ 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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Mainstage Concert 3: Love Songs

August 30 @ 3:00 pm
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446 United States

Two different kinds of love fueled the two composers’ works on this final concert.  Smetana’s intensely emotional piano trio is an elegy for his first daughter who tragically died at the age of four. Schumann’s “year of song” in 1840 was inspired by his courtship and marriage to Clara, a [...]

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