Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 4 pm
Chandler Stage
Monday, March 27th, 2017
morning concerts at the Randolph Union High School and in Colchester

(with help from the VYOA)
for students from the Winooski area.
Admission: Free/Goodwill offering


Thursday August 10th, 2017
at 7:00 pm

Open Rehearsal
Chandler Music Hall
Admission: Free

Saturday August 12th, 2017
at 7:30 pm

Schumann, Martinů and Schubert
Chandler Music Hall
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Sunday August 13th, 2017
at 4:00 pm

An Encore Performance
Afternoon concert in Woodstock, VT
Schumann, Martinů and Schubert

Thursday August 17th, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 pm

A Guide to Improvisation and Musicianship with Bob Franceschini, Fima Ephron and Ben Perowsky
Chandler Music Hall
Admission: Free

Friday August 18th, 2017
at 7:00 pm

Friday Night in the Gallery
a new approach to a festival event

String instrument and bow symposium!
Chandler Music Hall's
Downstairs Gallery
Admission: Free/Goodwill offering

Saturday August 19th, 2017
at 10:30 am

A Special Concert for Kids
Island Time Steel Drums
and a chance for kids to have a hands on musical learning experience
Chandler Music Hall
Admission at the door: $6.00

Saturday August 19th, 2017
at 7:30 pm

Chamber Jazz - a new and different way
to celebrate our 25th anniversary!

Chandler Music Hall
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Sunday August 20th, 2017
at 11:00 am

7th Annual Breakfast with Bach/Baroque Brunch
Orchestral Suite No. 2
in B minor, BWV 1067
and a little something extra
Breakfast at 11:00 am
in the Esther Mesh Room,
Chandler's Upper Gallery
Admission at the door: $10:00
Concert at 12:30 pm in Bethany Church
Admission at the door: Goodwill offering
Food provided by
Three Bean Cafe of Randolph






The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival announces the release of its first highlight CD: Festival Harvest

"The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival has come a long way since it was founded in 1993 by Peter Sanders, a New York cellist who grew up spending his summers in the Randolph area. An indication of just how far is its excellent New CD, "Festival Harvest," a compilation of live performances of works by Mendelssohn, Schönberg and Frank Bridge at the Chandler Music Hall in 2000 and 2004.

When I first heard the album, I had recently heard an excellent performance of Mendelssohn's A Major String Quintet at Vermont's justly revered Marlboro Music Festival. The same work opens this CD, and I actually preferred the Randolph performance. That's big praise."

Read the review from the December 2, 2005 issue of Vermont's Times Argus


Special Events: 2017

More Events and Concerts

Spring Season Events
Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 4 pm, Chandler Stage
Monday, March 27th, 2017 morning concerts at the Randolph Union High School and in Colchester (with help from the VYOA) for students from the Winooski area.
Admission: Free/Goodwill offering

The festival is thrilled to return to Vermont for Educational Concerts and a special intimate performance in Chandler Music Hall with stage seating only. A String Trio will perform selections from different periods with a focus on music written in the style of Theme and Variations. We are thrilled to have Ms. Walker able to join us at the concert and she will speak briefly about her piece!

Bach - the Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Arranged by Dmitry Sitkovetsky
Selections TBA


Mozart - Divertimento in E-flat, KV 563

IV. Andante

Robert Fuchs - String Trio, Op. 94

II. Andante espressivo

Ernő Dohnányi - Serenade in C, Op. 10

I. Marcia. Allegro
II. Romanza. Adagio non troppo, quasi andante.
III. Scherzo. Vivace
IV. Tema con Variazioni. Andante con moto
V. Rondo (Finale) Allegro vivace


Gwyneth Walker - When the Spirit Sings, for String Trio

I. My Lord, What a Morning!
II. Were you There?
III. This Train (is bound for glory)


Artists -
Michael Roth - Violin
Joana Miranda - Viola
Peter Sanders - Cello



20th Annual Summer Gala
Sunday, August 6th
The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival's
20th Annual Gala Fundraising Evening
benefitting the Festival's 25th season

5:00 pm hors d'oevres and wine from Winderlea Vineyard & Winery
7:30 pm concert and desserts

Reservations are required and seating is limited.
Please contact Janet Watton for more information
or if you would like to be involved
email Janet or call 802-728-9402.


Thursday, August 10th, 2017, 7:00 pm
Thursday Evening Open Rehersal
Chandler Music Hall
Admission: Free


Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at 4:00 pm
An Encore Performance

Afternoon concert in Woodstock, VT
Presented by Pentangle Council on the Arts as part of their summer series.

At the Woodstock Unitarian Universalist Church
7 Church Street
Concert information: 802.457.3981 or www.pentanglearts.org.

Robert Schumann - Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73
Bohuslav Martinů - Three Madrigals for Violin & Viola, H. 313

- INTERMISSION -

Franz Schubert - Quintet in A, D. 667 Op. post 114, "the Trout"

Artists
Violin: Basia Danilow
Viola: Arturo Delmoni
Cello: Peter Sanders
Bass: David Mercier
Piano: Adrienne Kim

The Woodstock Unitarian Universalist Church is the large white church with columns, on Route 4, just west of the Woodstock Green, and two doors down from the Town Hall on the right, as you are going west on Route 4 through Woodstock. If going east on Route 4 into Woodstock the church is located on the left just after crossing the iron bridge near the Recreation Center, and before reaching the Green. Parking is limited in the rear of the church and is also available on the street.


Thursday, August 17th, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A Guide to Improvisation and Musicianship with Bob Franceschini, Fima Ephron and Ben Perowsky
With students, adult amateurs and young professionals from the Central Vermont area. This event is open to musicians of all levels, from ages 8 - 80, jazz and non-jazz players are welcome! There will be participation, please bring your instruments.
Chandler Music Hall
Admission: Free


Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Friday Night in the Gallery
- a new approach to a festival event
Friday Night in the Gallery this year will be a string instrument and bow symposium / Q&A with a Luthier from NYC (Guy Rabut) and a local Vermont bow maker (Eben Bodach-Turner). Festival artists will be on hand to play instruments and bows and lively discussion will ensue about the choices that are made when creating the tools of the string players trade. Come and learn about what goes into developing sound from a string instrument.
Admission: Free/Goodwill offering


Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 11:00 am
7th Annual Breakfast with Bach/Baroque Brunch
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
and a little something extra
in the Chandler Upper Gallery and Bethany Church


Festival Artists will be joined by Vermont Youth Orchestra Artists to perform in a side-by-side concert. This concert is special for musicians and audience alike, Yutaka Kono conducting.
Make sure to join us for this wonderful event!

Breakfast at 11:00 am in the Esther Mesh Room, Chandler's Upper Gallery
Concert at 12:30 pm in Bethany Church
Breakfast: $10.00
Concert: Goodwill offering at the door
with food provided by the Three Bean Cafe of Randolph.


For Kids

The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival
presents a special

Concert for Kids
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 10:30 am Note Time
Chandler Music Hall

Our Concert for Kids will be a visit from the Vermont based Island Time Steel Drums and a chance for kids to have a hands on musical learning experience with Scott Paulson and Barbara Smith as they show the basics of playing the steel drums, culminating with a performance. Please reserve your participation as there are a limited number of spaces available. We will have two 45 minute sessions with 13 kids each from 3rd grade and up. The first 26 kids to reserve will be scheduled for this exciting event. Please email Scott Paulson.

Made possible in part by a generous grant from the Lamson-Howell Foundation

Admission at the door: $6.00


On The Air


A broadcast hosted by Peter Fox Smith
on VPR Classical
TBD

A broadcast of highlights from past summers festivals and Peter will talk about music-making and the 25th season.

Burlington/Plattsburgh - 90.9 WOXR, Norwich - 88.1 WNCH, Sunderland/Manchester - 95.1 WVTQ, Island Pond/Brighton - 106.9 WVTI, Manchester - 91.1 WVNK, Middlebury - 90.1 WOXM, Randolph - 102.1 WVXR, Rutland - 92.5*, Bennington - 93.5*, Bolton - 94.7*, Kendal at Hanover - 103.9*, Newbury - 99.5*, Brattleboro - 94.3*, Woodstock - 106.9*, Wake Robin, Shelburne - 94.5*
* low-power translator

Online at www.vpr.net


Hear the CVCMF perform live on VPR Classical
talking with Walter Parker (Vermont Public Radio host)
Friday August 11th, 2017 at 11:00 am

Burlington/Plattsburgh - 90.9 WOXR, Norwich - 88.1 WNCH, Sunderland/Manchester - 95.1 WVTQ, Island Pond/Brighton - 106.9 WVTI, Manchester - 91.1 WVNK, Middlebury - 90.1 WOXM, Randolph - 102.1 WVXR, Rutland - 92.5*, Bennington - 93.5*, Bolton - 94.7*, Kendal at Hanover - 103.9*, Newbury - 99.5*, Brattleboro - 94.3*, Woodstock - 106.9*, Wake Robin, Shelburne - 94.5*
* low-power translator

Online at www.vpr.net




WGBH in Boston
New England Summer Festivals hosted by Cheryl Willoughby.

The festival was featured on a special radio and internet program.