28th Season
August 9th - 22nd, 2021

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
at 7:00 pm

Concert for the Community!
A special concert on the Chandler stage. Including Bach Piano Concerto #5 in
f minor (Adrienne Kim, Piano soloist) played with a String Quintet accompaniment.
Our 10th collaboration with the Vermont Youth Orchestra is not possible this year but we look forward to the return of Breakfast with Bach in 2022.
Admission: Free, goodwill offering at the door

Thursday, August 12th, 2021
at 7:00 pm

Open Rehearsal
Chandler Center for the Arts
Admission: Free

Saturday, August 14th, 2021
at 7:30 pm

Piano & Strings - Robert Fuchs, Schubert, Guiseppe Martucci
Chandler Center for the Arts
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Wednesday, August 18th, 2021
at 7:00 pm

A Special Event
Daily Special barbershop quartet!

This new addition to the festival offerings was such a hit in 2019 we are adding another interesting and thoroughly enjoyable ensemble. Program will be available soon.
Chandler Center for the Arts
Admission at the door: $20.00

Thursday, August 19th, 2021
at 7:00 pm

Open Rehearsal
Chandler Center for the Arts
Admission: Free

Friday, August 20th, 2021
at 7:00 pm

Friday Night in the Gallery
Friday Night in the Gallery this year will be a concert with Vermont Artists Annemieke & Jeremiah McLane. This concert will be specially tailored for kids of all ages!
Chandler Center for the Arts's
Downstairs Gallery
Admission: Free, goodwill offering at the door

Saturday, August 21st, 2021
at 7:30 pm

String Quartets by Haydn, Vaughan Williams and Beethoven
Chandler Center for the Arts
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Sunday August 22nd, 2021
at 4:00 pm

An Encore Performance
String Quartets by Haydn, Vaughan Williams and Beethoven

Afternoon concert in Woodstock, VT
Woodstock Unitarian Universalist Church
Presented with help from Pentangle Council on the Arts
Admission at the door: Donation

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 Center for the Arts 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

Artists of the 28th season:

Arturo Delmoni, violin
Joanna Maurer, violin
Louise Owen, violin
Michael Roth, violin & viola
Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss, viola
Peter Sanders, cello
Peter Weitzner, double bass
Adrienne Kim, piano
Daily Special, barbershop quartet
Annemieke & Jeremiah McLane, piano & accordion

Repertoire and Artists from 1993 to present

Arturo Delmoni, violin, is one of the most celebrated artists of his generation. His remarkably distinctive playing embodies the romantic warmth that is the special province of the great virtuosi of the golden age of violin playing. Yo-Yo Ma describes Delmoni as "an enormously gifted musician and an impeccable violinist. His playing style is unique, and his gorgeous sound is reminiscent of that of great violinists from a bygone era." Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the NY Philharmonic, says, "Delmoni's playing always goes right to the heart, and his charisma is irresistible." Delmoni's stylish, elegant interpretations of classical masterpieces have earned him critical acclaim in the United States and abroad. Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe wrote "It's hard to imagine how the violin could be much better played than Delmoni did - he plays with astonishing speed, lightness, fluency and sweetness of tone." Alan Heatherington of the American Record Guide wrote "The growing discography of Arturo Delmoni testifies to a musician who must possess an artistic soul of exceptional beauty. Each new issue reveals additional aspects of a winsome musical personality and verifies an impression of great warmth and geniality." Delmoni made his debut at Carnegie Hall at age 14 playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Little Orchestra Society under Thomas Scherman. Since then he has been a soloist with the St. Louis, Dallas, Spokane, Jupiter, El Paso, Glendale and Tucson Symphony Orchestras; the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston; the California Chamber Symphony; the New York City Ballet Orchestra; the Rhode Island, Brooklyn, Boston, Omaha and Kansas City Philharmonics; and the Boston Pops. He has appeared as a recitalist throughout the United States and in Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Hong Kong. As a chamber musician, Delmoni has performed with illustrious colleagues such as Pinchas Zukerman, Elmar Oliveira, Emanuel Ax, Nathaniel Rosen, Jon Kimura Parker, Jeffrey Kahane and Dudley Moore. Songs My Mother Taught Me, Delmoni's recording of romantic miniatures, received extraordinary reviews from prominent critics. Audiophiles and audio critics generally regard his recording of unaccompanied violin music of Ysaÿe, Kreisler and Bach as a reference for the sound of a solo violin. Delmoni's duo recital recording with cellist Nathaniel Rosen, entitled "Music for a Glass Bead Game" was nominated for an AFIM Indie Award, received a Golden Ear award, and was on Fanfare's "Best of the Year" list. Arturo Delmoni plays a JB Guadagnini, 1780, and a viola from the same period.


Joanna Maurer, violin, Born and raised in Colorado, Joanna Maurer has performed as orchestral soloist and recitalist throughout the United States, as well as in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. After initial studies with her parents, she received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the Juilliard School, where she studied with Dorothy DeLay and Robert Mann. She has won first prizes in a number of competitions, including the Aspen Music Festival's E. Nakamichi Violin Competition, the Denver Young Artist Orchestra Competition, the Young Musicians Foundation Competition, and the National MTNA Selmer Competition. Now a resident of New York City, Ms. Maurer is the violinist of the American Chamber Players, a highly acclaimed group of six, performing extensively around the country. She has been hailed by the Washington Post as an "incisive, sweet-toned" violinist with "flawless phrasing," leading "extraordinary... stunning...(and) ...utterly committed" performances with the American Chamber Players. Ms. Maurer has been featured with the American Chamber Players countless times on National Public Radio's Performance Today and on local radio stations throughout the United States. Ms. Maurer is an associate member of the 1st violin section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and has performed as concertmaster with the Metamorphosen and Prometheus Chamber Orchestras, and Riverside Symphony. A versatile artist with a broad repertoire, Ms. Maurer can be heard on numerous movie soundtracks and has collaborated with various artists such as Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Merchant, Carrie Underwood, David Byrne, Laurie Berkner, and fiddler/violinist Mark O'Connor in, among other projects, performances of his Double Violin Concerto. Ms. Maurer lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband, Demian Austin (principal trombonist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), and her two children, Taylor and Cora.


Louise Owen, violin has been praised as "a brilliant performer" by the Boston Globe. She has enjoyed a diverse musical path, performing annual chamber music concerts with world-renowned pianist Menahem Pressler, touring North America and Europe with Barbra Streisand and serving as the concertmaster for Harry Connick Jr. since 2011. Louise made her Broadway stage debut opposite Christopher Walken in James Joyce's The Dead, and her subsequent Broadway orchestra credits include the smash hit The Producers, the Lincoln Center Tony-award winning productions of South Pacific and The King & I, and she most recently was the concertmaster of Anastasia. Louise has an active freelance life in New York City where she performs with many of the city's leading ensembles, including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and she loves giving marathon solo recitals whenever possible.
A native of Southern California, Louise received much of her musical training in Boston at the New England Conservatory. Her teachers included James Buswell alongside chamber music studies with Louis Krasner, Eugene Lehner and Patricia Zander. Upon moving to New York following graduation, she worked extensively with Joey Corpus.
Louise is a passionate home cook and part-time chocolatier in between gigs. Despite having a tiny Manhattan kitchen, she is well-known amongst the New York City musical community for her decadent CocoaRoar truffles. She writes about her musical and culinary adventures on her blog, Kitchen Fiddler. Louise is also nationally recognized for having an extremely rare ability called Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. She has been prominently featured twice on CBS's "60 Minutes" in "Endless Memory" and its follow-up story "Memory Wizards", the Emmy-nominated profiles about people with this highly unusual memory.


Michael Roth, violin & viola, is a native of Scarsdale, NY and received his early musical training with Frances Magnes at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School. He attended Oberlin College and Conservatory, continuing his studies with Marilyn McDonald. At Oberlin, he won the Kaufman Prize for violin and First Prize in the Ohio String Teacher's Association Competition. He completed his Master of Music degree at the University of Massachusetts where he worked with the distinguished American violinist and pedagogue Charles Treger and was a recipient of the Julian Olevsky Award. Mr. Roth is currently associate concertmaster of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and has appeared in chamber music and as a soloist with the company, most recently in the debut of "Slice Too Sharp", a ballet of Biber and Vivaldi violin concerti, and "After the Rain", violin music of Arvo Part. In addition he is a member of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Principal 2nd violin of the Westchester Philharmonic, the American Composers Orchestra and the New York Pops. He was concertmaster of the Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra for many years and often appeared as soloist there, as well as at the Caramoor and Bard Music Festivals. He has played and toured internationally with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the New York Chamber Soloists. As a chamber musician, Mr. Roth has collaborated on violin and viola with artists such as Eugene Drucker, Menahem Pressler, James Buswell, Steven Doane, Hamao Fujiwara and members of the Brentano, Manhattan and Ying Quartets, and recently presented a recital of contemporary Cuban solo violin and chamber music in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall under the auspices of the American Composers Orchestra. With Orpheus, the Eos Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi, The New York Pops and the American Composers Orchestra and others, Mr. Roth has recorded for the Sony, Angel, Telarc, Decca, BMG, Point Music, ESSA.Y. and Arbors Music labels.


Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss, viola - Praised for her virtuosity and versatility, violist Katarzyna Bryla was born into a family of musicians and has gone on to earn more than two dozen prizes and awards in the United States, France and her native Poland. Bryla regularly works with orchestras, in chamber groups, and as a soloist in a flourishing career that has already taken her across three continents. Katarzyna is currently a member of New York City Ballet and Orchestra of St. Luke's, and regularly appears with the New York City Opera. She was a soloist with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra in their tour of China in 2010, and was soloist for the noted Maazel/Vilar Conducting Competition in 2001. Katarzyna Bryla has performed in numerous renowned music festivals including Music at Tahoe, the Napa Valley Music Festival, Music@Menlo, the Cactus Pear Music Festival in San Antonio, TX, Bach Dancing and Dynamite in Madison, WI, the Singapore Sun Music Festival, the Las Palmas Music Festival in Grand Canary Island, Spain. Her teachers include Christian Tetzlaff, Bartosz Bryla, David Cerutti, Jadwiga Kaliszewska, Hongang Li and Herbert Greenberg.


Peter Sanders, cello, is a native New Yorker and a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Sanders has been a member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra since 1999 (for which he has served as Acting Principal), performs with the Riverside Symphony, the Stamford Symphony and has performed and recorded as a guest artist with the Perspectives Ensemble. He has toured Southeast Asia twice with the New York Symphonic Ensemble and as concerto soloist with the group performed in concerts in Taipei and Singapore. He is Artistic Director of the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, which had its inaugural season in 1993. Mr. Sanders was a winner of the 1998 Artists International award as a member of the Hollaender Ensemble and is currently a member of the Ariadne Trio. He has participated in many summer festivals including the Colorado Music Festival, Skaneateles Festival, Crested Butte Chamber Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival (faculty position), CVCMF, Lancaster Festival, Ohio (where he was principal cello from 1992-98), Windham Chamber Music Festival, the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, the Park City & SLC Autumn Classics Music Festival and the Moab Music Festival. As a studio musician Mr. Sanders has recorded for a variety of popular artists including Pat Metheny, Jewel, Kathie Lee Gifford, Andy Bey and Carlinhos Brown. He can be heard on the Delos, Muse, Bridge, RCA Victor-Red Seal, New World, On the Lamb and KOCH International Classics labels. Radio and television broadcasts include WQXR, APM's "Performance Today", PBS and Vermont Public Radio.


Peter Weitzner, double bass is a graduate of the Juilliard School, has performed with Solisti New York, the Jupiter Symphony, EOS Ensemble, SONYC, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Stamford Symphony, Musicians Accord, and the New Jersey Symphony. As soloist, he has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony and performed the New York premiere of Sheila Silver's Chant for bass and piano. Mr. Weitzner has been a frequent participant at international music festivals including Mostly Mozart, OK Mozart, Cape May, Festival of the Hamptons, Bratislava Music Festival, and the Bruckner Festival in Linz, Austria.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Weitzner is currently the curator and host of the BPL Chamber Players in residence at the Central branch (Grand Army Plaza) of the Brooklyn Public Library. He has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Orion, Enso, Daedalus, Formosa, Clarosa and Cassatt Quartets, Trio Solisti, New York Chamber Ensemble, Yale at Norfolk, Kingston (RI) and Cooperstown Chamber Music Festivals, New York Philomusica, North Country Chamber Players (NH), Garden City Chamber Music Society, Sherman Chamber Ensemble and the Berkshire Bach Society.
He has also performed with the dance companies of Lar Lubovitch and David Parsons as well as Merce Cunningham's 80th birthday celebration at the Lincoln Center Festival in the New York premiere of Biped. He also participated in a performance at NJPAC (NJ Performing Arts Center) with the re-emerging Alice Coltrane shortly before her passing. Upon graduation from the Juilliard School, Mr. Weitzner toured the world as a member of the Giora Feidman Trio for ten years. In the spring of 2009, he was invited to become a member of the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium, an arts education advocacy group comprised of arts related non-profits, musicians and educators.
His work can be heard on the Nonesuch, Albany, Pro Gloria Musicae, New World Records, Musical Heritage Society, Delos, Grenadilla, Berkshire Bach Society and NY Philomusica record labels. He has also produced recordings of the Brandenburg Concerti with the Berkshire Bach Society and the critically acclaimed complete flute music of J.S. Bach with flutist Susan Rotholz and Kenneth Cooper, fortepiano, released by Bridge Records. Other productions for Bridge include a CD of American flute music with Susan Rotholz and pianist, Margaret Kampmeier and New England Piano Trios by Bernstein, Perera and Piston. He is also a frequent contributor of concert recordings to NPR's Performance Today.


Pianist Adrienne Kim's recent performances include recitals in New York's Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Bargemusic, Boston's Symphony Hall, Washington D.C.'s Phillips Gallery and Ravinia's Rising Stars series in Chicago. She has appeared as soloist with the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of Beijing, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, and the Richmond Orchestra.
Ms. Kim was a member of Chamber Music Society Two, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's residency program from 1998-2000. Ms. Kim has also performed with the New York Chamber Ensemble, the Skaneateles Festival, Lighthouse Chamber Players, Salt Bay Chamberfest, Carnegie Chamber Players, Bronx Arts Ensemble, and the Seal Bay Festival. With the West End Chamber Ensemble, ensemble-in-residence at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she participated in the National Endowment for the Arts/Chamber Music America Rural Residency.
She has recorded the solo and chamber works of Daniel S. Godfrey with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on the Koch label, the violin and piano sonatas of Charles Ives with Lisa Tipton on Capstone Records and the sonatas of Niels Gade with violinist, Katie Wolfe on the Centaur label. She and Ms. Tipton also present the "Made in America" series at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall. She is also a founding member of the New York Chamber Music Co-op.
She teaches at Mannes College of Music, in the Prep, Extension and College divisions, and she serves as the head of the Piano Department in the Prep division and as Coordinator of Secondary Piano in the College division. She has also been on the faculties of Kean University and Syracuse University. During the summers she is on the faculty of the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont and the Summertrios festival in Bryn Mawr. Ms. Kim studied with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University where she earned her Bachelor's degree and earned her Master's degree from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Leon Fleisher.


Daily Special is an a cappella vocal quartet based in southern New England. They have performed everywhere from schools, churches, and assisted living facilities to high-profile, professional concert venues. The members of Daily Special take pride in their goal of being model citizens of the a cappella world, sharing their music and leadership skills with their communities.

Always striving for musical excellence, they have won numerous accolades including:
1st place, 2019 Barbershop Harmony Society Northeastern District (NED) Championship
2nd place, 2018 Boston Regional Harmony Sweepstakes a cappella competition
NED Patriot Division 1st Place Champions, 2018
Two "audience favorite" awards for "best ballad" in 2017 and 2018
Daily Special was founded in the fall of 2015 when Cay (bass) and Antonio (tenor emeritus) were looking for singers to form a new youth quartet to compete in the BHS International Youth Quartet Contest. When they first sang with Chad (lead) and John (baritone emeritus), they knew they'd found a match! The quartet (under their previous name, Last Chance) had the honor of representing the NED at the International Youth Quartet Contest in Nashville, TN in 2016.
The four quickly found that their connection was deeper than just music-they soon became close friends. But when John and Antonio were called away to new jobs and new opportunities, they re-formed with their friends Isaac (tenor) and Ben (baritone) in 2017, completing their foursome.
The members of Daily Special are committed to making music with authenticity, positivity, and compassion.


Annemieke & Jeremiah McLane, piano & accordion, known as Cassotto Duo, perform from coast to coast in the United States and in Europe. The couple make their own arrangements for piano and accordion which highlight the folk elements in classical compositions. Their music ranges from the 16th to the 21st centuries, including composers such as Bach, Bartok, Dvorak, Piazzolla, Poulenc.

Pianist Annemieke (Spoelstra) McLane was born in the Netherlands and studied for her Masters in Piano Performance at the conservatory in Zwolle with Rudy de Heus. She received the Student of the Year Award for her final recital, for sensitive playing and well balanced programs. Besides her solo playing, she was collaborative pianist at the conservatories of Zwolle, Arnhem, Rotterdam, Amsterdam for different instrumentalists and vocalists. At the Sweelinck conservatory of Amsterdam she specialized in ArtSong Accompaniment. She received at age 21 the National Young Music Talent Award for best accompanist. Praised for her toucher and coloring. After her Master's Degree she studied privately with Tan Crone in Amsterdam (who had studied with Rudolf Serkin and Nadia Boulanger.)
After coming to Vermont she has been for 11 years at St. Michael's College, teaching piano and playing for the SMC chorale; VYO choruses.
Since moving to the Upper Valley, she was pianist for the Thetford Chambers singers and since 2013 she has the pianist for the Handel Society of Dartmouth College. In 2020 she will focus more on new repertoire and solo programs. Since 2015 she is also playing for the Theater Department of Dartmouth College, for classes taught by prof. Carol Dunne. Annemieke teaches at her home studio, and is music director of the United Church of Strafford. At the United Church of Strafford she offers monthly concerts. She performs internationally as a soloist, and with cellist Emily Taubl, soprano Julie Ness, flutist Anne Janson, clarinetist Matthew Marsit and in "Cassotto Duo" with accordionist Jeremiah McLane and she is coaching and performing as collaborative artist.

Jeremiah McLane is a composer, accordionist, pianist, singer and educator with a diverse musical background including blues, jazz, Celtic, Québécois, French and other roots influenced music. He is the founder and director of the Floating Bridge Music School, and has served on the faculties of the Sate University of New York in Plattsburgh, the Summit School for Traditional Music in Montpelier, and at the Upper Valley Music Center in Lebanon, NH. He also teaches regularly at summer music programs throughout the United States including Ashokan, Centrum's American Festival of Fiddle Tunes, Swananoah, Maine Fiddle Camp, Acadia Trad Festival, Lark in the Morning, John C. Campbell Folk School, Pinewoods, Bay Area CDSS Camps, and many others.
Since 1990 Jeremiah has released over thirty-five recordings, and in 2016 Montpelier Times-Argus music critic Art Edelstein named Jeremiah musician of the year, citing his contributions in teaching, recording and performing. He performs in Cassotto Duo with his wife Annemieke McLane, in Triton (with Timothy Cummings and Alex Kehler) and in Kalos (with Eric McDonald and Ryan McKasson).