32nd Season
April 6, 2024
August 5th - 11th, 2024


Saturday, April 6th, 2024
at 7:30 pm


J. S. Bach
Goldberg Variations
for String Trio
BWV 988
arranged by Dmitry Sitkovetsky




Thursday, August 8th, 2024
at 7:00 pm

Open Rehearsal
Chandler Center for the Arts
Admission: Free

Friday, August 9th, 2024
at 7:00 pm

A Special Event - Boyd Meets Girl Duo
Chandler Center for the Arts
Admission: $20.00

Saturday, August 10th, 2024
at 7:30 pm

Majors & Minors
Music for strings and piano by Brahms, Mozart and Dora Pejačević

Chandler Center for the Arts

Sunday August 11th, 2024
at 4:00 pm

An Encore Performance
Majors & Minors
Music for strings and piano by Brahms, Mozart and Dora Pejačević

Afternoon concert in Woodstock, VT
Woodstock Unitarian Universalist Church
Presented by the Pentangle Council on the Arts as part of their summer series.
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 32nd season:

Arturo Delmoni, violin
Michael Roth, violin & viola
Joana Miranda, viola
Peter Sanders, cello
Mika Sasaki, piano
Boyd Meets Girl, guitar and cello duo


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.

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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.

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Born in Lisbon, Portugal, violist and violinist Joana Miranda is passionate about playing and coaching chamber music. She currently serves as a chamber music coach at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. As a chamber musician, she has performed extensively as both a violinist and violist. Joana was a member of the Eastman String Quartet in summer residence at Banff (Canada), and has been a member of the Pioneer String Quartet. She also appeared frequently on the Frankly Music Chamber Music series in Milwaukee, WI. Recent highlights of her chamber music concerts include appearances at Spectrum Music, concerts with members of the New York City Ballet and New York Philharmonic, and performances at the Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, Colorado.
As an active freelancer, Joana has played recently with such ensembles as New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Pops, New Jersey Symphony, Mostly Mozart Festival, Vermont Symphony, and on Broadway with Wicked.
Joana moved to New York City in 2010 after being a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for ten years. Previously, she served as Principal Second Violin of Minnesota Opera and Assistant Concertmaster of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Joana holds B.M., M.M. Degrees and a Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music where she was a violin student of Zvi Zeitlin and William Preucil. In 1993 she was a recipient of the prestigious Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Award. Joana has been a member of the Colorado Music Festival, Mainly Mozart, and Music in the Mountains festivals, in addition to playing operas at the Schlossfestpiele in Heidelberg, Germany. She has played recitals throughout the U.S. and in Europe.
Joana is also a published cartoonist and illustrator.

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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.

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Praised as a "superb interpreter" (Fanfare) and for her "virtuosity...and sparkling sound" (Times Argus), pianist Mika Sasaki enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator. She has performed across the U.S. and in the U.K., Italy, Japan, and Switzerland, appearing in venues such as the Library of Congress, the Metropolitan Museum, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. She has appeared as concerto soloist with the Sinfonia of Cambridge, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, 92Y Orchestra, and more recently, with the InterSchool Symphony Orchestra of New York, performing Amy Beach's Piano Concerto.
As a guest artist, Mika has performed with the Manhattan Chamber Players, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She is a member of the Decoda, the affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall, and the powerhouse sextet Ensemble Mélange. Passionate about education and audience engagement, she has presented interactive performances in New York City and across the country, including residencies at String Theory (TN) and Chamber Music Northwest (OR). She is an alumna of Peabody (B.M., M.M.), Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect, and Juilliard (D.M.A.), as well as festivals such as Tanglewood, Music@Menlo, Chigiana, Yellow Barn, Aspen, and Taos. During the summer, she has taught and performed at pianoSonoma, Taubman Piano Festival, Charles Ives Music Festival, Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard, and Music@Menlo's Chamber Music Institute.
Based in New York City, Mika is a faculty member at The Juilliard School, where she teaches keyboard skills, piano, and chamber music in the College, Pre-College, and Extension Divisions. When not at the piano, she can be found tending to her houseplants, cooking, or chasing after her cat. mikasasaki.com

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Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. The duo has toured the world sharing their eclectic mix of music from Debussy and Bach to Radiohead and Beyoncé, and their two studio albums have been streamed well over 3 million times on Spotify alone. Both acclaimed soloists in their own right, Boyd has been described as "truly evocative" by The Washington Post, and as "a player who deserves to be heard" by Classical Guitar Magazine, while Metcalf, also a member of the ensembles Break of Reality and The Overlook has been called "brilliant" by Gramophone. Boyd Meets Girl has toured throughout the USA, India, Nepal, New Zealand, and every state and territory in Australia, including engagements at Caramoor, Newport Classical, Festival Napa Valley, Austin Classical Guitar, Moab Music Festival and many others.
The duo's debut album, released in 2017 on the Grammy award-winning label Sono Luminus, reached #3 on the Billboard Traditional Classical chart, and received the following praise in Gramophone: "They play like one, with a harmony of purpose as sure as their intonation." Their sophomore album, Songs of Love and Despair, released in 2022 was also praised in Gramophone as "Beguiling...fascinating...enchanting...their mutual understanding is manifest in every bar, not least the way they listen to each other." Their music is broadcast on radio stations around the world, including regularly on New York's WQXR and SiriusXM.
The duo arranges much of their repertoire themselves, drawing inspiration from artists across all genres, and often speak from the stage about the works to create an engaging, conversational concert experience that breaks down boundaries not only between musical genres but between audience and performer.
Artistic directors of the acclaimed Sunday morning concert series GatherNYC, and a happily married couple, the duo lives in New York City with their son Milo. www.boydmeetsgirlduo.com

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