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Yellow Barn Young Artist Program Concert

Yellow Barn Young Artist Program participants perform repertoire ranging from the Classical period to the 21st Century, plus new works composed during the program by participant composers. With guest faculty composer and electric guitarist Steven Mackey.
Reception to follow.
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Vermont Weaving School Upcoming Class Schedule

There's a lot going on here. Check out our upcoming class schedule for beginning and intermediate weavers.

Beginning Weaving Retreats: June 25, 26, 27 or: Nov 12, 13, 14

Seminar: June 23 (Guest Teacher, Susan Rockwell)
10-11:30am: “Not Quite Picture Perfect”- includes a slide show and light hearted discussion of many things that can and probably will go wrong.
12-1: Drafting and project planning refresher (taught by Dena)
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Morris Dancing in Vermont for Memorial Day Weekend

Once again, with the bang of the big drum, a flurry of hankies and the clash of sticks, 250 Morris Dancers dance throughout Windham County for Memorial Day Weekend 2010. Putney Morris dancers will be there, too!

12:45pm Putney at the Town Hall
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Windham Orchestra: Legacy & Inspiration - Concert in Putney

CONCERT IN PUTNEY

On Friday, May 14, in Bellows Falls and Saturday, May 15, in Putney, the Windham Orchestra, with guest conductor Lisa Jablow, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a concert that takes inspiration from the legacy of Blanche Moyse.

The Legacy & Inspiration concert features three pieces that all have special meaning to violinist, BMC Founder and southern Vermont musical pioneer Blanche Moyse. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.3, honors Mme. Moyse’s love and dedication to the music of J.S. Bach; Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D, one of the great works of the classical repertoire, was played by 16-year old Blanche Moyse in her debut with L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; and Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave, was played by the Windham Orchestra in 1978 conducted by Mme. Moyse.
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Bach Inventions Concert This Afternoon!

Music School Students and Faculty: Invention!

Sunday, April 11, 3:00 p.m., All Souls Church, West Village Meeting House, West Brattleboro, VT

The Inventions and Sinfonias of Bach contain some of the most imaginative material in all of music, and give scope for unlimited expressions of style and delivery. Music School faculty and students collaborate to perform these small gems, in ways both traditional and surprising.

Tickets $15, $8 Youth, Free to BMC Music School Students under 18.


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The Putney Public Library celebrates poetry.

The Putney Public Library celebrates poetry in February with two public readings featuring prize winning regional poets and two local Putney poets.

The first program in the series is Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. featuring Iowa Poetry Prize poet Lesle Lewis and local poet, Geof Gaddis. On Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., Pat Fargnoli, New Hampshire Poet Laureate and Kate Gleason, winner of the Zone 3 Press First Book Award will join Elizabeth Lewis, a local poet, in a public reading. Both readings are free to the public.

For information, call the Putney Public Library at 802-387-4407 or visit www.iputney.com.
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LISTEN LOCAL: Windham Orchestra Concert Featuring works by Local Composers

Sunday, January 24, 3 pm, Latchis Theatre

Join the Windham Orchestra, directed by Zon Eastes, for a celebration of works by local composers during the third annual “Listen Local” concert.

Compositions featured in this year’s Listen Local concert include 2009 Putney School Graduate Robert McGinness’ “The Tragedians,” Denis Bathory-Kitsz’s “Fanfare: Heat,” Gwyneth Walker’s “Muse of Amherst,” and David Kidwell’s “Shenandoah: A Symphonic Portrait.”
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Concert to Benefit Warming Shelter

Putney's own Mike Mrowricki is one of the performers donating his time to a concert Saturday, Feb. 6 to benefit the new Greater Falls Warming Shelter in Bellows Falls.

He and Amelia Struthers make up the duo Vermont Timbre that will join guitarists Julie Waters and Jesse Peters and world musician Derrik Jordan in a night of music at Immanuel Episcopal Church (the Stone Church) in Bellows Falls beginning at 8 p.m.
Admission is by donation.
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River Project: Connecticut River

River Project: Connecticut River

Dear travelers, friends and neighbors of the Connecticut River, including those of you from Putney: I am creating an art installation at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and I am asking for your help.

To me, rivers are the earth's veins, each having its own character, imprinted by its natural surroundings and those who occupy it. The art installation will consist of a collection of words and sediment earth and rock. I am hoping for impressions that give one a sense of the river's life.
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Brian D. Cohen: A Mid-Career Retrospective of Etchings & Watercolors

MID-CAREER RETROSEPCTIVE BY ARTIST BRIAN D. COHEN

The Putney School Gallery is exhibiting 170 etchings and watercolors completed during the past 25 years by long-time Putney faculty member Brian D. Cohen. The exhibit will run from December 4, 2009 until February 20, 2010. An opening reception will be held on Friday, December 4 from 7 - 9pm.

Cohen has been making etchings since 1985, the year he moved to Vermont from his native Philadelphia to teach at The Putney School.