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Coming out of Obscurity

March 11 – May 7

Karla Van Vliet and Lily Hinrichsen bring to light parts of their past, which have lived in darkness and obscurity, through the strength and delicacy of their Assemblages, works on paper and mixed media.

Coming Next:  ArtiFacts of Life:  . . .  a 2 day show at Town Hall Theater. This mini-museum showcases ordinary objects contributed by regular folks with compelling stories. This time, the focus is on serendipity: objects and stories about chance, coincidence and luck.  May 12-13 with a reception Friday May 13   5 – 7 pm

Coming Next:  Full Circle: Emerging Images Within Handmade Paper, a solo exhibition by Deborah Sharpe-Lunstead – May 20-July 2. Reception May 27  5 – 7 pm.

 

Calendar of Events

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Middlebury Community Players

Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two.

This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine–“something for everyone, a comedy tonight!” http://www.middleburycommunityplayers.org/

 

April 28, 29, 30 and May 5, 6, 7, at 8pm
2pm Sun May 1 with ASL  ASL Logo
2pm Sat May 7
$15 Thursdays
$23 adults/$18 students with ID for all other shows

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Vermont Mozart Festival

April 30  

Vermont Mozart Festival, Inc. (VMF) will celebrate the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, providing year-round concert events that highlight impeccable artistic skill and ingenuity.  Town Hall Theater is a goodwill sponsor for the VMF, and welcomes them to the Middlebury Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.

Vermont Mozart Festival Chamber Players present The “Milanese” Quartets 
String Quartet K.156 (1772)
String Quartet K.158 (1773)
String Quartet K.159 (1773)
String Quartet K.160 (1773)

7pm 
At Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Church (2 Duane Court, Middlebury, Vermont)
Admission is $15/Adult and FREE/Children

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For more information  visit http://www.vermontmozartfestival.org/

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MET Live in HD: Elektra

Live in HD on the THT BIG Screen

Saturday, April 30

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’s mighty take on Greek myth.

Shortly after conquering the opera world with his scandalous masterpiece Salome, Richard Strauss turned to Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s recent adaptation of Sophocles’s Electra for his next project. The resulting opera is an intense and still-startling work that unites the commanding impact of Greek tragedy with the unsettling insights of early-20th-century Freudian psychology. The drama unfolds in a single act of rare vocal and orchestral power.

There will be a free pre-show talk in the studio at 12:15, courtesy of The Opera Company of Middlebury. Refreshments provided. For more information, visit www.ocmvermont.org

1pm  Approximate run time is 1hr 45 min. 

$24/ $10 students

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Middlebury Community Players

Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two.

This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine–“something for everyone, a comedy tonight!” http://www.middleburycommunityplayers.org/

 

April 28, 29, 30 and May 5, 6, 7, at 8pm
2pm Sun May 1 with ASL  InterpretationASL Logo
2pm Sat May 7
$15 Thursdays
$23 adults/$18 students with ID for all other shows

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Florence and the Uffizi Galleries

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, May 4

Take a journey into the city that was the cradle of the Italian Renaissance, through the most beautiful and representative works of art from the period by Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Raphael, Leonardo and Botticelli. The Uffizi Gallery – including the breathtaking Adoration Of The Magi by Leonardo Da Vinci, which will be brought back to life after several years of restoration – will be unveiled in a worldwide exclusive premiere on the big screen. Arturo Galansino (curator of the Royal Academy in London, and newly appointed director of the Strozzi Foundation in Florence) and Antonio Natali (director of the Uffizi) will welcome us inside the gallery, and will detail the key works using the most advanced ultra-HD technologies.

11am
$10/ $5 students

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A Vermont Romance

Silent film with live piano

May 13

Produced in 1916, A Vermont Romance was the first feature film ever made in Vermont. This extraordinary piece of folklore, commissioned by the Vermont Progressive Party, is a window through which we can view the people and landscape of Vermont one hundred years ago.  It was filmed in many locations around the state, including Burlington, Waterbury, St. Johnsbury, and Bellows Falls with a cast of amateur Vermont actors. It is a classic melodrama, the tale of Dorothy, who loses her father and the farm, then moves to Burlington to find work, adventure, and romance.

This screening of the new digitally re-mastered version, accompanied by live piano, with an original score by veteran film composer/pianist Bob Merrill, will be followed by a panel discussion with Andy Kolovos, co-director and archivist at the Vermont Folklife Center, and David Giancola, Vermont filmmaker, who was instrumental in the preservation of the film.  Presented by the Vermont Movie Archive Project (VAMP), a new initiative of the Vermont International Film Foundation, whose mission is to preserve and make accessible Vermont’s film heritage.  The Vermont Romance Tour, which will screen the film across the state this spring, is funded in part by grants from the Vermont Humanities Council, the Vermont Historical Society, and Vermont Public Radio, media sponsor for the tour. Run time for the film is 35 minutes.

7pm
$15

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Champlain Philharmonic: Storytellers

May 15

The Champlain Philharmonic will have you humming along to well-loved musical tunes for Storytellers, its spring concert on May 15th at 4 pm. Under guest conductor Dr. Yutaka Kono, the orchestra will perform the overture to Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella), Saint Saëns’s Danse Bacchanale, Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess, Bizet’s Carmen Suites 1 and 2, and the world premiere of Vermont student composer Leslie Bixby’s Surviving Soul.

4pm
$15 adults, $10 seniors, and $5 students

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UPCOMING Macbeth

Macbeth

Opera Company of Middlebury

Now in its 13th season of presenting full-scale productions in the intimate confines of Town Hall Theater, OCM presents Verdi’s Macbeth with a cast of professional singers directed by Douglas Anderson. The orchestra will be conducted by OCM’s musical director, internationally known conductor Emmanuel Plasson. 

“With two of the most challenging roles in opera, you can’t even consider Macbeth unless you have two absolutely riveting singer-actors,” said Douglas Anderson, artistic director of OCM.  “We have them in Rochelle Bard, who sang a searing Violetta in our production of La Traviata two years ago, and Joshua Jeremiah, who starred as Athanael in our production of Thais.” 

Macbeth premiered in Florence in 1847 and arrived in New York eleven years later. Though one of Verdi’s earliest works, it has a passionate, melodic score and an unrelieved intensity, and has lately been rediscovered as one of his masterworks. 

OCM’s professional singers are cast from a lengthy audition process in New York and Vermont.  Rounding out the cast of Macbeth are Rubin Casas, who will sing the bass role of Banquo, and tenor Alok Kumar, last season’s triumphant Calàf, who will sing Macduff.   Tenor Yi Li will perform Malcolm. 

Adopting an Artist is an enjoyable and personal way of supporting OCM. A link is made between you in the audience and the artist on stage or in the orchestra pit. Over the years several donors have formed fast friendships with young singers and musicians. Lend your support by sponsoring a singer or a musician at the level of your choosing. Click HERE for more information.

Pre-performance talks are one hour before curtain. Visit ocmvermont.org for more information.

Friday, June 3 at 8pm
Sunday, June 5 at 2pm
Thursday, June 9 at 8pm
Saturday, June 11 at 8pm

Special Performance Friday, June 10 at 8pm– Cover performance with piano accompaniment:  $30

Ticket Prices: 
Rows B & C $55
Rows D-M $60
Balcony $75

TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 1st

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Meet the Singers

Join OCM and the cast of Macbeth at the Unitarian Universalist Society for the annual Meet the Singers reception. Get to know the singers over drinks and hors d’oeuvres and then settle back to enjoy their favorite arias. Space is limited. Cash bar. Visit ocmvermont.org for more information.

Sunday, May 22
5pm
$35  includes a complimentary ticket to Young Artists in Recital

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Young Artists in Recital

YAP recital groupEight talented young singers from across the country come to Middlebury to be a part of the second young artist program, directed by Dawn Pierce. Here, the singers showcase their talents and skills in a delightful recital at Town Hall Theater. Visit ocmvermont.org for more information.

Tuesday, June 7
8pm
$15

 
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Little City Jazz

Saturday, June 18

We’re clearing the floor for a summer swing party! Cut a rug with Little City Jazz, the classic 17 piece jazz band that specializes in swing.  All it takes is a dime note ($10) to come and hear these hep cats play. Cash bar and snacks will keep the joint jumping. 

7-9pm
$10

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Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival 2016

August 25-28, 2016

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival returns to Middlebury VT this August 25-28 with a new slate of outstanding films from all over the world. MNFF2 promises to be a terrific event. The word is getting out in the filmmaker community about the Fest and its true dedication to first and second time directors. MNFF is receiving a bevy of high-quality work this season. And that’s great news for the enthusiastic and knowledgeable audiences who want to be entertained and challenged at MNFF. 

To learn more, follow the Festival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. All links are available at middfilmfest.org.
 

Opening Night Film and Party $50 BUY NOW
Opening Night Film Only $25 BUY NOW
Festival Pass $75/ $50 students BUY NOW
Day Pass $28/ $20 students BUY NOW
Per Show $11 at venue only. Individual tickets will be sold beginning at 10:00am on Friday, and before each screening block at the respective venue.  

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MET Live in HD 2016-2017

Here is the broadcast schedule for MET Live in HD 2016-2017. Times and dates are subject to change, so please check back with us when tickets are on sale. 

Tristan und Isolde
SAT, OCT 08, 2016 12:00 PM

Don Giovanni
SAT, OCT 22, 2016 1:00 

L’Amour de Loin
DEC 11  2016 7:00pm
(subject to change)

Nabucco
SAT, JAN 07, 2017 1:00 

Roméo et Juliette
SAT, JAN 21, 2017 1:00 

Rusalka
SAT, FEB 25, 2017 1:00 

La Traviata
SAT, MAR 11, 2017 1:00 

Idomeneo
SAT, MAR 25, 2017 1:00 

Eugene Onegin
SAT, APR 22, 2017 12:30 

Der Rosenkavalier
SUN, MAY 14, 2017 1:00 PM

 

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Great Art Wednesdays

Returning in Fall 2016

Select Wednesdays at 11am, Town Hall Theater will present some of the world’s best art exhibits on screen in stunning high definition. 

September 7 Rembrandt from the National Gallery
                   Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with the behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions.The exhibition focuses on the highlights from the final years of Rembrandt’s life, commonly thought to be his finest years. The masterpieces he produced during this period could be called his defining works, with each piece so soulful and honest that they helped sculpt our idea of Rembrandt as a man and as an artist.

October 5 Leonardo DaVinci
                   A remarkable event at London’s National Gallery assembled the largest ever collection of Leonardo’s surviving paintings for a unique exhibition ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan.’
Given exclusive access to the opening night of the exhibition the film captures the excitement of the occasion and provides a fascinating exploration of Leonardo’s great works. Art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow offers his insight into the great masterpieces and invites the opinions of the curators, restorers and other specially invited guests. Interwoven are an insightful biography and reflections on Leonardo’s influence since his death 500 years ago – a unique film about a unique man.

November 16 Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse
                  Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from The Royal Academy of Arts, London.

December 7 Renoir: Revered and Reviled
                 
Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris. These paintings count among the world’s favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed course. This stunning film – based on the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia – examines the direction he then took and why it provokes such extreme reactions right up to today. Some claim they are repulsed by Renoir’s later works and some claim they are seduced. What may surprise many is that among the many artists who sought Renoir’s new works out and were clearly highly influenced by them were the two giants of the 20th century – Picasso and Matisse. The film is a fresh new biography of this artistic giant but more than that it uncovers a rarely told story that places Renoir as a critical link between the old and the new.

From the film’s director, Phil Grabsky:

“One of the questions asked, perhaps most frequently, is ‘why would I go to the cinema to see an art exhibition?’ I find that easy to answer. What we offer is an opportunity to see the exhibition if you can’t get a ticket or you don’t live in the country of the exhibition. Secondly we offer expert analysis, biography of the artist, behind-the-scenes, all those hidden nooks and crannies that you and I can’t normally get to… what I’ve seen and have been so delighted to recognize is that there is a different and much stronger emotional connection with a cinema screen than with a television screen. And if you can’t get to stand in front of that particular painting, on your own, this is the next best thing, I’m absolutely sure about that.”

Wednesday at 11am
$10/ $5 students