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As the Crow Flies

BONNIE BAIRD Oil Paintings

On exhibit August 12 – September 25.

Bonnie Baird paints the landscape that surrounds and holds her. She was raised on a 730 acre dairy farm in Vermont. She and her husband Robert are the third generation to own and work their dairy and maple farm. This outdoor experience has given her a deep connection with the land. Working in the natural environment every day in every kind of weather allows her to truly feel the horizon; warm or cool, dark or light, intimate or expansive.

COMING NEXT: Ashley Wolff: Following a Thread

Opening Reception Friday, October 7    5 – 7 pm

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Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

MNFF’s Best of the Fest 2016

With the 2nd Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival having recently concluded, the popular “Best of the Fest” returns this fall, giving audiences a chance to see the MNFF’s VTeddy Award winners once again or for the very first time.

  • Best of the Fest 1 Narrative Winners:  Wednesday, September 28 @ 7p.  The Best and Worst Days of George Morales’ Unnaturally Long Life (short)  and Broke (feature).
  • Best of the Fest 2 Audience Favorite Winners:  Saturday, October 1 @ 7p. and  Pony (short) The Guys Next Door (feature) 
  • Best of the Fest 3 Documentary Winners: Thursday, October 6 @ 7p.   Phil’s Camino (short) followed by Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith (feature, opening night film)

Ticket Price: $12.  Buy All Three: $30.

Best of Fest 1    Best of Fest 2    Best of Fest 3    Best of Fest Pass
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Brian Kremer

Modern Day Crooner and Songwriter

Friday, September 30

Brian Kremer is a modern day crooner-songwriter who performs jazz standards, originals, and early country songs with warmth and charm. The Austin Chronicle said of his latest release, Echoes & Twirls, that “If Cole Porter’s songwriting were any less iconic, it’d be impossible to tell where his words end and Brian Kremer’s begin” and described his voice as a “velvety tenor breathing new life into cherished songs.” 

Originally from Vermont, the former classical singer earned a Grammy nomination (2003 with the Dale Warland Singers) and a degree from Berklee College of Music before relocating to Austin, his home for the last dozen years. Brian only recently discovered his calling to croon from the Great American Songbook and to write songs with the masters of that classic form in mind. He’s also become involved in Austin’s theater scene as an actor, composer, and accompanist with Love Me Tinder, a musical sketch revue directed and produced by award-winning playwright Adrienne Dawes. 

7:30
$15

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Leonardo DaVinci from the National Gallery

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, October 5

 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.

11am
$10/ $5 students

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NT Live: Hangmen

Encore presentation captured live from London

Friday, October 7 

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, in an encore broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging? 

Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.

7pm
$17/ $10 Students

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MET Live in HD: Tristan und Isolde

Saturday, October 8

Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Treliński (the director responsible for the 2014–15 season’s double bill ofIolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle), and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Greg Vitercik.

12 noon
$24/ $10 for students.

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The Magic Flute

Opera Company of Middlebury

October 13-15

A production in English directed by Douglas Anderson.

OCM completes its 13th season with a staged-concert version of Mozart’s classic comedy.  This delightful version is similar to the Met Opera’s 100-minute version, making it ideal for families and first-time opera-goers.  The OCM orchestra will be under the direction of Maestro Emmanuel Plasson, with the Middlebury College Choir under the direction of Susanne Peck.

$40 Rows B & C
$45 Rows D-M
$50 Balcony

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OCTOBER 13 – THURSDAY

6:30 pmPre-performance talk by J. Scott Morrison
Memorial Baptist Church
7:30 pmThe Magic Flute Opening Night and Post-Performance Reception
Town Hall Theater

OCTOBER 14-FRIDAY

1 pm – Special student performance:The Magic Flute
Town Hall Theater

OCTOBER 14 – FRIDAY

6:30 pm – Pre-performance talk by Douglas Anderson
Memorial Baptist Church
7:30 pm – The Magic Flute
Town Hall Theater

OCTOBER 15 – SATURDAY, MATINEE

1 pm – Pre-performance talk by Emmanuel Plasson
Memorial Baptist Church
2 pm – The Magic Flute
Town Hall Theater

Don Giovanni

MET Live in HD: Don Giovanni

Saturday, October 22

Three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramón Vargas, and RolandoVillazón. Fabio Luisi and Plácido Domingo conduct.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison.

Run time 3hrs 22mins

1pm
$24/ $10 students

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Macbeth

Middlebury Actors Workshop

October 20-23

Middlebury Actors Workshop is proud to present William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Melissa Lourie, on October 20 – 23 at Town Hall Theater.

One of Shakespeare’s most beautifully written and tautly constructed tragedies, Macbeth tells the riveting story of a couple’s descent into a hell of unbridled ambition that destroys morality, decency, friendship and honor. 

Adapted and Directed by Melissa Lourie, Macbeth stars Guest Equity actor Craig Maravich, Chris Caswell as Lady Macbeth and boasts a superb supporting cast drawn from all over Vermont.  The original electronic soundscape is by Middlebury College’s Peter Hamlin.

With a running time of only 95 minutes, Lourie’s lean and timeless adaptation of Macbeth will tour to the Paramount Theater in Rutland, and to the Flynn MainStage.  Don’t miss the opportunity to see this great classic close to home!

Thursday – Saturday, October 20 – 22 7:30pm
Sunday, October 23 2pm
Tickets: $22/Student Rush $10

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The Entertainer starring Kenneth Branagh

Captured live from the Branagh Theatre Company 

Friday, October 28

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the unforgettable Archie Rice.

7pm
$17/ $10 students

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Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, November 16

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.

11am
$10/ $5 students

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Peter Yarrow

Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary

Sunday, November 27

With more than five decades of songwriting and performing experience, iconic musician Peter Yarrow has many stories to tell. Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done,” “Light One Candle” and “The Great Mandala.” As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous Grammys. Yarrow and his bandmates played a central role in bringing the folk renaissance of the 1960’s to the hearts and homes of the American public, influencing music and musicians of future generations for many years to come.

7pm
$45- $60 Reserved Seating

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Impro dickens

Improviso!

October 3-November 28

Mondays 3:30-5pm
Ages 8-13

With 2 special performances on Saturday, December 2.
Performance times TBA. 

Based on the success of last spring’s 2.0 experience, Lindsay Pontius and Kendra Gratton are teaming up to give participants practice in scene study, characterization and ensemble building. This year, they will dive into the thick of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol and deliver an innovative and devised adaptation of this heartwarming classic.

Cost $165
Some scholarships are available through the Middlebury Community  Players.
Email education(at)townhalltheater.org to request a scholarship. 

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Warren Miller

Warren Miller’s Here There and Everywhere

November 30 and December 1

It’s been 67 years since ski-film pioneer Warren Miller picked up a camera to capture the wonder, the adventure, the humor and the beauty that is skiing. Since that time, Warren Miller film crews have traveled the globe—from storied slopes to hidden, snow-covered corners—to celebrate all things snowsports. Their quest has taken powder-hungry film-goers Here, There & Everywhere—and this year the legacy continues.

In this 67th annual Warren Miller film, take a freeski adventure with industry veterans Ingrid Backstrom and Wendy Fisher in Crested Butte, tour Eastern Greenland by dog sled with Seth Wescott and Rob Kingwill and follow Jess McMillan and Grete Eliassen on a Swiss holiday aboard the Glacier Express. Explore the backcountry of Western Montana’s Glacier Country with Tyler Ceccanti, Collin Collins and Keith Curtis and catch a powder day with Kaylin Richardson, Matt Elliott, Marcus Caston and the Kicking Horse ski patrol in British Columbia.

Travel along as Warren Miller Entertainment commemorates Stein Eriksen in Deer Valley, captures the big air at Boston’s Fenway Park (yes, that Fenway Park!) and rides the steeps of Squaw Valley to the big lines of Cordova, Alaska, plus much more. This year, don’t miss original ski bum and filmmaker Warren Miller himself in on-screen interviews as he spins tales of the past as only Warren can do, reminding us that through the years, these films have truly taken audiences Here, There & Everywhere.

Doors 6:30, Film 7:30
Tickets $18, Group Price for 10 or more- $15

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Renoir: Revered and Reviled

Great Art Wednesdays 

Wednesday, December 7

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.

11am
$10/ $5 students

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MET Live in HD: L’Amour de Loin

Sunday, Dec. 11  

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut.

A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 6:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Greg Vitercik

7:00pm  This is a re-broadcast.

$24/ $10 for students.

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A scene from Verdi's "Nabucco" with Zeljko Lucic in the title role. Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera Taken at the Metropolitan Opera during the rehearsal on September 23, 2011.

MET Live in HD: Nabucco

Saturday, Jan 7

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:45 AM (45 minutes before the start time) by Jim Pugh. Run time is 2.45hrs.

1:00 
$24/ $10 students

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Met Live in HD: Roméo et Juliette

Saturday, Jan. 21

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:45 AM (45 minutes before the start time) by David Clark. Run time 3hrs. 

1:00
$24/ $10 students

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MET Live in HD: Rusalka

Saturday, Feb. 25

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Jim Pugh.

1:00 
$24/ $10 students

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MET Live in HD: La Traviata

Saturday, Mar 11

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison. Run time approx. 2.30.

1:00 
$24/ $10 students

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MET Live in HD: Idomeneo

Saturday, Mar. 25

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison. Tentative run time 4hrs.  

1:00 
$24/ $10 students

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