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Mozart – Piano Trio no. 6 in G major, K. 564

Debussy – Piano Trio in G Major

Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

 

March 4th 2pm

$25 at the Door

$21 in Advance @ SSAC Store

 

 

Northern Harmony Quartet

March 18, 4pm

 

 

 Admission at the door is sliding scale $5-$15.

For information call 802-426-3210.

 

The Northern Harmony vocal quartet, led by Larry Gordon, presents a concert at Seven Stars. The quartet includes Village Harmony and Northern Harmony leaders and veterans Larry Gordon, Emily Weatherill, Sinead O’Mahoney and Emma Rothman.  The program features traditional songs from Corsica, Georgia and Bulgaria, and new and traditional American shape-note songs and Appalachian harmonies.

 

Larry Gordon is the founder and director of Village Harmony and conductor of Onion River Chorus in Montpelier, with over forty years of experience leading singing groups of many kinds.  He has led Village Harmony since 1990, including many overseas camps in South Africa, Georgia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Italy, Germany and England.  His select touring ensemble Northern Harmony has done 18 European tours since 1993.

 

Emily Weatherill is a recent Sharon Academy graduate now at Marlboro College with four years of experience in Village Harmony traveling singing camps as well as Revels Teens.  Most recently she was part of Northern Harmony’s nine week tour in England, France, Switzerland and Italy.  She has a particularly rich low alto voice with a fluid command of ornamentation.

 

Soprano Sinead O’Mahoney has sung with various Village Harmony ensembles since 2008, including overseas camps in Georgi  a and Bosnia and a two month Northern Harmony tour.  She is now a Village Harmony camp leader, assistant leader of Boston Harmony and presently teaches middle school vocal music in Richmond.  She has wonderful command of different singing styles ranging from South African to Balkan to classical.

 

Emma Rothman is a recent graduate of Hamshire College who has sung with Village Harmony since she was 12.  She was part of the two most recent Northern Harmony European tours.  She has an intuitive feel for the syncopated rhythms of South African music, a fluid command of Corsican ornamentation, and long time familiarity with Appalachian singing styles.

 

Traditional Corsican singing, passed down through oral tradition, features two highly ornamented an improvisational upper voices over a more sustained harmonic bass.  The excitement for the listeners and singers both comes from the impassioned delivery, the intense, playful interaction between the parts, the surprising harmonic shifts which ripple from voice to voice, and the buzzing vocal timbre which creates an extremely powerful sound rich in overtones.

 

Georgia’s ancient three-part harmony singing tradition features a dark, sonorous vocal quality, and startling harmonies, unlike anything in European music. The Balkan songs feature the characteristic bright, "hard-voiced" Balkan vocal timbre, with dissonant harmonies frequently based on drones, and irregular dance meters.

 

The shape-note songs include a number of contemporary songs in the shape-note style as well as songs from early New England.

Bread and Puppet

"The Basic Bye-Bye Show"

March 20th, 7pm Doors 6pm

 Suggested donation $10-$25

no one turned away for lack of funds

 

The Basic Bye-bye Show, a manifesto on transformation, inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s apocalyptic woodcuts, birch branches lost during an ice storm, and the daily news.

 

B&P director, Peter Schumann, says of the show: "The Basic Bye-bye Show is based on the fact that our culture is saying its basic bye-bye to Mother Earth by continuing the devastating effects of the global economy on our planet - which is why our show proclaims the Possibilitarian's basic bye-bye to capitalism in order to welcome the 1000 alternatives to this rotten system."

 

Tickets only available at the door. Space is limited, first come first serve.

 

FARA:

Musicians from the Orkneys

May 5th, 7:30 pm

 

$30 Day Of

$25 Advanced/Members

@ SSAC Store

 

FARA brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today’s young Scottish folk scene -- Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles and a piano -- to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.

More info at Fara's Website or Facebook.

 

 

Still More Cats

June 9th

 

Suggested Donation $10

 

 

 

Still More Cats is a three-piece band that draws on material from a variety of artists and genres. From ballads and blues, to get-out-on-the-dance-floor rockers, they have a broad and eclectic repertoire. With Anne Mapplebeck on vocals and electric bass, Peter Neri on vocals and guitars and Michael Barsanti on drums, they offer tunes that will please many. Being local Sharon folks, they are most pleased to be playing again in the wonderful hall at the Seven Stars Center!

Learn more about the band at stillmorecats.com

 

 

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March 20th- Bread and Puppet

 

April 22 - St. Michael’s College Chorale. Evening on Broadway

 

May 5th - FARA

 

May 20 - McLane, Cummings, and Kehler

 

October 19th - Pete’s Posse

 

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