Not just new music –
a new musical experience!
This year the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble celebrates its 25th full season of performing and recording rarely heard works of the 20th & 21st centuries with a primary interest in living composers. VCME has made a significant contribution to the music scene in Vermont with 92 commissioned works and more than 114 premiere performances to date.
This season features a melding of traditional African music and western styles with African drummer Damascus Kafumbe and the ensemble. We present 20th century masterworks, this year’s Pulitzer prize winner Kevin Puts, and a major new work by Thomas Read. And, we return to the marriage of poetry and music featuring the poetry of Vermont’s poet laureate Sydney Lea and the music of some of Vermont’s finest composers.
Upcoming Concert ::
VERMONT NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKEND special!!!
Fri, April 5 | Sat April 6, 2013
Attend the Counterpoint Chorus performance OR the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble performance on Friday, April 5 and receive a HALF-PRICE DISCOUNT at the other ensemble’s concert on Saturday, April 6. Just bring in your ticket stub from the previous night’s performance.
Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea reads his poetry
with music composed in response:
Boundaries: Crossing-Point – Thomas Read
River of Voices – Thomas Read
The Meadow is Gone – Lydia Busler-Blais
Blue Insomniac Nights – Lydia Busler-Blais
Rodney Fallen – Michael Close
To a Young Father – Michael Close
The Bend in the River – Erik Nielsen
Mahayana Corner – Alex Abele
Tock – Alex Abele
Friday, April 5, 2013 | 8:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE:
Bethany Church, 115 Main Street, Montpelier
Tickets (at the door only): $25 Regular; $12 Students & Seniors; ($5: financially challenged)
Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Black Box Theater at
Main Street Landing,
Tickets (at the door):
$25 regular; $12 Students & Seniors