Season 30

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Upcoming Events :: Poetry & Music

Fri, April 20, 2018 & Sat, April 21, 2018

Poet Chard diNiord

Each year VCME features one poet in a special Poetry & Music Concert and have several composers respond to the poetry with newly written works. This year we’re very pleased to have Vermont’s Poet Laureate, Chard deNiord with composers Don Jamison, Thomas Read, Randal Pierce, Nathan Stumpff and Justin Rito.

Bonnie Thurber Klimowski cello
Steven Klimowski clarinet/bass clarinet
Laura Markowitz violin
Elizabeth Reid viola


Friday, Apr 20, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Unitarian Church
130 Main Street, Montpelier
Tickets (at the door): $25 Regular; $12 Students & Seniors; ($5: financially challenged)


Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Black Box Theater
Main  Street Landing
Tickets (at the door): $25 Regular; $12 Students & Seniors; ($5: financially challenged)

Not just new music — a new musical experience!

This year the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble celebrates its 30th season of performing and recording rarely heard works of the 20th & 21st centuries with a primary interest in living composers. We also will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary with another special performance featuring the poetry of Vermont’s poet laureate, Chard deNiord in April 2018. VCME has made a significant contribution to the music scene in Vermont with 92 commissioned works and more than 114 premiere performances to date.