Good morning, Pikes Falls supporter.
Thank you so very much for making our 6th season a success. Without your contribution, the fundraiser held the risk of being in the red, and I can't thank you enough for all of your generosity.
The Town Hall concerts were well attended, and the entire season had a feeling of growth and promise. THANK YOU.
I'm currently updating the contact list for PFCM. If you don't currently get my emails, and you'd like very sporadic emails (about 5 times during the year, and then daily during the festival), I'd love to be able to add you to the list. Just send me a message, and I'll add you. Of course I'll always share the updates on FB and on the Pikes Falls blog, but email is still the most reliable way to get the information.
Regardless, thank you so much for your help; I'm already thinking about ways to make next year even better.
Good morning... Season 6 is winding to a close.
Can't be in Jamaica tonight, but still want to see the concert? Head to our Facebook page and watch the concert live! In addition to experiencing the concert, you'll be among the first to hear exciting announcements regarding the festival's future.
Yesterday's concerts in Brattleboro both went really well. The town was buzzing from First Friday, and we were glad to be a part. The Latchis was the perfect location to showcase the collaborative work by Joseph Hallman, Sydnea Lea, and James Kochalka; the huge movie screen enveloping the performers brought the images to life alongside the music and recited poetry.
Tonight is our closing concert! Come to the Jamaica Town Hall at 7PM (6:30 for a pre-concert talk with Cartoonist Laureate James Kochalka). The concert has music by Schubert, Francaix, and Hallman (with poetry by VT Poet Laureate Sydney Lea and images by Cartoonist Laureate James Kochalka). Stay after for a reception at North Country General.
The Town Hall is sure to be packed, so make sure you get your seat! Seats are reservable until 4PM today. (And don't forget, if you can't be there, you can still watch virtually!)
Thank you. The ending can at times feel bittersweet, but Season 6 has been the best summer yet.
Trio Amphion performed to a full-house in the Town Hall last night! It was incredible to hear such amazing Baroque musicians. Huge thank you to Jesse Lepkoff, Alice Robbins, and Frances Fitch.
Overall, having the guest artists (both NakedEye and Trio Amphion) at the festival this year has been a perfect and natural way for the festival to grow. Thank you to the musicians, but also a huge thank you to everyone who attends and supports the concerts.
Today, the festival heads down the road to Brattleboro. At 5PM, PFCM musicians perform Schubert, Francaix, and Hallman at the Latchis theater. Then, at 7PM Trio Amphion will play a second performance of last night's concert at the Brooks House.
Check out all of the festival events! Saturday evening is our final concert of the season, with music by Schubert, Francaix, and Hallman (with contribution from VT Poet Laureate Sydney Lea and Cartoonist Laureate James Kochalka).Come at 6:30PM for a pre-concert talk with James Kochalka, and stay after for a reception at North Country General. It's sure to be a packed house, so make sure you get your seat!
As you know, last night's Jamaica State Park concert was rained out. I already have some thoughts about possible rain locations to solve this problem for next year.
Tonight, we welcome guest artists Trio Amphion as they present an evening of French and German Baroque Chamber Music with recorders/flutes, harpsichords, and viola de gamba. They'll be playing on the floor level of the Town Hall, with the audience surrounding the musicians, so seating space will be more limited than usual.
About our guests:
JESSE LEPKOFF, early flutes and recorders, holds a degree in early music performance from New England Conservatory, Boston. “His phrasing seemed to defy the human body’s oxygen requirements, while remaining infinitely graceful and acoustically penetrating.”
ALICE ROBBINS has performed widely on baroque cello and viola da gamba. She was a founding member of Concerto Castello, an international quintet specializing in the music of the early seventeenth century. Ms. Robbins has recorded for Naxos, Centaur, Telefunken, EMI-Reflexe, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Smithsonian and Gasparo Records, as well as for many radio stations. Ms. Robbins teaches at Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges in the Five College Early Music Program.
FRANCES CONOVER FITCH, harpsichord, has toured in North America and Europe and performs with many major early music ensembles. She has been described as a “delightfully inventive and compelling” continuo player. She has more than a dozen recordings, and her playing has been noted for its “precision and delicacy of wit.” She was on the faculty of the Longy School of Music for 28 years, serving as Chair of Early Music and teaching harpsichord, organ, chamber music, and figured bass, and is currently on the faculty at New England Conservatory of Music and Tufts University.
Come to the Town Hall at 6:30 for the Pre-Concert talk with Baroque aficionado Paul Mattick. Then, stay after the concert for the reception at North Country General, across the street from the Town Hall.
Check out all of the festival events! Tomorrow at 5PM, Pikes Falls musicians are performing at the Latchis in Brattleboro and Trio Amphion is performing at the Brooks house at 7PM.
Saturday evening is our final concert of the season, with music by Schubert, Francaix, and Hallman (with contribution from VT Poet Laureate Sydney Lea and Cartoonist Laureate James Kochalka. It's sure to be a full house, so make sure you get your seat!