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!