Arts & Entertainment
Art & Nature at OWCC
One World Conservation Center welcomes artist Nan Wilson at a reception on Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A native of upstate New York, Wilson first combined her interest in art and nature while exploring the forever wild terrain of the Adirondack Mountains. Her art takes unexpected twists and turns that follow her adventures, expressing her vision of the natural world and her concern for its protection. One World Conservation Center is located at 413 US Route 7S in Bennington. Call 802-447-7419 for more information or visit
Killington Music Festival
In a special season finale performance, Killington Music Festival faculty will perform works by Dvorak, Rolla and Handel arranged by Halvorsen, against the backdrop of the spectacular view from Killington Peak Lodge, on Saturday, July 30. (In the event of rain, the concert will be held at Ramshead. the concert begins at 7 p.m., but arrive at the gondola by 6:15 p.m. To purchase tickets, call 802-422-1330. For information, call 802-773-4003 or visit killingtonmusicfestival.org.
Glens Falls Symphony
On Friday, August 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., the brass ensemble from the Glens Falls Symphony will play an outdoor benefit for the Slate Valley Museum and the Pember Museum and Library in Granville, N.Y. Tickets are $10. The Brass Quintet is led by Steve Lyons, Andrew Moreschi, John Michael Adair, Ben O’Shea and David Margison, presenting music from classical, ragtime, jazz, Dixieland, Latin and contemporary styles. The fundraiser will take place on the normal First Friday, but there will be charge of $10 for the benefit. Tickets are available through the Slate Valley Museum, The Pember, and the Granville Village office. You may contact the Slate Valley Museum by calling 518-642-1417 and the Pember at 518-642-2525.
MMF Concert to Span 3 Centuries
Mozart, Handel and Chopin and the world premiere of Steven Dankner’s ‘Quintet’ for piano and strings will be presented on Thursday, July 28, in Manchester Music Festival’s fourth concert of the season. “GF Handel was at the beginning of his career when he wrote the trio sonata that we’ll present,” says Ariel Rudiakov, MMF’s artistic director. “Mozart was at the height of his popularity when he composed the trio for piano and strings. Chopin was an instant legend. Perhaps Dankner … will become another chamber classic. Only time will tell.”
The concert in the Arkell Pavilion at Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, starts at 7:30 p.m. Guest artists Lynelle James and Deanna Baasch perform with MMF faculty members Joana Genova, Ariel Rudiakov, Benjamin Capps and Thomas Landschoot.
“Steven Dankner is not just a fine composer – he’s a gifted visual artist as well,” Rudiakov says. “One of his digital renderings is … featured in our … playbill and advertisements this year.” Tickets are $42 for adults, $18 for students and may be purchased at 802-362-1956 or mmfvt.org.
Music from Salem
The Music from Salem (MfS) summer chamber music concert series continues at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, with ‘The Winged Energy of Delight,’ featuring Saul Bitran, first violinist of the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, joined by MfS artistic director and violist Lila Brown, performing the striking Duo by Villa-Lobos, a unique synthesis of Brazilian music and European classical tradition; a pair of brief and compelling pieces by John Kennedy and Federico Mompou, played by Judith Gordon on a 37-key toy grand piano; a dynamic movement for piano trio by Roger Zahab with David Russell, MfS cello seminar teacher, and Sarah Kim, a former member of Apple Hill String Quartet. The program will close with Dvorak’s expansive and meltingly beautiful Piano Quintet, selected through the new MfS Audience Choice contest, honoring the late Lucinda Cooper of Manchester, Vt. The concert will be held at Hubbard Hall, 25 East Main Street, Cambridge, N.Y. The suggested ticket price is $25, but pay what you can, at the door only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-232-2347 for details.