100th Birthday Concert Event
The orchestra of the New England Bach Festival was carefully chosen by Blanche Moyse for their dedication to joyful excellence and contained some of the most brilliant players from across the country. Seventeen members of that orchestra reunite to celebrate the 100th birthday of Moyse on Sunday, March 7 at 3 p.m. at the Latchis Theatre in downtown Brattleboro.
This special reunion program consists of four concertos from the great Baroque repertoire that Moyse favored: the violin/oboe concerto of J.S. Bach, the flute concerto of C.P.E. Bach, the Concerto Grosso in a minor of G.F. Handel, and the astonishing Second Brandenburg Concerto of J.S. Bach.
Tickets ($30, $20, $10) can be purchased by calling the Brattleboro Music Center at 257-4523 or by visiting www.bmcvt.org. A reception will follow immediately after the concert at Windham Wines (adjacent to Latchis Theatre). After-Party tickets are $45 for all-inclusive hors d'oeuvre and beverages. Reservations are encouraged.
Jubilee Children's Chorus Rehearsals
Following its premier performance of Songs of Divine Chemisty at the Latchis Theatre this past January, the Brattleboro Music Center's Jubilee Children's Chorus will resume rehearsals on Tuesday, March 2. Rehearsals are from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and are held on the new Hilltop Montessori School campus at 120 Summit Circle in West Brattleboro.
All children interested in joining the chorus are encouraged to contact director Susan Dedell.
This semester, the repertoire will include songs from the 20's through contemporary time, with great American songwriters like Harold Arlen, Henry Mancini, Stephen Sondheim, and more, as well as branching out to explore the chansons of France. The semester will culminate in a concert on May 1.
The chorus fee is $125 for nine weeks, with some financial aid possible. Contact director Susan Dedell, 348-7735, or the Brattleboro Music Center, 257-4523, for more information.
Beginner's Tai Chi Class at GCH
A six-week beginner's Tai Chi class will be offered at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend on Thursdays, Feb. 25 to April 1, from 2-3 p.m.
The soft, flowing movements of this ancient Chinese practice are widely acclaimed as one of the most effective overall exercises for health--physically, mentally, and emotionally. Tai Chi is especially beneficial for flexibility, balance, and proper body alignment.
This class is open to people of all ages and abilities and will be held in the Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, at 133 Grafton Road, Route 35. Wear soft-soled shoes and loose clothing.
The cost for the class is $60 for six weeks. Limited space is available. Pre-registration is required. Call 365-3649.
Caravan of Thieves in Brattleboro Concert
Twilight Music presents acoustic swing and alt gypsy jazz quartet, Caravan of Thieves, at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni (guitars, vocals), Ben Dean (violin) and Brian Anderson (acoustic bass) feature a theatrical high energy stage show, gypsy flavored songwriting, Beatlesque vocal harmonizing, and driving rhythms.
The gallery is located at 139 Main Street in downtown Brattleboro. Tickets are $15 general, $13 for students and seniors. For ticket reservations and information, call 254-9276. For more information, visit www.caravanofthieves.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.hookerdunham.org.