SHELBURNE The Vermont Mozart Festival was founded in 1974 by Mel Kaplan, a Juilliard School of Music professor for twenty-five years and a well-known figure in the world of chamber music. Having recently moved to a farm in Charlotte, Kaplan was struck by the similarity of Vermonts beauty to that of Mozarts Austria and had the inspiration to conceive a festival in the European model: a variety of interrelated musical events in a variety of gorgeous settings. With the help of Bill Metcalfe, chairman of the music department at the University of Vermont, and in collaboration with UVMs Lane Series, the Mozart Festival debuted with a season of ten concerts in six Burlington-area locations. This years festival is no exception to past seasons. Heres a peak at the summer events: 2008 35th Vermont Mozart Festival July 12-Aug. 3 Sunday, July 13 ~ 7:30 p.m. Grand Opening at Shelburne Farms. Peter Leonard, conductor, Harumi Rhodes, violin, Sen. Patrick Leahy, narrator. Mendelssohn: Overture to the Hebrides, Op. 26, Fingals Cave; Mozart: Adagio in E Major for violin and orchestra, K. 261; Rondo in C Major for violin and orchestra, K.373; Copland: Lincoln Portrait; Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21. Tuesday, July 15 ~ 7:30 p.m. West Monitor Barn, Richmond. Harp in the Hay Mow: New York Chamber Soloists, Bridget Kibbey, harp; Bach: Sonata in E-Flat Major for flute and harp, BVW 1031; Caplet: A lEspagnol; Faur_Une Ch_laine en sa tour; Handel: Concerto in B-Flat Major for harp and string orchestra, Op. 4, No. 6; Bart__Hungarian Peasant Suite: Songs and Dances for flute and harp; Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet, and strings. Wednesday, July 16 ~ 7:30 p.m. Grand Isle Lake House. Grand Isle Jazz; The Helen Sung Trio: Helen Sung, piano, Rich Goods, bass, Quincy Davis, drums Friday, July 18 ~ 7:30 p.m. Basin Harbor, Vergennes. Schubert on the Shore: Jean-Claude Pennetier, piano, New York Chamber Soloists, Harumi Rhodes, violin; Franz Schubert: Trio in B-Flat Major for violin, viola, and cello, D. 47; Three Moments Musicauz for piano, D. 780; Sonata in A minor for piano, D. 537; Sonata for violin and piano in D Major, D. 384, Op. Post. 137, No. 1; Quintet in A Major for piano and strings, D. 667, Trout. Saturday, July 19 ~ 7: p.m. Shelburne Farms. Beethoven on the Bay: VMF Orchestra, Christopher Wilkins, conductor, Jean-Claude Pennetier, piano, Harumi Rhodes, violin; Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492; Beethoven: Romance in F Major for violin and orchestra, Op. 50; Romance in G Major for violin and orchestra, Op. 40; Respighi: Ancient Aires and Dances, Suite 1; Beethoven: Concerto No. 4 in G Major for piano and orchestra, Op. 58. Sunday, July 20 ~ 7 p.m. Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, Stowe. Beethoven on the Mountain: VMF Orchestra, Christopher Wilkins, conductor, Jean-Fran_s Latour, piano, Sharon Moe, horn. Rossini: Overture to Semiramide; Mozart: Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major for horn and orchestra, K. 495; Handel: Music for Royal Fireworks; Beethoven: Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major for piano and orchestra, Op. 19. Sunday, July 20 ~ 11 a.m. Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Shelburne Jazz for Young People: The Helen Sung trio, Helen Sung piano, Rich Goods bass, Quincy Davis drums. Little listeners should be prepared to have fun learning about rhythm, melody, harmony, swing, and the blues, from jazz luminaries like Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk. A first for the Vermont Mozart Festival, a special program of jazz for young people. Tuesday, July 22 ~ 7:30 p.m. St. Annes Shrine, Isle La Motte. The Amorous Lute: Aura Dulza. Renaissance fables, love songs and stories for lute, Joel Cohen, lute , Anne Az_, soprano Wednesday, July 23 ~ 7:30 p.m. Inn at Essex, Essex. Pirates of Penzance: Gilbert and Sullivans Pirates of Penzance, William Metcalfe, conductor, Gilbert and Sullivan Singers. Friday, July 25 ~ 7 p.m. Barre Opera House, Barre. Enter Entremont: Philippe Entremont, piano, VMF Winds, Jennifer Grim, flute, Melvin Kaplan, oboe, Allen Blustine, clarinet, Andrew Schwartz, bassoon, Sharon Moe, horn, Poulenc: Sonata for flute and piano. Milhaud: Suite dapr_Corrette for oboe, clarinet and bassoon; Debussy: Syrinz for solo flute; Ibert: Trois Pi_s Br_s; Debussy: Suit Pour le Piano; Poulenc: Sextour for piano and winds. Saturday, July 26 ~ 7 p.m. Shelburne Farms. Back to Beethoven: VMF Orchestra, Gil Shohat, conductor, Philippe Entremont, piano. Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D Major, Classical, Op. 25; Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, K. 543; Beethoven: Concerto No. 1 in C Major for piano and orchestra, Op. 15 Sunday, July 27 - 7 p.m. Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, Stowe. Emperor in the Meadow: VMF Orchestra with Philippe Entremont, conductor, Gil Shohat, piano, Elliot Fisk, guitar. Mozart: Overture to Cosi fan tutte, K. 588; Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra; Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-Flat Major, The Drumroll; Beethoven: Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major for piano and orchestra, Op. 73, Emperor. Sunday, July 2711 a.m. Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Shelburne. Classical Guitar: Elliot Fisk, guitar. An introduction for little ones to perhaps the most popular instrument in the world. Eliot Fisk will play and speak about selections of works by great composers including Bach, Mozart, Scarlatti, and Haydn. Tuesday, July 29 ~ 7 p.m. Middlebury Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. Eliot Fisk and his Grand Guitar: Eliot Fisk, guitar. Works from four centuries for solo classical guitar to include Fisks groundbreaking transcriptions of great composer including Paganini, Bach, Haydn, and Scarlatti Wednesday, July 30~ 7:30 p.m. Kingsland Bay State Park, Vergennes. TANGO! Pablo Ziegler Trio for Nuevo Tango with Pablo Ziegler, piano, Hector del Curto, bandoneon. ~Claudio Ragazzi, guitar. Astor Piazzolla: Michelangelo 70. Fuga y Misterio. Chin Chin. Libertango. Friday, Aug. 1 ~ 7:30 p.m. Coachyard, Shelburne Farms. Quintets with Kuerti with Anton Kuerti, piano. VMF Winds. Melvin Kaplan, oboe, Allen Blustine, clarinet, Andrew Schwartz, bassoon, Sharon Moe, horn. Beethoven: Sonata No. 31 in A-Flat Major for piano, Op. 110; Mozart: Quintet in E-Flat Major for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, and piano, K. 452; Fantasie in C minor for piano, K. 475; Beethoven: Quintet in E-Flat Major for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, and piano, Op. 16. Saturday, Aug. 2 ~ 7 p.m. Shelburne Farms. Grand Finale: VMF Orchestra with Peter Leonard, conductor, Anton Kuerti, piano. Bizet: Selections from LArl_enne Suites Nos. 1 and 2; Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, Jupiter; Beethoven: Concerto No. 3 in C Minor for piano and orchestra, Op. 37. Sunday, Aug. 3 ~ 7 p.m. Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, Stowe. Royal Encore: VMF Orchestra with William Metcalfe, conductor, Allen Blustine, clarinet, Shyla Nelson, soprano, Jill Hallett Levis, mezzo-soprano, John Trianno, tenor, Gary Moreau, bass; Mozart: Concerto in A Major for clarinet, and orchestra, K. 622; Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125. Sunday, Aug. 3 ~ 11 a.m. Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Shelburne. Babar the Little Elephant: New York Chamber Soloists with Jennifer Grim, flute, Melvin Kaplan, oboe, Emily Popham, violin, Ynez Lynch, viola, Adam Grabois, cello, Elizabeth Metcalfe, piano. An introduction to storytelling in music, with whimsical examples of how music enhances stories, including Vivaldis Spring, Saint-Sa_ The Swan, and Villa-Lobos The Train Whistle. Francis Poulenc Babar the Little Elephant.