Upcoming Performances & Events
With meticulous vocals and superb instrumental acumen, Low Lily’ plays acoustic music that is deeply rooted in tradition yet sounds refreshingly contemporary The band’s signature blend is rooted in Celtic traditions and the folk music of the rural South. Flynn Cohen’s deft flatpicking on guitar and mandolin weaves seamlessly with Lissa Schneckenburger’s formidable fiddle-playing, all grounded by Liz Simmons’ percussive rhythm guitar. Rock-solid double bassist Corey DiMario often joins the core trio in concert. Their mellifluous voices all blend just as beautifully. Together and individually, the group has performed with some of the leading lights of contemporary roots, folk, and Celtic music, including Ruth Moody, Livingston Taylor, Solas, Crooked Still, and the Karan Casey Band.
Video: “Hope Lingers On” –
Video: “10,000 Days Like These,” (Live at Celtic Connections) –
Video: “Full Grown Love” (The “Folk Alley” Sessions) –
The Walk to the Paradise Garden, from A Village Romeo and Juliet – by Frederick Delius
Romanza: Serenade for Violin & Orchestra – by Joseph Marcello – a composition commissioned for the Vermont Philharmonic’s 60th Anniversary – Letitia Quante on violin
Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60. – by Antonin Dvorak
Thursday, May 2, 2019
For grades 2-6 • $7
This heartwarming musical, based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s treasured novels about a young girl’s life on Prince Edward Island, follows Anne Shirley on her unlikely journey to find love, acceptance, and the family she’s always wanted.
The Grammy-nominated Della Mae has established a reputation as a charismatic, hard-touring live act, building a large and enthusiastic fan base while racking up massive amounts of critical acclaim. Sensitive yet assertive, these versatile instrumentalists and vocalists draw from a bottomless well of roots influences to create vibrantly original music that explores timeless lyrical truths. Their unmistakably contemporary relevance places them alongside such tradition- and socially-conscious young acts as the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, the Lumineers, and Shovels & Rope. And of special note to regional music fans: guitarist/vocalist Celia Woodsmith is a Vermont native and former member of the celebrated roots duo Avi & Celia.
Video: “Empire” –
Video: “Boston Town”
Video: “Good Blood” –
Gnossierennesis a word coined by composer Erik Satie. Perhaps it refers to Gnosticism? Perhaps the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur in the labyrinth at Knossos on Crete? Chandler favorite Simone Dinnerstein performs works by Couperin, Glass, Satie, and Schumann. Whether songful and contemplative or dizzingly exuberant, Dinnerstein and each composer trace the inward working of a musical maze and connect the two thought-provoking definitions.
Ring in the spring with Scrag and a sextet of strings! Vibrant string players Yonah Zur and Anna Elashvili (violins), Margaret Dyer and Ayane Kozasa (violas), Karen Ouzounian (cello), and Evan Premo (double bass) unite in Vermont for Johannes Brahms’s lush Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major. Also featured on the program is Kenji Bunch’s tender and raucous folk music-inspired viola quintet String Circle, Evan Chambers’s electric trio Love Dogs based on a Rumi poem, and an early work by Jean Sibelius joined by Scrag co-Artistic Director and soprano Mary Bonhag.
Scrag concerts are “Come as you are. Pay what you can.” Donations will be collected at intermission. To reserve your spot please contact us at Lara@scragmountainmusic.org, (802) 377-3161, or register on-line at the Scrag Mountain Music website.