Performances & Events

Chandler is proud to present another exciting season of diverse performances. In addition to our MainStage series, we offer Live & Upstairs, a series of smaller, more intimate performances in the renovated Esther Mesh Room in Chandler’s Upper Gallery. The Daytime Performance Series serves hundreds of youth from area schools and homeschool families, and is open to the general public, as well.
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The 2018-2019 Season

An Evening of Beethoven – Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm

An Evening of Beethoven

This concert will include an all Beethoven program – a Violin Sonata, Cello Sonata and Piano Trio. Spanning the composers life from early to middle to late.

Sonata for Violin and Piano #5 in F, Op. 24 “Spring”
Sonata for Cello and Piano #5 in D, Op. 102, #2
Piano Trio in D, Op. 70, #1 “Ghost”

Violinist: Arturo Delmoni
Cellist: Peter Sanders
Pianist: Adrienne Kim

For more information about this concert or other events in the festival, please visit the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival website at

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm

The VSO joins leaf-peepers on the road in late September, visiting intimate and historic venues across the state with our “Made in Vermont” chamber orchestra tour. This season marks Jaime Laredo’s 20th anniversary as Music Director, and he’s excited to conduct a program that features Ifetayo Ali, a teenage cellist from the Sphinx Program, playing Haydn’s famous C Major Concerto. (Her teachers think she could be the next Yo-Yo Ma!) Also in the spotlight is our own wonderful principal flutist, Melissa Mielens, with a concerto by Francois Devienne, often called “the Mozart of the flute.” In our third year of collaboration with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, we pair a world premiere commission from composer Matthew Evan Taylor with a screening of a new film by Jeremy Lee MacKenzie. The program opens with Bartók’s lively Romanian Folk Dances.


BARTÓK – Romanian Folk Dances

DEVIENNE – Flute Concerto No. 2

MATTHEW EVAN TAYLOR – The Greatest Night (World Premiere Commission)

HAYDN – Cello Concerto in C Major


Ifetayo Ali-Landing, age 16, began her musical studies on the violin and switched to cello at the age of 4. Her teachers and coaches have included Lucinda Ali-Landing, Megan Lauterbach, and Martine Benmann at the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute in Chicago, as well as Tahirah Whittington, Oleksa Mycyk, and Hans Jørgen Jensen. Click here for full artist bio.


Melissa Mielens, hailed in reviews for her “eloquence,” and “ethereal flute lines,” is the principal flute with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Indian Hill. Click here for full artist bio.