YOUNG TRADITION VERMONT
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The Young Tradition Touring Group will perform a 45-60 minute online concert on Saturday, March 6, 2021 starting at 7pm for the Chandler Center for The Arts in Randolph. Featured will be the 20 teen members of the Touring Group. An opening set will feature the 2020/2021 Youth Commission ensemble led by Maeve Fairfax and 4 other Touring Group members. Artist leaders Oliver Scanlon, Fern Tamagini-O’Donnell and Hilary Menegaz Weitzner will also be featured.
The Young Tradition Touring Group are teens who focus on learning and performing traditional music and dance over the course of a 9-month, early September through early May season, including an April performance tour. Group members learn from and are supported by artist leaders, visiting and guest master musicians and dancers/dance leaders, in addition to musical exchanges with master artists, young musicians and dancers while on performance tours. Touring Groups have previously traveled to Scotland, Cape Breton, England, Ireland, Japan, and New York/New Jersey. Because of COVID-19 travel restrictions the group will be traveling virtually in late April of this year, visiting with master artists and other youth organizations in Ireland, Cape Breton, Quebec, England, New Brunswick and more.
Members have virtually done rehearsals, participated in fundraising, and performed regionally in anticipation of the virtual April tour. Group members are mostly from Vermont, but also include members from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and Ontario. The group is preparing videos produced by Mark Zelis to share with others during the tour in April, one of which will be premiered at the Chandler Center on 3/6/21. Here is a video the group prepared for last year’s virtual tour.
The group is managed by Mark Sustic, founder and executive director of Young Tradition Vermont. The program is coordinated by artist leaders Oliver Scanlon, Fern Tamagini-O’Donnell and Hilary Menegaz Weitzner. Online rehearsals occur once to twice a month starting in September and continuing through April.