The Next Generation

The Next Generation

May 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Chandler Center for the Arts
71 N Main St
Randolph, VT 05060
Adults $16, students $10
The Next Generation @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

Sixteen young classical musicians from high schools and home schools in nine towns all over Vermont and the Upper Valley will showcase their performing artistry in Chandler’s now tenth annual The Next Generation concert. There will be a reception to greet the artists following the performance.

In 2007, to kick off Chandler’s centennial celebration, pianist Christopher O’Riley brought his acclaimed NPR Boston “From the Top” program to the Chandler stage to much audience enthusiasm. Among the eight performing teenagers, only two were from our area. The others hailed from Chicago, Pittsburgh, and New York. However, the whole format was so appealing that since that year, Chandler decided to go it alone and for the past nine years has enjoyed this engaging look-alike program with young musicians just from our own area.

For this concert, the area’s top music teachers recommend students whose accomplishments deserve special recognition, and this performance will feature those students who were selected after a competitive audition. Several of this season’s youth have performed in past The Next Generation performances.

On the program will be opera arias, art songs, a concerto for cello, a concerto for violin, a concerto for flute, a suite for cello, and works for solo piano. The composers represent a range from the mid-1700’s to the present, and include Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Debussy, Chopin, Fauré, Puccini, Britten, Vaughn-Williams, and Bartok. Also to be performed will be works of two 20th Century and two contemporary composers as yet not represented in the annual concerts: Eric Coates, Ernesto Lecuona, Morton Lauridson, and Adam Guettel.

The performing artists will be pianists Stephen Wang, Joseph Goff, and Sophie Usherwood, each of Hanover NH; Alexandria Leary, Windsor; Nico Brayton, Middlebury; Colin McQuillan, Northfield; and Alex Larrow, Cornwall. Sophie Usherwood appears on the stage again with a work for flute. Other solo instrumentalists include cellists Zani Lewis, Burlington and Justin Zhou, Hanover, and violinist Annica McDougall, also Hanover. Vocalists include Brianna Aubrey, James Bryan, and Kyle Mason, White River Junction; Patrick McDevitt, Hanover; Sabrina Lawrence, West Lebanon; and William Tanski, Grantham.

Tickets and more information for this Chandler concert are available online or by calling or stopping by the box office at (802) 728-6464 weekdays 12 to 4:00 p.m.

This performance is sponsored by Stave Puzzles, the Max Y. Seaton Memorial Trust, and Northeast Delta Dental.

This event is part of the Vermont Arts Council’s Vermont Arts 2018, a year-long celebration highlighting the stunning array of arts events — concerts, festivals, exhibits, and openings — that take place all across the state.