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.
(Click here to download a PDF version of the 2018-19 season brochure)

The 2018-2019 Season

7:00 pm
A new approach to a Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival event. This year we will feature a solo Piano Recital by Vermont Artist, Annemieke McLane. Admission: Free/Goodwill offering Garden Tour Le Réveille-Matin, F. Couperin (1668-1733) …

Friday Night in the GalleryRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am
10:30 am
This year the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival is offering a wonderful opportunity for kids of all ages to Listen Up! Local author, Marjorie Ryerson and artist, Ed Koren will be on hand to help inspire kids …

Concert for kidsRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
7:30 pm
The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival presents Beethoven, Klein and Dvorak for the second of two Saturday evening concerts. Ludwig van Beethoven Ten Variations on Müller’s song “Ich bin der Schnieder Kakadu”, Op. 121A Gideon …

Beethoven, Klein and DvorakRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 3 @ 12:00 am
12:00 pm
Celebrate Vermont’s Celtic and French Canadian heritage with traditional—and sometimes not so traditional—music and dance. Each year more than 70 exceptional musicians are drawn from New England, Canada, and the British Isles. Concerts, music and …

26th annual New World FestivalRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
7:00 pm
Vermont Pride Festival at Chandler presents Paul Lucas’ groundbreaking play Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women at the First Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl Street. The staged reading, in one act, will be followed by …

Vermont Pride Theater presents Trans ScriptsRead More »

First Unitarian Universalist Society
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
7:30 pm
The Del McCoury Band is the most awarded bluegrass band of all time, garnering two Grammy Awards and 30 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year honors nine times. For more than …

The Del McCoury BandRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Grammy-winning troubadour Rodney Crowell has written 15 #1 hits on the country music charts over the course of his stellar career as an American roots hit maker. His latest recording, Acoustic Classics, released to critical …

Rodney CrowellRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
7:30 pm
Join the Vermont Symphony Orchestra at Chandler for its annual, colorful musical celebration of autumn! The “Made in Vermont” orchestra expands to include trumpets and timpani this fall, performing rousing works by Haydn and Brahms. …

The Vermont Symphony OrchestraRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm
3:00 pm
Acclaimed cellist Matt Haimovitz offers a brilliant variation on the concept of A Moveable Feast, serving up a unique experience unparalleled in the classical music world. Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Celloare among the most moving …

Matt Haimovitz, celloRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
The famed pairing of two boyhood pals and Jefferson Airplane compatriots, Hot Tuna has been performing a heady mix of classic blues and American roots music for nearly 50 years. Guitar great Jorma Kaukonen and …

Acoustic Hot TunaRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Central Vermont native Myra Flynn has drawn nationwide acclaim for her fiery, emotionally charged sound combining indie soul and R&B. Myra returns to the Chandler stage of her Randolph youth with her stellar band FLYNN, …

Myra Flynn & FLYNNRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
3:00 pm
The Opera Company of Middlebury brings its critically acclaimed production of Donizetti’s delightful comedy to Chandler. L’elisir d’amoreis a frothy romantic opera that tells the story of a con artist who convinces a town that …

The Opera Company of Middlebury: Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” (“The Elixir of Love”)Read More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
3:00 pm
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the iconic folk musician and political activist, Pete Seeger. The Vanaver Caravan, one of America’s most celebrated folk music and dance troupes, pays homage to its …

The Vanaver Caravan: “Turn Turn Turn!”Read More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
7:30 pm
Born in California and raised in Vermont, Christopher Schoelen is an award-winning classical guitarist and teaching artist who has performed throughout Europe and the United States. He is a dynamic, expressive, and riveting performer who …

Christopher Schoelen, classical guitarRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am
10:00 am
New Repertory Theater’s Classic Repertory Company Thursday, October 25, 2018 10 am For grades 5-12 • $8 The animals of Mr. Jones’ farm believe they could build themselves a utopia, if only they could get rid …

Animal FarmRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
7:30 pm
Faces that disappear from drivers’ licenses. Paintbrushes that paint on their own. Photographs that literally come to life right before your eyes. Famous people who suddenly appear on a postcard as you hold it in …

Vitaly: An Evening of WondersRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
7:30 pm
Vermont’s very own honky tonk heroes, the Starline Rhythm Boys have been serving up a heart-throbbing (and sometimes heartbreaking) mix of vintage country and rockabilly for devoted fans throughout New England since 1998. Danny “Little …

The Starline Rhythm Boys: 20th Anniversary Tour with Special GuestsRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
7:30 pm
Darol Anger is an American fiddle guru who has spent three decades redefining the instrument through his vivid explorations of bluegrass, jazz, and global music sounds. Now Darol teams up with musical partner and singer-songwriter …

Darol Anger & the FuriesRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Since 2008, The Telling Project has worked to deepen understanding between military veterans, their families, and their civilian friends and neighbors. The project turns stories of military service into a stage play, through which veterans and …

The Telling ProjectRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
11:00 am
With Handsome and Gretel, perennial family favorites No String Marionette Company serve up a scrumptious rendition of the fairy tale classic. A poor woodcutter and his family live on the edge of a deep forest. …

No Strings Marionette Company: Handsome and GretelRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
At age 13, songstress Lorrie Morgan was the youngest person ever to become a member of the famed Grand Ole Opera. The country giant has gone on to win four Country Music Association “Female Vocalist …

Lorrie MorganRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am
10:00 am
Viva la Musica Opera Company Thursday, December 6, 2018 10 am For grades 6-12 • $8 “One dollar and eighty seven cents. That was all . . . and the next day would be Christmas.” …

The Gift of the MagiRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
7:30 pm
No Jingle Bells or mistletoe here — this seasonal program by New England’s acclaimed roots-&-rhythm quartet skips the holiday canon and goes straight to the power and beauty of roots music at Christmas. Rani and …

Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem: WintersongRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
3:00 pm
Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th and 21st century composers, the Borromeo String Quartet has been hailed for its “edge-of-the-seat …

Borromeo String QuartetRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
With roots deep in old-time fiddle music, Donna the Buffalo weaves together a soulful mix of Cajun, zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country sounds into its own, singular  musical stew. Touring the United States continuously …

Donna the BuffaloRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
10:00 am
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia Thursday, January 10, 2019 10 am For grades pre-K–7 • $7 Beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold through the magic of black light …

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle FavoritesRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am
10:00 am
Vermont Pride Youth Theater Friday, January 25, 2019 10 am For grades 8-12 • $8 Youth theater artists from throughout central Vermont present this stage adaptation of M or F?, the 2005 novel for young …

M or F?Read More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
7:30 pm
Youth theater artists from throughout central Vermont present a stage adaptation of M or F?, the 2005 novel for young adults written by Lisa Papademetriou and Chris Tebbetts. Adapted by Gene Heinrich and directed by …

Vermont Pride Benefit: M or F?Read More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
The Campbell Brothers mine a rich vein of music from the African-American gospel repertoire, albeit with a rollicking twist: the growling, wailing, shouting, singing, swinging voice of the steel guitar as you’ve never heard it …

The Campbell BrothersRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts
7:30 pm
Blues guitar maestro Ronnie Earl is a three-time Blues Music Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year.  An associate professor of guitar at the esteemed Berklee College of Music, rockin’ Ronnie has played alongside …

Ronnie Earl & the BroadcastersRead More »

Chandler Center for the Arts