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

Nov 24 @ 11:00 am Chandler Center for the Arts
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 »

Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
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 …

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Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
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 …

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Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
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 …

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Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
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 »

Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
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 …

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Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
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 »

Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Now well into its second decade, the annual event affectionately known simply as “Mini Mud” has become a community institution, celebrating the talent of youths from across the region in song, dance, theater, and other …

The Mini Mud Youth Variety ShowRead More »

Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Longtime Chandler favorites Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy continue to bring their fans on a musical and personal journey. For this special visit to Vermont on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, they’ll feature their children alongside …

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: Visions from Cape Breton & BeyondRead More »

Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
A much-loved community event, the Mud Season Variety Show returned to Chandler Music Hall last season, delighting longtime fans and newcomers alike. This fun-filled evening spotlights the diverse talents of our adult friends and neighbors …

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Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Fixtures on the international jazz scene for nearly 50 years, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band returns to Chandler Music Hall, bringing the high-spirited sounds of traditional New Orleans jazz to springtime in Vermont. Masters …

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Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Enjoy an evening of thoughtful songs and familial harmonies with Grammy Award-winning song crafter Loudon Wainwright III, teamed with his “ex,” acclaimed songwriter Suzzy Roche of the enchanting folk sister act, The Roches, and their …

Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright RocheRead More »

Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
The Ladies of Laughter features four of the nation’s hottest established and emerging standup comics, spotlighting the diverse styles of humor of America’s funniest women. Host comic Kelly McFarland has headlined the Boston Women’s Comedy …

The Ladies of Laughter: Funny & Fabulous!Read More »

Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
It has been 40 years since they began playing together at weekly jam sessions in band founder Ben Eldridge’s Maryland basement. The Seldom Scene have evolved to become one of the greatest contributors to the …

The Seldom SceneRead More »

May 3 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
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 …

Della MaeRead More »

May 4 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
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 …

Simone Dinnerstein, pianoRead More »

May 17 @ 7:30 pm Chandler Center for the Arts
Young classical musicians from high schools and home schools throughout Vermont and the Upper Valley will share their artistry in Chandler’s annual youth concert, inspired by National Public Radio’s From the Topprogram. For this performance, …

The Next GenerationRead More »