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Summer Solstice Celebration:
Hanover Street Music Festival Faculty Recital

A culmination of the Hanover Street Music Festival

Benjamin Kulp, cello

Victoria Nooe, piano

Saturday June 24 | 3 pm

First Congregational Church, Lebanon

Tickets $15; one free ticket to every paid participant in Hanover Street Music Festival



Faculty Concert

Songs from the Homefront:

The Mairzy Doats Duo

Ellen Nordstrom, lyric mezzo soprano

Abigail Charbeneau, piano - guest artist 

Sunday July 2 | 4 pm

First Congregational Church, Lebanon

General Admission: Adults $15; Students and Seniors $10; Special $5 ticket price for Veterans. 


A program of songs that celebrates the Greatest Generation and the American Spirit in peacetime and wartime throughout the 20th Century.

 


Summer 2017


Would you like to study music in Italy this summer?


InterHarmony® International Music Festival
with UVMC Piano Faculty Alison Cheroff
All singers & instrumentalists welcome!  MORE



Past Events


Draw the Circle Wide!

Juneberry Community Chorus Concert
M
onday, May 29, 2017 | 4 pm

First Congregational Church in Thetford, VT


Join the chorus on Memorial Day

in celebrating the variety of people in the USA.
Families & inter-generational groups welcome. 
Suggested Donation: $5



Cap your Memorial Day weekend with a high-energy, family-friendly concert!

Songs from the Wechihit Tribe, England, Cuba, South Africa, Canada, as well as the USA, are tied together with respect for the soldiers who died in service for the United States.  The Upper Valley Music Center Vivace Orchestra collaborates with the chorus on a Schubert piece - An die Musik.   You’ll have the option of joining the singing during an audience-inclusive hour with director Patricia Norton and collaborative pianist Victoria Nooe.  

We begin with songs that reflect the many places of origin of people in the United States, and end singing in celebration of the many freedoms we share.  Historical nuggets, improvisation, a little laughter, maybe some tears all included.  Be energized by singing & listening in community -  relevant, healing, and followed by food and gathering!  Families and inter-generational groups welcome.



Suzuki Showcase
Satur
day, May 20 | 2:30 PM

Hanover High School


Music of Boccherini, Vivaldi, Seitz, and more!
Featuring cello, viola, & violin students ages 3-17
from UVMC Suzuki Program.

Admission is free.



UVMC Showcase
Saturday, May 20 | 5 PM
Briggs Opera House
White River Junction, VT


Come see a slice of everything UVMC does.
Classical, Musical Theater, Traditional Folk, Orchestra, Suzuki, Juneberry Community Chorus and more!
Performers include children and adults.
Admission is free.


Faculty Recital
The Story of Babar with other French Favorites


Annemieke McLane, piano

Jeremiah McLane, accordion
with Becky Bailey, narrator

Friday, May 5 | 6:30 PM

Upper Valley Music Center

Adults $15  (18 and under, free)


Annemieke and Jeremiah McLane perform their own accordion & piano arrangement of Francis Poulenc’s musical setting of the children’s classic book The Story of Babar, with Upper Valley singer and actor Becky Bailey as narrator. Composed in 1940 to please a 3-year-old relative, Poulenc’s setting is sublime musical storytelling, both sophisticated and accessible, a delight for all ages. Poulenc’s musical colors, jaunty rhythms and snappy sound effects are accentuated by the McLanes' arrangement. Also on the evening program are works by Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and Georges Bizet. 




UVMC Suzuki Faculty Concert
Saturday, April 29 | 4 PM
Our Savior Lutheran Church
5 Summer Street, Hanover, NH

Music of Mozart, Bach, Dvorak,
Caroline Shaw, Aaron Minsky and more


Donations for Tuition Assistance Fund gratefully accepted.
Suggested Donation $10 (Under 18, free)


Alicia Casey, Benjamin Van Vliet & Amanda Stenroos, violins
Jennifer Turbes, viola
Benjamin Kulp, cello

Annemieke Spoelstra McLane & Victoria Nooe, piano

 

Family-friendly performance including music of Mozart, Bach, Dvorak, Caroline Shaw, Aaron Minsky and more.  This 45-minute concert is designed to be interesting and inspiring or all.

 



Faculty Recital
Sonatas for Spring

Meghan Davis, Clarinet
Victoria Nooe, Piano
Sunday, April 23 | 2 PM

First Congregational Church of Lebanon

General Admission $25; (under 18, free)
Sonatas by Poulenc, Brahms, and Hindemith


What’s exciting is that each of the pieces is a different, contrasting style.  Brahms is Romantic – it’s lush and it’s broad.  Hindemith is a juxtaposition of form and structure from earlier time periods with harmonies that are contemporary.  Poulenc is just snappy – it’s French, it’s sharp; it has rich textures.


“The joy of playing a Sonata,” says clarinetist Meghan Davis, “is that it is truly chamber music.  Both parts (clarinet and piano) are equally important and there must be real collaboration and communication to make the experience successful.  With a concerto or some other solo works, I could play the clarinet line and you could get the general idea of the piece.  With a sonata, if I played only my part, it would be like hearing only one half of a conversation; you would not understand the context of anything you heard and it would be clear that something big was missing.  This ties into my thoughts about Spring and the equinox, too, with the idea that both parts are equal.”




Music Together® Babies Class

OPEN HOUSE

Friday, March 31, 2017 | 10:00 AM
Women's Health Resource Center
Court Street, Lebanon, NH

RSVP to Open House Here

Specifically designed for infants eight months and younger,
this one-semester introduction to Music Together allows babies
to embrace, enjoy, and express their inborn musicality.


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UVMC Chamber Orchestra Concert
Sunday, March 26 | 3 PM
Richmond Middle School
63 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH

General Admission $10
(18 and under, free)

David Wysocki, Conductor

Dvorak   Czech Suite   Op. 39
Weber   Der Freischutz Overture   Op. 77
Music for Brass Quartet by Handel, Corelli, Purcell,
Dowland and Gabrielli



UVMC English Country Sit-In Band with Trip to Norwich 

(Carol Compton & Thal Aylward) Chris Levey calling

 

Sunday, March 26
2 PM Sound check & run through.  Dance 3-6 PM

Tracy Hall, Norwich, VT

 

UVMC English Country Instrumental & Trip to Norwich

Please notify Carol Compton carol@bitdance.com  
if you plan to play with the band

 

Portion of Proceeds benefit the UVMC scholarship fund -
if you plan to play with the band (play list available)

General Admission $9




UVMC Faculty Showcase: Faculty Favorites
Sunday, March 19 | 4 PM

First Congregational Church of Lebanon
UVMC string, flute, guitar, clarinet, voice, traditional music
and piano faculty. 

Proceeds benefit the UVMC scholarship fund
General Admission $15 (18 and under, free)

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Chamber Music Sight Reading
Potluck Party
4th Annual for Adults (18 and up)
Sunday, March 12 | 11am - 3 pm
Upper Valley Music Center
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How the Piano Works (and how to take care of your own piano)

March 3, 5:30pm

Piano Technician:  Skip Downing

Open to public/all ages

Free

 



New Year's Resolution: My Playlist
Ben Kulp,
Solo Cello

Saturday, February 11 | 3 PM

St Thomas Episcopal Church, Hanover, NH

Family-friendly.  A reception will follow.
Free; donations gratefully accepted for UVMC scholarship fund.
Music - Ricercata Decima, Ligeti's Solo Cello Sonata,
and Cassado's Suite for Solo Cello. 

"I realized that all of the pieces I have programmed are pieces I have meant to play for a long time, one since 2000."  - Ben Kulp

Enjoy Mr. Kulp's VPR Classical interview with Kari Anderson


Listen (4:10)



Chamber Music Sight Reading
Potluck Party

4th Annual for Adults (18 and up)
Sunday, February 12 | 11am - 3 pm
Upper Valley Music Center

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Apple Hill String Quartet Workshop
Saturday, January 28

Master Classes at UVMC
More Info



Apple Hill String Quartet
UVMC Benefit Concert

Sunday, January 29 | 3 PM

First Congregational Church of Lebanon
Join us for a concert to benefit music education
at the Upper Valley Music Center.
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Master Class

Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Friday, January 20 | 4 - 6 pm

Upper Valley Music Center


Come watch internationally-renowned pianist Simone Dinnerstein

work with young advanced piano students.

Free to observe!


Thanks to Chandler Center for the Arts for making this possible.

Tickets for the January 21 | 7:30 PM Chandler Concert  Here




Faculty Recital
American Composer Showcase
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 6 PM
Upper Valley Music Center


Helen Hassinger, soprano - guest artist
Jennifer Turbes, viola
Vicky Nooe, piano


Join us for an afternoon of music by contemporary American composers Libby Larsen, William Bolcom, Tom Cipullo and more!  With hummable melodies and English texts, this concert is great for all lovers of music.  Pieces range from the reflective to the humorous - something for everyone.


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Juneberry Community Chorus Concert

Celebration of Singing​!

Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 4 PM

First Congregational Church in Thetford, VT


Come join the chorus in singing and celebrating song!
Families & inter-generational groups welcome. 
Ticket sales support Juneberry Choral Singing at UVMC.




Music Together® Babies Class

OPEN HOUSE

Friday, January 6, 2017 | 10:00 AM
Women's Health Resource Center - Lebanon, NH

Specifically designed for infants eight months and younger,
this one-semester introduction to Music Together allows babies
to embrace, enjoy, and express their inborn musicality.


More




Messiah Sing with ORCHESTRA
Sunday, December 18 | 6:30 PM
First Congregational Church of Lebanon
10 South Park Street, Lebanon, NH
Sponsored by Vermont Violins


Handel's Messiah
Jane Woods, conductor

Sing, Play, Celebrate!
It's a wonderful, participatory music event for
singers, orchestral musicians and audience members!

Sign up to participate now!



InterHarmony® International Music Festival
Information Session
with UVMC Piano Faculty Alison Cheroff
Would you like to study music in Italy this summer?
All singers & instrumentalists welcome
Wednesday, December 14 | 6:30 PM
Upper Valley Music Center

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Faculty Recital

Baroque...to Broadway
Friday, December 9 | 7:30 PM
Upper Valley Music Center

Jennifer Carol Hansen, mezzo-soprano
Abby Snook, violin - guest artist
Jane Helms, piano


Three friends join forces to interpret several arias: vivacious Telemann, tender Bach and beloved Puccini, as well as Irish Folk Songs set by Rebecca Clarke, and favorites from the musicals of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.


UVMC /Vermont Suzuki Violin Workshop

Saturday, November 19

Nationally-recognized Suzuki Teachers
coming to Upper Valley to teach local students!

 


UVMC Chamber Orchestra Concert
Sunday, November 20 | 3 PM
Richmond Middle School
63 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH

Music of Brahms and Beethoven



2016 Annual UVMC:
Mandolin, Fiddle and Guitar Extravaganza!

with Mandolinist Eric McDonald,
Fiddler Liz Faiella  and Guitarist Dan Faiella

Sunday, November 13

11:30 AM: Jam session & lunch at Salt Hill, Lebanon, NH
2:30 & 3:45 PM: Instrumental workshops at Upper Valley Music Center
5:00 PM:  Concert at Upper Valley Music Center
Buy Tickets Now!


 


UVMC Sneak Preview!
School of Orcas:
A New Trio by Patrick Wilkins

Saturday, November 5 | 7:30 PM

Bach Room at Upper Valley Music Center

$15 Adults - General Admission
Tickets available at the door
($5 under 25)


Acacia Music

Leslie Stroud, flute
Meghan Davis, clarinet
Matthew Odell, piano


Lark Quartet - Chamber Music Master Class

Friday, November 4 | 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Bach Room at Upper Valley Music Center

Sponsored by Vermont Violins.  FREE and Open to the Public


Plus works by Amlin, Debussy, Berg, and Liebermann
Kinan Azmeh - Clarinet Master Class

Saturday, October 29 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Lebanon

Presented in collaboration with
West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts
FREE and Open to the Public



Dinuk Wijeratne - Piano & Composition Master Class

Friday, October 28 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Bach Room at Upper Valley Music Center
Presented in collaboration with West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts

FREE and Open to the Public



Suzuki Pie Night Concert
Saturday, October 22 | 5 PM

Thetford Elementary School
UVMC Suzuki fundraiser with costumes, concert and pie!


Faculty Recital
Dazzling Dvořák

Saturday, September 17 | 4 pm
Bach Room at UVMC
Buy Tickets Online


UVMC Chamber Orchestra
Sunday, July 31 | 4 pm
UUCUV Meetinghouse
Norwich, VT
Music of Bizet, Handel, Rossini, Sibelius



Violin Tour Group from
Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music
Thursday, July 7 | 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church of Lebanon
Music of Bach, Telemann, Brahms, von Paradis,
Bohm, and Lindsey Stirling

More Info


Past Events 2015-2016

Advanced Performance Ensemble at Kendal

Friday, May 20 | 7:15 pm

Music of Handel, Grieg, Holberg, Brahms and Vivaldi

Open to Kendal residents and parents of performers only.

 

Showcase Weekend
Saturday, May 21 | 2:30 pm Suzuki and 5 pm UVMC

Hanover High School


Vivace and Allegro Youth Orchestras in Concert

Sunday, May 15 | 3 pm
Our Savior Lutheran Church, Hanover, NH

Music of Handel, Bach, Charles Ives, Duke Ellington and more.



The Next Generation Concert
 

Friday, May 13 | 7:30 pm

Chandler Center for the Arts

71-73 Main Street, Randolph, VT
Tickets available here



Chamber Music Ensembles

Sunday, May 8 | 2 pm

Bach Room of UVMC


Music of Stuart Saunders Smith
Airi Yoshioka, solo violin
Saturday, April 16 | 7:30 pm

Bach Room, UVMC
Benefit for Upper Valley Music Center


UVMC Faculty Showcase
Sunday, March 20 | 4 pm
Damon Hall, Hartland VT

UVMC string, trumpet, clarinet, voice, traditional music
and piano faculty with special guests.

Music of Bach, Boccherini, Fuchs,
Handel and Mozart, plus traditional Celtic tunes.

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HopStop Family Show featuring UVMC Students


Saturday, March 19 | 11 am
Hopkins Center, Hanover, NH

Saturday, March 19 | 3 pm
Claremont Savings Bank Community Center
152 South Street, Claremont, NH

UVMC students sing and play solos and ensemble numbers
in a special presentation for young children and their parents.
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Community Orchestra Concert
Sunday, March 13 | 3 pm
VA Medical Center, Auditorium - Building 44
White River Junction, VT
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Fiddle Workshop with Genticorum Master Fiddler
Pascal Gemme
Saturday, March 12 | 2:30 - 4 pm
Norwich Congregational Church
15 Church Street, Norwich, VT
Register Now


Chiara String Quartet Master Class
Friday, March 11 | 4-6 pm
Upper Valley Music Center

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Faculty Recital
Benjamin Kulp, cello
Saturday,  February 13 | 3 pm
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
9 W. Wheelock St, Hanover, NH
Music of Bach and Britten

More info



Chamber Music Sight Reading Potluck Party
3rd Annual for Adults (18 and up)

Sunday, February 14 | 11 am - 3 pm
UVMC

More info


Fiddle and Backup (Piano/Mandolin) Workshop
with Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman

Saturday, February 6 | 10:30 am - 12 pm
UVMC
Buy Online Now!


Youth Chamber Music Sight Reading Party

Saturday, February 6 | 4 pm - 6:30 pm

Upper Valley Music Center
Come join in the fun of sight reading with peers
and munch on pizza!

More info



UVMC Suzuki Cello Day
Cello Master Classes with Sandy Kiefer
Sunday, January 31
UVMC

More info


Faculty Recital
Two Violins & Piano
Alicia Casey, violin
Benjamin Van Vliet, violin
Annemieke Spoelstra McLane, piano
Saturday, January 30 | 4 pm
Bach Room, UVMC
Music of  Franck, Moszkowski and more
More info


Free Flute Lesson Day
with UVMC Flute Faculty Lisa Carlson 
Wednesday, January 27 | 3-6 pm
Always wanted to try the flute?
Call UVMC and sign up for a free 20-minute lesson.


Messiah Sing with ORCHESTRA
Sunday, December 20 | 6:30 pm
Lebanon United Methodist Church
Register online now!


GMYS & Harmonic Orchestra

Sunday, December 13 | 3 pm
Briggs Opera House
White River Junction, VT
More info



Briggs Opera House Revue

Friday, December 4 | 7 pm
Briggs Opera House
White River Junction, VT
UVMC teen soloists sing and play solo repertoire,
as well as movements from Handel's Messiah
in this community showcase of the arts.
Faculty Recital

Songs for Stormy Weather
Jennifer Hansen, Mezzo-Soprano
with guest artist Joseph Henderson, Pianist
Music by Robert Schumann, Harold Arlen and Other Favorites
Saturday, November 21 | 7 pm
Bach Room, UVMC
More info


Community Orchestra

Sunday, November 15 | 3 pm
Free concert at
VA Medical Center
Building 44, Room 103
163 Veterans Drive, White River Junction, VT
Music of Bizet & Dvorak
David Wysocki, conductor


Audition Workshop:
Practice Performing for an Audition Panel
Saturday, November 7 | 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Bach Room, UVMC
More info


Fiddle, Mandolin, and Guitar Extravaganza!
Lissa Schneckenburger, Glen Loper, and Bethany Waickman
Lunch Jam, Afternoon Workshops, Evening Concert
Saturday, October 24

More Info


Pie Night
Saturday, October 24 | 5 pm
Thetford Elementary School
A Halloween-themed concert by string students from the Suzuki Program
Free concert followed by pie for purchase and raffle prizes


Faculty Recital
Clair de lune
Julie Ness & Annemieke McLane
Friday, October 2 | 7 pm
Bach Room, UVMC
Music by Debussy & Faure for Soprano & Piano

Faculty Recital
Two Pianos, Many Hands
Saturday, October 10 | 4 pm
Bach Room, UVMC
UVMC Piano Faculty celebrate our matching Steinway pianos with a concert of music for 4, 6, and 8 hands!

Fly Me to the Moon

A Weekend Workshop on the Collaboration of Singer and Pianist

Julie Ness & Annemieke McLane
Saturday, October 17 & Sunday, October 18

Brattleboro Baroque Quartet
Thursday, August 20 | 7:30 pm
Bach Room at UVMC
Benefit for UVMC

Stay tuned for more 2015-16 concerts and workshops!

2013-15 Events