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Recital--Organ Plus
The Guilford Organ Barn (Guilford, VT, United States)
William McKim
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Friends of Music at Guilford’s 49th Annual Labor Day Weekend Festival begins on Saturday night, August 30, with “Bs of the Baroque & More” — a 7:30 recital by William McKim on the c. 1897 Tracker Organ in the barn with works by Baroque composers Nicolaus Bruhns, Johann Sebastian Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, and William Boyce, as well as 19th-century master Johannes Brahms. Soprano Geralyn Donohue and Guilford Chamber Players on flute and cello are featured in a Bach aria. McKim, who has performed in the Barn on a number of prior occasions, sets the stage for his repertoire with informative comments and anecdotes. A festive reception follows. The Festival continues on Sunday afternoon, August 31, at 2:00 p.m., when Ken Olsson conducts the Guilford Festival Orchestra in a lesser-known Mozart symphony (No. 33 in B flat) as well as works by Janáček, Gounod, and Rachmaninoff. Mezzo-soprano Jessica Gelter is featured in the premiere of Three Ballads by Zeke Hecker. The concert ends with an a cappella sing-in of Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia” and a reception. Grounds open at 12 noon on Sunday for picnicking and lunch sales. Children are welcome, dogs are asked to stay home. Both Festival events are admission-free with donations welcome. The Organ Barn is at idyllic Tree Frog Farm, on Kopkind Dr. off Packer Corners Rd., about 9 miles from the Guilford Country Store on Rt. 5, or 5 miles from the Keets Brook Rd. turnoff in Bernardston, Mass. Signs are posted along these routes. Saturday’s concert in the Barn is rain or shine; in case of serious threat of rain on Sunday, the lunch and orchestra concert will be moved to the Broad Brook Grange on Guilford Center Rd. — follow signs from the Guilford Store. Contact the Friends of Music office at (802) 254-3600 or office@fomag.org, or visit online at www.fomag.org, for further...

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Recital--Organ Solo
The Organ Barn (Guilford, VT, United States)
Kenneth Olsson
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Organ Barn Recital & Holiday Barbecue: Ken Olsson performs on the c. 1897 Guilford Tracker Organ this Sunday, May 25, at 3 p.m. Featured works are by 19th-century American composers Dudley Buck, W. Eugene Thayer, Horatio Parker, George Whitefield Chadwick, and Arthur Foote. A festive barbecue follows. The Organ Barn is at idyllic Tree Frog Farm, off Packer Corners Rd. in rural Guilford. Follow signs for 9 miles from the Guilford Country Store, which is on Rt. 5 at the start of Guilford Center Rd., or about 5 miles from Keets Brook Rd. at Rt. 5 in Bernardston, Mass. Admission is $15; the optional barbecue is $10/person. Information: (802) 254-3600,...

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Recital--Organ Solo
The Organ Barn (Guilford, VT, United States)
Clark Anderson
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Friends of Music at Guilford’s 48th annual Labor Day Weekend Festival begins with an all-French program on the c. 1897 Guilford Tracker Organ. Clark Anderson, who conducts FOMAG’s annual Messiah Sing in Brattleboro and has performed a few other recitals for the organization and for other local sponsors since arriving in the area in 2007, will present a chronological survey of French organ music from the Middle Ages (represented by Pérotin le Grand) to the 20th century (with two folk song settings by Jean Langlais). Included are works by that most prolific of composers Anonymous, as well as Mouret, Couperin, Raison, Daquin, Boëly, Gounod, and Vierne. To suggest the scope and range of the French organ tradition, Anderson is intentionally skipping the more familiar names among French organ masters and taking his audience off the familiar tourist track and on to the picturesque back roads, providing commentary along the way. A festive reception...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Immaculate Heart of Mary R.C. Church (Rutland, VT, United States)
Charles Callahan
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music of Bach, Widor, Vierne and Dupre

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