BMC Chamber Series
features Rubens Quartet
BRATTLEBORO -- On Friday, Jan. 18, the Brattleboro Music Center’s Chamber Music Series presents the Rubens Quartet with special guests Dimitri Murrath and Judith Serkin at 7:30 p.m., at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St.
The Rubens Quartet -- whose members hail from the Netherlands, the United States and Israel -- has become one of the finest young quartets of its generation since its founding in 2000. The quartet has impressed audiences throughout its home country of the Netherlands and abroad, and is praised for its warm sound, remarkable sense of rhythm and harmony and ability to communicate with an audience.
In Brattleboro, quartet members Sarah Kapustin and Tali Goldberg, violins, Roeland Jagers, viola, and Joachim Eijlander, cello, perform Beethoven’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132; and are joined by Dimitri Murrath, viola, and Judith Serkin, cello, for Brahms’ String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36.
Headroom Stages hosts
Mid-Winter Tinker Fiasco
BRATTLEBORO -- On Friday, Jan. 18, Celtic, Afro-Caribbean jam band The Gaslight Tinkers are hosting a three-band mini jam fest dubbed the Mid-Winter Tinker Fiasco. The Andrew & Noah band from upstate New York and valley veterans Primate Fiasco join the Tinker party from 8 to 11:30 p.m., at Headroom Stages on Elliot Street.
Tickets range from $10-15 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.
For more information, contact Peter Siegel at 413-320-2729.
Vermont Jazz Center welcomes
chromatic harmonica master
BRATTLEBORO -- On Saturday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m., the Vermont Jazz Center will present a concert led by Grégoire Maret, one of the greatest jazz chromatic harmonica players in the world.
A dedicated collaborator, Maret, is an A-list musician who can be found on recordings by Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Cassandra Wilson, David Sanborn, Charlie Hunter, George Benson, Meshell Ndegeocello, Lionel Loueke and many others. He will perform with his working quartet that includes his long-standing collaborator/pianist Federico Gonzalez Peña, Ben Williams on bass (winner of the 2009 Thelonious Monk Competition) and Clarence Penn on the drums.
Tickets for Grégoire Maret at VJC are $20 general admission, $15 for students with ID. Tickets are available at In the Moment Record Store, 143 Main St., online at www.vtjazz.org or by calling the Vermont Jazz Center ticket line at 802-254-9088, ext. 1.
Lori McKenna performs at Next Stage
PUTNEY -- Twilight Music presents contemporary folk singer/songwriter Lori McKenna plus Burlington, VT-based acoustic duo Kat Wright and Brett Hughes at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 general, $18 for students and seniors. For reservations and information, call 802-254-9276. JD McCliment’s Pub will provide a beer and wine cash bar.
A Far Cry returns to Grafton
GRAFTON -- The internationally-acclaimed, Boston-based chamber orchestra A Far Cry will perform a program of classical string compositions at the White Church in Grafton on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m.
Now in its sixth season, A Far Cry consists of 18 string players, with the average age around 30, performing without a conductor and with rotating leadership. The orchestra is based in Boston and many of the members are graduates of the New England Conservatory.
The program in Grafton will include "Battalia a 10" by Biber; "Fratres" by Part; "Last Round" by Golijov; and, Sonata for Strings by Walton.
General admission tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and students, and are available at Grafton Grocery Market in Grafton, Misty Valley Books in Chester; and through brattleborotix.com. More information is available on Afarcry.org and at 802-843-2447.