Thursday August 16th, 2018
at 7:00 pm
Chandler Music Hall
Saturday August 18th, 2018
at 7:30 pm
Mozart, Washut and Vaughan Williams
Chandler Music Hall
Sunday August 19th, 2018
at 11:00 am
8th Annual Breakfast with Bach/Baroque Brunch
W.F. and J.S. Bach and Handel
Breakfast at 11:00 am
in the Esther Mesh Room,
Chandler's Upper Gallery
Admission at the door: $8:00
Concert at 12:30 pm in Bethany Church
Admission at the door: Goodwill offering
Food provided by
Three Bean Cafe of Randolph
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
at 7:00 pm
Piano Masterclass with Annemieke McLane
Thursday August 23rd, 2018
at 7:00 pm
Chandler Music Hall
Friday August 24th, 2018
at 7:00 pm
Friday Night in the Gallery
a new approach to a festival event
Solo Piano Recital by
Vermont Artist, Annemieke McLane
Chandler Music Hall's
Admission: Free/Goodwill offering
Saturday August 25th, 2018
at 10:30 am
A Special Concert for Kids
Listen Up! Festival Artists will perform some music from the concert that evening and the kids in attendance will be asked to draw and/or write about the music they are hearing
Chandler Music Hall
Admission at the door: $6.00
Saturday August 25th, 2018
at 7:30 pm
Beethoven, Klein and Dvořák
Chandler Music Hall
Sunday August 26th, 2018
at 4:00 pm
An Encore Performance
Afternoon concert in Woodstock, VT
Beethoven, Klein and Dvořák
The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival announces the release of its first highlight CD: Festival Harvest
"The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival has come a long way since it was founded in 1993 by Peter Sanders, a New York cellist who grew up spending his summers in the Randolph area. An indication of just how far is its
excellent New CD, "Festival Harvest," a compilation of live performances of works by Mendelssohn, Schönberg and Frank Bridge at the Chandler Music Hall in 2000 and 2004.
When I first heard the album, I had recently heard an excellent performance of Mendelssohn's A Major String Quintet at Vermont's justly revered Marlboro Music Festival. The same work opens this CD, and I actually preferred the Randolph performance. That's big praise."
Read the review from the December 2, 2005 issue of Vermont's Times Argus
Artists of the 2018 season:
Arturo Delmoni, violin
Joanna Maurer, violin
Michael Roth, viola
Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss, viola
Peter Sanders, cello
Marji Danilow, bass
Adrienne Kim, piano
Annemieke McLane, piano
Benjamin Klemme, VYOA Conductor
Vermont Youth Orchestra Artists
Robert Washut, composer
Edward Koren, artist
Marjorie Ryerson, author
Repertoire and Artists from 1993 to present
Arturo Delmoni, violin, is one of the most celebrated artists of his generation. His remarkably distinctive playing embodies the romantic warmth that is the special province of the great virtuosi of the golden age of violin playing. Yo-Yo Ma describes Delmoni as "an enormously gifted musician and an impeccable violinist. His playing style is unique, and his gorgeous sound is reminiscent of that of great violinists from a bygone era." Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the NY Philharmonic, says, "Delmoni's playing always goes right to the heart, and his charisma is irresistible." Delmoni's stylish, elegant interpretations of classical masterpieces have earned him critical acclaim in the United States and abroad. Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe wrote "It's hard to imagine how the violin could be much better played than Delmoni did - he plays with astonishing speed, lightness, fluency and sweetness of tone." Alan Heatherington of the American Record Guide wrote "The growing discography of Arturo Delmoni testifies to a musician who must possess an artistic soul of exceptional beauty. Each new issue reveals additional aspects of a winsome musical personality and verifies an impression of great warmth and geniality." Delmoni made his debut at Carnegie Hall at age 14 playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Little Orchestra Society under Thomas Scherman. Since then he has been a soloist with the St. Louis, Dallas, Spokane, Jupiter, El Paso, Glendale and Tucson Symphony Orchestras; the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston; the California Chamber Symphony; the New York City Ballet Orchestra; the Rhode Island, Brooklyn, Boston, Omaha and Kansas City Philharmonics; and the Boston Pops. He has appeared as a recitalist throughout the United States and in Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Hong Kong. As a chamber musician, Delmoni has performed with illustrious colleagues such as Pinchas Zukerman, Elmar Oliveira, Emanuel Ax, Nathaniel Rosen, Jon Kimura Parker, Jeffrey Kahane and Dudley Moore. Songs My Mother Taught Me, Delmoni's recording of romantic miniatures, received extraordinary reviews from prominent critics. Audiophiles and audio critics generally regard his recording of unaccompanied violin music of Ysaÿe, Kreisler and Bach as a reference for the sound of a solo violin. Delmoni's duo recital recording with cellist Nathaniel Rosen, entitled "Music for a Glass Bead Game" was nominated for an AFIM Indie Award, received a Golden Ear award, and was on Fanfare's "Best of the Year" list. Arturo Delmoni plays a JB Guadagnini, 1780, and a viola from the same period.
Joanna Maurer, violin, Born and raised in Colorado, Joanna Maurer has performed as orchestral soloist and recitalist throughout the United States, as well as in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. After initial studies with her parents, she received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the Juilliard School, where she studied with Dorothy DeLay and Robert Mann. She has won first prizes in a number of competitions, including the Aspen Music Festival's E. Nakamichi Violin Competition, the Denver Young Artist Orchestra Competition, the Young Musicians Foundation Competition, and the National MTNA Selmer Competition. Now a resident of New York City, Ms. Maurer is the violinist of the American Chamber Players, a highly acclaimed group of six, performing extensively around the country. She has been hailed by the Washington Post as an "incisive, sweet-toned" violinist with "flawless phrasing," leading "extraordinary... stunning...(and) ...utterly committed" performances with the American Chamber Players. Ms. Maurer has been featured with the American Chamber Players countless times on National Public Radio's Performance Today and on local radio stations throughout the United States. Ms. Maurer is an associate member of the 1st violin section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and has performed as concertmaster with the Metamorphosen and Prometheus Chamber Orchestras, and Riverside Symphony. A versatile artist with a broad repertoire, Ms. Maurer can be heard on numerous movie soundtracks and has collaborated with various artists such as Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Merchant, Carrie Underwood, David Byrne, Laurie Berkner, and fiddler/violinist Mark O'Connor in, among other projects, performances of his Double Violin Concerto. Ms. Maurer lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband, Demian Austin (principal trombonist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), and her two children, Taylor and Cora.
Michael Roth, viola, is a native of Scarsdale, NY and received his early musical training with Frances Magnes at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School. He attended Oberlin College and Conservatory, continuing his studies with Marilyn McDonald. At Oberlin, he won the Kaufman Prize for violin and First Prize in the Ohio String Teacher's Association Competition. He completed his Master of Music degree at the University of Massachusetts where he worked with the distinguished American violinist and pedagogue Charles Treger and was a recipient of the Julian Olevsky Award. Mr. Roth is currently associate concertmaster of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and has appeared in chamber music and as a soloist with the company, most recently in the debut of "Slice Too Sharp", a ballet of Biber and Vivaldi violin concerti, and "After the Rain", violin music of Arvo Part. In addition he is a member of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Principal 2nd violin of the Westchester Philharmonic, the American Composers Orchestra and the New York Pops. He was concertmaster of the Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra for many years and often appeared as soloist there, as well as at the Caramoor and Bard Music Festivals. He has played and toured internationally with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the New York Chamber Soloists. As a chamber musician, Mr. Roth has collaborated on violin and viola with artists such as Eugene Drucker, Menahem Pressler, James Buswell, Steven Doane, Hamao Fujiwara and members of the Brentano, Manhattan and Ying Quartets, and recently presented a recital of contemporary Cuban solo violin and chamber music in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall under the auspices of the American Composers Orchestra. With Orpheus, the Eos Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi, The New York Pops and the American Composers Orchestra and others, Mr. Roth has recorded for the Sony, Angel, Telarc, Decca, BMG, Point Music, ESSA.Y. and Arbors Music labels.
Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss, viola - Praised for her virtuosity and versatility, violist Katarzyna Bryla was born into a family of musicians and has gone on to earn more than two dozen prizes and awards in the United States, France and her native Poland. Bryla regularly works with orchestras, in chamber groups, and as a soloist in a flourishing career that has already taken her across three continents. Katarzyna is currently a member of New York City Ballet and Orchestra of St. Luke's, and regularly appears with the New York City Opera. She was a soloist with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra in their tour of China in 2010, and was soloist for the noted Maazel/Vilar Conducting Competition in 2001. Katarzyna Bryla has performed in numerous renowned music festivals including Music at Tahoe, the Napa Valley Music Festival, Music@Menlo, the Cactus Pear Music Festival in San Antonio, TX, Bach Dancing and Dynamite in Madison, WI, the Singapore Sun Music Festival, the Las Palmas Music Festival in Grand Canary Island, Spain. Her teachers include Christian Tetzlaff, Bartosz Bryla, David Cerutti, Jadwiga Kaliszewska, Hongang Li and Herbert Greenberg.
Peter Sanders, cello, is a native New Yorker and a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Sanders has been a member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra since 1999 (for which he has served as Acting Principal), performs with the Riverside Symphony, the Stamford Symphony and has performed and recorded as a guest artist with the Perspectives Ensemble. He has toured Southeast Asia twice with the New York Symphonic Ensemble and as concerto soloist with the group performed in concerts in Taipei and Singapore. He is Artistic Director of the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, which had its inaugural season in 1993. Mr. Sanders was a winner of the 1998 Artists International award as a member of the Hollaender Ensemble and is currently a member of the Ariadne Trio. He has participated in many summer festivals including the Colorado Music Festival, Skaneateles Festival, Crested Butte Chamber Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival (faculty position), CVCMF, Lancaster Festival, Ohio (where he was principal cello from 1992-98), Windham Chamber Music Festival, the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, the Park City & SLC Autumn Classics Music Festival and the Moab Music Festival. As a studio musician Mr. Sanders has recorded for a variety of popular artists including Pat Metheny, Jewel, Kathie Lee Gifford, Andy Bey and Carlinhos Brown. He can be heard on the Delos, Muse, Bridge, RCA Victor-Red Seal, New World, On the Lamb and KOCH International Classics labels. Radio and television broadcasts include WQXR, APM's "Performance Today", PBS and Vermont Public Radio.
Marji Danilow, bass, is Associate Principal Bass of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and performs regularly with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. As a chamber artist, Danilow has played at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival since 1991, where she has collaborated with members of the Orion, Guarneri and Shanghai Quartets and Pinchas Zukerman, to name just a few. Featured on numerous recordings with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra over a 20 year span, she has also recorded with Anner Bylsma and L'Archibudelli for Sony Classical, including Schubert's Trout Quintet and Octet and the Dvorak Quintet. Danilow is on the double bass faculty at the Mannes College of Music.
Pianist Adrienne Kim's recent performances include recitals in New York's Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Bargemusic, Boston's Symphony Hall, Washington D.C.'s Phillips Gallery and Ravinia's Rising Stars series in Chicago. She has appeared as soloist with the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of Beijing, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, and the Richmond Orchestra.
Ms. Kim was a member of Chamber Music Society Two, The Chamber Music Society of
Lincoln Center's residency program from 1998-2000. Ms. Kim has also performed with the New York Chamber Ensemble, the Skaneateles Festival, Lighthouse Chamber
Players, Salt Bay Chamberfest, Carnegie Chamber Players, Bronx Arts Ensemble, and the Seal Bay Festival. With the West End Chamber Ensemble, ensemble-in-residence at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she participated in the National Endowment for the Arts/Chamber Music America Rural Residency.
She has recorded the solo and chamber works of Daniel S. Godfrey with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on the Koch label, the violin and piano sonatas of Charles Ives with Lisa Tipton on Capstone Records and the sonatas of Niels Gade with violinist, Katie Wolfe on the Centaur label. She and Ms. Tipton also present the "Made in America" series at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall. She is also a founding member of the New York Chamber Music Co-op.
She teaches at Mannes College of Music, in the Prep, Extension and College divisions, and she serves as the head of the Piano Department in the Prep division and as Coordinator of Secondary Piano in the College division. She has also been on the faculties of Kean University and Syracuse University. During the summers she is on the faculty of the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont and the Summertrios festival in Bryn Mawr. Ms. Kim studied with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University where she earned her Bachelor's degree and earned her Master's degree from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Leon Fleisher.
Annemieke McLane, piano, was born in the Netherlands and studied for her Masters in Piano Performance at the conservatory in Zwolle with Rudy de Heus. She received the Student of the Year Award for her final recital, for sensitive playing and well balanced programs.
Besides her solo playing, she was collaborative pianist at the conservatories of Zwolle, Arnhem, Rotterdam, Amsterdam for different instrumentalists and vocalists. At the Sweelinck conservatory of Amsterdam she specialized in ArtSong Accompaniment. She received at age 21 the National Young Music Talent Award for best accompanist. Praised for her toucher and coloring. After her Master's Degree she studied privately with Tan Crone in Amsterdam (who had studied with Rudolf Serkin and Nadia Boulanger). Annemieke was finalist in Paris for the Lily and Nadia Boulanger competition.
When she arrived in Vermont she started teaching piano at St. Michael's College and in her private studio. She has played for the Saint Michael's college Chorale with conductor Nathaniel Lew for 11 years, and was pianist for the VYO Choruses with Jeff Buettner conducting. She moved from Burlington to the Upper Valley where she lives now with her husband accordionist Jeremiah McLane and their son Luke. There Annemieke started teaching at the Upper Valley Music Center in Lebanon NH, and she was pianist for the Thetford Chamber Singers. Since 2013/14 she is pianist for the Handel Society of Dartmouth College, with musical director Prof. Dr. Robert Duff. Nowadays she is also playing for the Theater Department of Dartmouth College, and is teaching at her home studio. She is the music director of the United Church of Strafford.
Concerts have taken place in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, France, VT, ME, FL, CT, MA, NH, Quebec as a soloist and as a duo with Jeremiah McLane in "Cassette Duo" (new name since 2017). She plays in the Cassette Duo with 8 Cuerdas (Sarah Cullins and Daniel Gaviria) as 'Piazzolla Project', specialized in South American music (mainly Argentian Tango). She performs with cellist Emily Taubl, and soprano Julie Ness. Annemieke plays every year new solo concerts throughout the state.
Benjamin Klemme, VYOA Conductor - Conductor and educator Benjamin Klemme leads an active career dedicated to engaging audiences and performers of all ages with the transforming power of orchestral music. As music director of the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, he conducts the organization's flagship ensemble—the Vermont Youth Orchestra—and provides artistic leadership and vision for orchestral and choral programs that serve over 300 students in grades 1-12 from across Vermont and neighboring states. Before coming to Vermont, Klemme held conducting positions at the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, and Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association. Additionally, he has served on the faculties at Augsburg University, New Mexico School for the Arts, and MacPhail Center for Music. Klemme earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Minnesota, where he studied conducting with Mark Russell Smith and Kathy Saltzman Romey. He holds a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where his teachers were Carl Topilow and Louis Lane, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Klemme lives in Charlotte, Vermont with his wife, violinist Deborah Coltvet Klemme, and their two sons, Simon and Winston.
Vermont Youth Orchestra Artists The CVCMF is thrilled to have a new community connection with the VYO and thanks all the young artists for their involvement with the Breakfast with Bach concert.
Robert Washut, composer is Professor of Music at the University of Northern Iowa, where he served as Director of Jazz Studies from 1980-2002. An accomplished jazz composer and arranger, Washut has received numerous commissions from collegiate and high school jazz ensembles, professional jazz artists, and symphony orchestras. Many of his works are published by Kendor Music (Delevan, NY), UNC Jazz Press (Greeley,CO), Walrus Music Publishing/ejazzlines (Saratoga Springs, NY), C.L. Barnhouse (Oskaloosa, IA), Heritage JazzWorks (Lorenz Corp - Dayton, OH), Sierra Music (Liberty Lake, WI) and Really Good Music (Eau Claire, WI). Washut also has served as a jazz composer-in-residence at numerous universities around the country.
During his 22 years as director of the award-winning UNI Jazz Band One, Washut recorded 11 CDs (two of which earned 5-star ratings from DownBeat magazine), toured Europe three times, consistently received "Outstanding Band" recognition at collegiate jazz festivals throughout the Midwest, and was awarded three "Outstanding Performance" citations in DownBeat's Annual Student Music Awards.
He is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator nationally, and has conducted all-state jazz bands in 15 states. He is also a jazz pianist who founded the locally popular Latin jazz band, Orquesta Alto Maiz, in 1986, with which he remained for 27 years. Washut recorded and released a jazz trio CD entitled Songbook (with Mark Urness and Kevin Hart) in 1999 and a duo CD (with Chris Merz) entitled Gemini in 2007. With Orquesta Alto Maiz, he recorded 10 CDs and performed nationally and internationally. Washut was inducted into the Des Moines CJC Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Iowa IAJE Hall of Fame in 2003. At UNI he was the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2015 and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences Dean's Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity in 2014. He received the Outstanding Teaching Award in 1996
Edward Koren has long been associated with the The New Yorker magazine, where he has published over 1000 cartoons, as well as numerous covers and illustrations. He has also contributed to many other publications, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, G.Q., Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Fortune, Vanity Fair, The Nation and The Boston Globe. His illustrated books include "How to Eat Like a Child," "Teenage Romance" and "Do I Have to Say Hello" (all by Delia Ephron), "A Dog's Life" by Peter Mayle, "Pet Peeves" by George Plimpton, and "The New Legal Seafoods Cookbook" by Roger Berkowitz and Jane Doerfer. "Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie" was published in 2006, "Oops" by Alan Katz in 2008, "How to Clean Your Room in 2010 and "Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking" by Alan Katz in 2011. He has also written and illustrated books for children, "Behind the Wheel," and "Very Hairy Harry". He has also published six collections of cartoons which first appeared in The New Yorker, the most recent being "The Hard Work of Simple Living".
Born in New York City, Koren attended the Horace Mann School and Columbia University. He did graduate work in etching and engraving with S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris, and received an M.F.A. degree from Pratt Institute. He was on the faculty of Brown University for many years.
Koren's cartoons, drawing and prints have been widely exhibited in shows across the United States as well as in France, England and Czechoslovakia. He has exhibited at the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Washington Art Association, Terry Dintenfass Galler, the Virginia Lynch Gallery, The Luise Ross Gallery, and Big Town Gallery. His work is also in the permanent collections of the Fogg Museum, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, the Princeton University Museum, The Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University, and in the Swann Collection at the Library of Congress. A major retrospective of his work was shown at Columbia University's Wallach Gallery in 2010, and at the University of Vermont's Fleming Museum in the summer of 2011.
Edward Koren has received a Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Union College, and been a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. He was Distinguished Visitor at The American Academy in Berlin, Germany in 2003.In 2007 he received The Vermont Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. He has been a member of the Brookfield, VT Volunteer Fire Department for 24 years. He lives in Vermont with his family.
Marjorie Ryerson is an award-winning book author and has worked for many years as a Professor of poetry and non-fiction writing for several of Vermont's colleges. She also has served as a journalist and photographer for newspapers and magazines across New England, and as a professional book editor. She is a published poet, with a graduate degree in poetry from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. She has taught poetry since 1991 for Middlebury College at the New England Young Writers' Conference at Bread Loaf. Her many published books include Water Music (2003), which won both national and international awards, and Companions for the Passage: Stories of the Intimate Privilege of Accompanying the Dying (2005).
While serving as a tenured Full Professor of writing for Castleton State College from 1991–2005, Marjorie was awarded the best new teacher award her first year, and, ten years later, the Faculty Fellow award for the entire Vermont State College system (only one Professor is chosen, statewide, each year, for that award). Marjorie served for the fall 2006 term as the Visiting Scholar in English, Philosophy and Communications at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. Prior to becoming a Professor, Marjorie worked - either full or part-time - as a writer, editor, and/or photographer for numerous publications and companies including Random House publishers, Oxford University Press, the Boston Globe, the Burlington Free Press, The Times Argus, Women's Day, The Valley News, Vermont Life magazine, Country Living, The White River Valley Herald, Country Courier magazine, The Vanguard Press, The South-North News Service, The Berkeley University Wellness Letter, the Vermont Council on the Arts Artsletter, American Forests, and others.
From 2008 until 2011, Marjorie served as the editorial director of the non-fiction book publishing company, Safer Society Press, in Brandon, Vermont. Since 2011, Marjorie has served as a freelance book editor for the non-fiction publishing company, the NEARI Press, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. From 2013-2016, Marjorie served as the State Representative for the Orange-Washington-Addison district in the Vermont State House. She also served on the Randolph Selectboard for six years, from 2010-2016 and has additionally served on numerous other local and statewide boards over the years. She lives in Randolph, Vermont.