31st Season
August 7th - 19th, 2023


Wednesday, August 9th, 2023
at 7:00 pm

A Special Event
Bach 5th Cello Suite / Peter Sanders

Chandler Main Stage with stage seating
Chandler Center for the Arts
Admission at the door: $20.00

Thursday, August 10th, 2023
at 7:00 pm

Open Rehearsal
Chandler Center for the Arts
Admission: Free

Saturday, August 12th, 2023
at 7:30 pm

String Trios and Sextet:
Sergei Taneiev, Pedro Saens and Brahms

Chandler Center for the Arts

Sunday August 13th, 2023
at 4:00 pm

An Encore Performance
String Trios and Sextet:
Sergei Taneiev, Pedro Saens and Brahms

Afternoon concert in Woodstock, VT
Woodstock Unitarian Universalist Church
Presented by the Pentangle Council on the Arts as part of their summer series.
Admission at the door: Donation

Thursday, August 17th, 2023
at 7:00 pm

Open Rehearsal
Chandler Center for the Arts
Admission: Free

Friday, August 18th, 2023
at 7:00 pm

Friday Night in the Gallery
Pete Sutherland memorial concert performed by Paul Woodiel and Jeremiah McLane.
Chandler Center for the Arts
Downstairs Gallery
Admission: Free, goodwill offering at the door

Saturday, August 19th, 2023
at 7:30 pm

String Quartets and Mozart Horn Quintet:
William Grant Still, Glazunov, Barber, Mozart

Chandler Center for the Arts





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 Center for the Arts 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 31st season:

Arturo Delmoni, violin
Michael Roth, violin & viola
Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss, viola
Leah Ferguson, viola
Erica Gailing, viola
Robert Burkhart, cello
Peter Sanders, cello
Stewart Rose, french horn
Jeremiah McLane, Accordion
Paul Woodiel, Fiddle/Violin


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.

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Michael Roth, violin & 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.

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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.

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Leah Ferguson, viola - Violist Leah Ferguson joined the New York Philharmonic in October 2018, having previously been a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 2016. Originally from Chicago, she began playing the violin at age five and switched to the viola at age twelve, studying with Roland Vamos.
As a chamber musician, Ferguson has performed at festivals including Music@Menlo, Ravinia's Steans Music Institute, the Verbier Festival, and the Perlman Music Program. She has collaborated with musicians including Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, and Miriam Fried and performed as a guest artist with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Her performances have been broadcast by WCLV Cleveland, WFMT Chicago, WQXR The Greene Space, NPR's From the Top, and HBO's documentary television series Masterclass. She has also performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as guest principal viola, with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal as guest associate principal, and with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as assistant principal.
Leah Ferguson received her bachelor's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Robert Vernon and Mark Jackobs. She went on to receive a graduate diploma from The Juilliard School as a recipient of the Kovner Fellowship, studying with Heidi Castleman and Philharmonic Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps.

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Erica Gailing, viola, a native New Yorker, began her musical studies on the violin at the age of five. Erica received a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance as a Macaulay Honors scholar from Queens College under the direction of Daniel Phillips, and later graduated from The Juilliard School with a Master of Music degree in Viola Performance under the tutelage of Toby Appel and Cynthia Phelps. Throughout her dynamic career as a violinist and violist, she has collaborated with renowned musicians across genres including Robert Demaine, Karen Dreyfus, Gilles Vonsattel, as well as artists Andrea Bocelli, Jon Batiste, Cory Henry, and Kygo. These performances have brought her to David Geffen Hall, David Koch Theater, Carnegie Hall, the Javits Center, Madison Square Garden, as well as venues throughout Canada, Italy, the Czech Republic and China. Currently, Erica performs regularly with the New York City Ballet Orchestra and the Highline String Ensemble. Recently, she has also performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony as well as the New York Philharmonic. During her summers, Erica has performed at several music festivals including the Spoleto Festival USA, Sarasota Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and at the Tanglewood Music Center. Her work is featured on Victor Gould's latest jazz album, In Our Time, as well as the 2020 release of Thomas Ades' In Seven Days with Myrios Classics.

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Robert Burkhart, cello - combines a deep commitment to the existing cello repertoire with what The New Yorker magazine calls an "adventurous" spirit in new music. With performance credits at Alice Tully Hall, Bargemusic, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, and The Rose Studio at Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Robert has also appeared as a soloist throughout Japan as a member of the New York Symphonic Ensemble, and been featured in recital on WQXR's "Young Artist Showcase."
At the center of new music in New York, Robert has performed with the American Modern Ensemble, Argento New Music Project, Fireworks Ensemble, Newspeak, and SONYC. Recent collaborations include Uri Caine, Georg Friedrich Haas, Aaron Jay Kernis, Steve Mackey, Joan Tower, Charles Wourinen, and Chen Yi. He has performed the New York premiere of John Harbison's Abu Ghraib for cello and piano, and was the soloist in Augusta Read Thomas's Passion Prayers for cello and chamber ensemble at the New York Times Center.
Robert's major teachers include Paul Tobias at The Mannes College of Music and Uri Vardi at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he has worked with Timothy Eddy, Aldo Parisot, and Janos Starker at festivals and masterclasses. Robert has taught at Juilliard Pre-college, Mannes Prep, Syracuse University, and Music Conservatory of Westchester, and been artist-in-residence at Yale University and the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. His recent CD "20/21: Music for Cello and Piano from the 20th and 21st Centuries," features pianist Blair McMillen and the premiere of a work for cello and piano by composer Andrew Waggoner. Robert's recording of solo Bach on the American Express commercial "Don't Take Chances. Take Charge." has garnered national attention.

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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.

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Praised by The New Yorker for his "forceful yet elegant virtuosity,"Stewart Rose, french horn is one of the preeminent horn players of his generation. He is currently performing as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra horn section and in recent seasons was acting principal with New York City Ballet Orchestra and prior to that, acting associate principal with the New York Philharmonic for two years. He has been guest principal with Philadelphia Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Saito Kinen Orchestra. He has appeared at the Marlboro, Tanglewood, Mostly Mozart, Spoleto, Edinburgh, Chesapeake Music, and Bridgehampton festivals and is a frequent guest with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. A native New Yorker, he began playing with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in the 1980s and has been principal horn with Orchestra of St. Luke's since its inception. He also served as principal horn with New York City Opera at Lincoln Center for 25 years. Mr. Rose's first solo recording, From the Forest, a collection of early classical works for horn and orchestra by Haydn, Telemann, Leopold Mozart, and Christoph Forster with St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, was released on St. Luke's Collection to great critical acclaim. The New York Times noted Stewart Rose for his "remarkable virtuosity, agility and fluency, and his ability to retain the horn's cheery rusticity."

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