2016-2017 Performing Arts Series Programs

Rodney King
Roger Guenveur Smith

History, poetry, and tragedy collide when stage and film actor Roger Guenveur Smith (American Gangster, Malcolm X) tackles the thorny odyssey of Rodney King, caught in the glare of the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality that ignited the 1992 L.A. riots. In this riveting performance, Smith offers a meditation on a flawed, good-hearted man and reveals America's endlessly complicated relationship with its racial past and present. "Roger Guenveur Smith gets it all and gets it brilliantly"— New York Times.

Legends of Kintamani

BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 68, BB 76

Bot tánc / Jocul cu bâtă (Stick Dance)
Brâul (Sash Dance)
Topogó / Pe loc (In One Spot)
Bucsumí tánc / Buciumeana (Dance from Bucsum)
Román polka / Poarga Românească (Romanian Polka)
Aprózó / Mărunțel (Fast Dance)

FRANCK Quatre Pieces Brèves (Four Short Pieces)
Orchestrated by Henri Büsser

Trés lent
Andantino poco allegretto
Poco lento
Molto moderato

Burlington Chamber Orchestra
Yutaka Kono, conductor


SU LIAN TAN Legends of Kintamani
 (Vermont premiere)


Burlington Chamber Orchestra
Darrett Adkins, cello
Evan Bennett, conductor

Belcea Quartet

Corina Belcea, violin
Axel Schacher, violin
Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola
Antoine Lederlin, cello

SCHUBERT Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 125, No. 1, D. 87

Allegro moderato
Scherzo & Trio. Prestissimo

BRAHMS Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

Allegro non troppo
Andante moderato
Quasi minuetto, moderato - Allegretto vivace
Finale. Allegro non assai


SCHUBERT Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”

Andante con moto
Scherzo & Trio, Allegro molto

Imogen Cooper, piano

BEETHOVEN Bagatelles, Op. 33

No. 1 in E flat major. Andante grazioso quasi allegretto
No. 2 in C major. Scherzo. Allegro
No. 3 in F major. Allegretto
No. 4 in A major. Andante
No. 5 in C major. Allegro ma non troppo
No. 6 in D major. Allegretto quasi andante
No. 7 in A flat major. Presto

SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 

  1. Tanze in G major. Lebhaft
  2. Tanze in B minor. Innig
  3. Tanze in G major. Mit humor. Etwas hahnbuchen/Schneller
  4. Tanze in B minor. Ungeduldig
  5. Tanze in D major. Einfach
  6. Tanze in D minor. Sehr rasch und in sich hinein
  7. Tanze in G minor. Nicht schnell, Mis äusserst starker Empfindung
  8. Tanze in C minor. Frisch
  9. Tanze in C major. Lebhaft
  10. Tanze in D minor. Balladenmässig, Sehr rash
  11. Tanze in D major. Einfach
  12. Tanze in E minor. Mit humor
  13. Tanze in B minor/B major. Wild und lustig
  14. Tanze in E flat major. Zart und singend
  15. Tanze in B flat major. Frisch
  16. Tanze in G major/B minor. Mit gutem Humor
  17. Tanze in B major/B minor. Wie aus der Ferne
  18. Tanze in C major. Nicht schnell


DE FALLA Homenaje ("pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy")
DEBUSSY Soirées dans Grenade (from Estampes)
DEBUSSY La Puerta del Vino (from Preludes Book 2)
ALBENIZ El Albaicin (from Iberia Book 3 )

ALBENIZ (from Iberia Book 1)
El Puerto
Fête-Dieu à Seville (Corpus Christi en Sevilla)

Sophie Shao and Friends 

Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Dimitri Murrath, 
Sophie Shao, cello
Gloria Chien, piano

BEETHOVEN String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9/3

Allegro con spirito
Adagio con espressione
Scherzo. Allegro molto e vivace
Finale. Presto

SCHUMANN Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80

Sehr lebhaft
Mit innigem Ausdruck - Lebhaft
In mässiger Bewegung
Nicht zu rasch


DVORAK Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87

Allegro con fuoco
Allegro moderato, grazioso
Finale. Allegro, ma non troppo


Kiya Tabassian, setar & vocals
Pierre-Yves Martel, viola da gamba
Patrick Graham, percussion

Program change:

Constantinople has adjusted their concert program to include music that celebrates the Persian, Mediterranean, and Baroque traditions, adding the Turkish kanun to the mix of instruments.

(Due to international visa complications, kora player Ablaye Cissoko will be unable to join us.)

They will perform works from “Passages,” their journey into the crossroads of the Mediterranean, featuring new and ancient sounds performed by four master musicians from Iran, Turkey and Canada.

They will also treat us to works from their program “Versailles to Topkapı: Echoes of the Baroque Palaces,” blending the music from the Court of Versailles and that of Topkapı Palace, the sophisticated court of Istanbul’s Ottoman sultans.

NEW: Constantinople will also offer a lecture/demonstration on their music, instruments, and collaborations--with guest lecturer Didem Başar, kanun--before the concert, at 7:00 PM in Robison Hall.

Jean-Michel Pilc, 
jazz piano

Pilc will perform a solo jazz piano program to be announced from the stage.

Solo piano has always played a central part in Pilc's musical life. "What is this thing called?" is his most recent release. The concept is not new, but it is pretty unique in jazz: a set of variations on a same theme, in this case Cole Porter's "What is this thing called love." Mostly improvised and covering all the wide range and spectrum of Jean-Michel's piano playing, from intimate lyricism to breathtaking virtuosity, the short pieces develop organically to tell a consistent and captivating story. As always with Jean-Michel, the listener is sent on a trip made of unexpected landscapes and powerful emotions.

Morgenstern Piano Trio

Catherine Klipfel, piano
Stefan Hempel, violin
Emanuel Wehse, cello


Allegro animato
Allegro vivace
Trés animé

JALBERT Piano Trio No. 2

I. Mysterious, nocturnal, desolate
II. Agitated, relentless


RAVEL Piano Trio A Minor

Pantoum. Assez vite 
Passacaille. Très large
Final. Animé 

Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait
Music by Jenny Scheinman
Film by Finn Taylor
All footage shot between 1936-42 by H. Lee Waters

Jenny Scheinman — composer, arranger, violin, vocals
Robbie Fulks — guitar, banjo, vocals
Robbie Gjersoe — resonator guitar, baritone electric guitar, vocals
Rick LeCompte — film editor
Trevor Jolly — Sound Designer

About the performance: 

In this new project commissioned by Duke Performances, acclaimed composer, singer, and violinist, Jenny Scheinman invites us into the captivating visual world of Depression-era filmmaker, H. Lee Waters. From 1936-42, Waters documented over 118 towns in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Tennessee in a collection he called "Movies of Local People." Waters travelled from town to town, filming people going about their lives in the small town South, then worked with local movie theaters to screen his silent shorts, inviting his subjects for a wholly novel experience—to see themselves on the silver screen, alongside Groucho Marx, Alfred Hitchcock, and the Hollywood stars of the time.

With Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait, Scheinman offers her original live score to Waters' footage, masterfully reworked into a new film by director Finn Taylor with editor Rick LaCompte. Scheinman and her musical sidemen—Robbie Fulks and Robbie Gjersoe—create a soundtrack of new folksongs, fiddle music, and field sounds to accompany this fascinating footage. The humanity in these images bares a transcendent, universal quality that speaks to any community as much as to the Piedmont region where it was filmed.

Doric String Quartet

Alex Redington, violin
Jonathan Stone, violin
Hélène Clément, viola
John Myerscough, cello

MENDELSSOHN Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12

Adagio non troppo – Allegro non tardante
Canzonetta. Allegretto
Andante espressivo
Molto allegro e vivace

BERG Lyric Suite

Allegro gioviale
Andante amoroso
Allegro mysterioso
Adagio appassionato
Presto delirando
Largo desolato


SCHUBERT Quartet in G Major, D.887

Allegro molto moderato
Andante un poco moto
Scherzo. Allegro vivace — Trio. Allegretto
Allegro assai

Maree ReMalia | merrygogo

The Ubiquitous Mass of Us 

Created by: Maree ReMalia in collaboration with the artists and performers
Performers: To be announced
Sound Design: David Bernabo
Set Design: Blaine Siegel
Costume Stylist: Rachel Vallozzi
Lighting Design: Katie Jordan
Text: Gaston Bachelard, Corydan Ireland, Deborah Jowitt, Nicole Krauss, Starhawk, Elizabeth Streb
Videography: David Bernabo, Louis Cappa, Jeremy Fleischman, Paul Kruse
Premiere: June 14, 2014 New Hazlett Theater's inaugural CSA Performance Series

About the performance:

The Ubiquitous Mass of Us is an interdisciplinary performance work created over three intensive rehearsal periods throughout 2013-2014. In this escalating journey, with a hint of other worldliness, we question the bounds of our identities and the way we take up space – Who are we as individuals? Who are we together? How far beyond what we conceive of ourselves can we go? What are the myriad ways in which we inhabit space? What are the visible and invisible boundaries we create? How are these questions impacted by and connected to contemporary issues in a larger context? Here, we bare the complexity of our individual and collective identities through a broad range of physicality and newly discovered expressions that explore the liminal zones and hard lines between.

Running time: 50 minutes

Paul Lewis, piano

BACH Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825

Menuet I
Menuet II

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op.7

Allegro molto e con brio
Largo, con gran espressione
Rondo. Poco allegretto e grazioso


CHOPIN 3 Waltzes

Waltz in A Minor, Op.34, No.2
Waltz in F Minor, Op.70, No.2
Waltz in D-flat Major, Op.64, No.1 "Minute Waltz"

WEBER Piano Sonata No. 2 in A-flat Major, J199

Allegro con spirito ed assai legato
Andante. Ben tenuto
Menuetto capriccioso. Presto assai
Rondo. Moderato e molto grazioso

Brentano String Quatet

Misha Amory, viola
Serena Canin, violin
Nina Lee, cello
Mark Steinberg, violin

Mark Wing-Davey, recorded reader

BACH Art of Fugue, BWV 1080

Reading: Fugue, by Thomas Carper

Contrapunctus I
Contrapunctus II
Contrapunctus III

Reading: From Juan Gris—on Cubism, by Christopher Green

Contrapunctus IV
Canon alla duodecima in contrapuncto alla quinta
Contrapunctus V
Contrapunctus VI (in stylo Francese)

Reading: From The DNA Molecule, by May Swenson

Contrapunctus VII (per augmentationem et diminutionem)
Canon alla decima contrapuncto alla terza
Contrapunctus X (alla decima)
Contrapunctus IX (alla duodecima)

The Art of Fugue: A Short Play by Itamar Moses (b. 1977)


Reading: From Ode to the Fugue, by Alexander Nayberg

Contrapunctus VIII
Canon alla ottava
Contrapunctus XI
Contrapunctus XIIa (rectus)

Reading: From Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll

Contrapunctus XIIb (inversus)
Contrapunctus XIIIa (rectus)
Contrapunctus XIIIb (inversus)
Canon per augmentationem in contrario motu

Reading: From Cosmos, by Carl Sagan

Fuga a 3, Soggetti (Contrapunctus XIV)

Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Gil Kalish, piano

Program subject to change


Im Frühling

Gretchen am Spinnrade
Lied der Mignon (Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt)
Rastlose Liebe

JANÁČEK Excerpts from In the Mists (performed by Mr. Kalish)

I. Andante
IV. Presto

RAVEL Histoires Naturelles

Le paon
Le grillon
Le cygne
Le martin-pêcheur
La pintade



June Twilight
Infant Joy
The Tiger
A Dream
The Cloths of Heaven


Fekete föd
Annyi bánat a szüvemen
Régi keserves​
Eddig való dolgom ​​
'Hatforintos' nóta


Black Max
Toothbrush time

Mahaney Arts Center
Middlebury College
South Main St./Route 30 South
72 Porter Field Rd.
Middlebury, VT 05753
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