Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 4 pm
Chandler Stage
Monday, March 27th, 2017
morning concerts at the Randolph Union High School and in Colchester

(with help from the VYOA)
for students from the Winooski area.
Admission: Free/Goodwill offering

Thursday August 10th, 2017
at 7:00 pm

Open Rehearsal
Chandler Music Hall
Admission: Free

Saturday August 12th, 2017
at 7:30 pm

Schumann, Martinů and Schubert
Chandler Music Hall
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Sunday August 13th, 2017
at 4:00 pm

An Encore Performance
Afternoon concert in Woodstock, VT
Schumann, Martinů and Schubert

Thursday August 17th, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 pm

A Guide to Improvisation and Musicianship with Bob Franceschini, Ray Vega, Fima Ephron and Ben Perowsky
Chandler Music Hall
Admission: Free

Friday August 18th, 2017
at 7:00 pm

Friday Night in the Gallery
a new approach to a festival event

String instrument and bow symposium!
Chandler Music Hall's
Downstairs Gallery
Admission: Free/Goodwill offering

Saturday August 19th, 2017
at 10:30 am

A Special Concert for Kids
Island Time Steel Drums
and a chance for kids to have a hands on musical learning experience
Chandler Music Hall
Admission at the door: $6.00

Saturday August 19th, 2017
at 7:30 pm

Chamber Jazz - a new and different way
to celebrate our 25th anniversary!

Chandler Music Hall
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Sunday August 20th, 2017
at 11:00 am

7th Annual Breakfast with Bach/Baroque Brunch
Orchestral Suite No. 2
in B minor, BWV 1067
and a little something extra
Breakfast at 11:00 am
in the Esther Mesh Room,
Chandler's Upper Gallery
Admission at the door: $10:00
Concert at 12:30 pm in Bethany Church
Admission at the door: Goodwill offering
Food provided by
Three Bean Cafe of Randolph






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



Repertoire from 1993 to present

SONATAS:

Bach - Sonata for Viola da Gamba in G Minor, BWV 1027 (2000)
Beethoven - Cello Sonata #3 in A Major, Op. 69 (2003)
Debussy - Sonata for Violin & Piano in G Minor (1996)
Franck - Sonata in A Major for Cello & Piano (1994)
Rachmaninoff - Sonata for Cello & Piano in G Minor, Op. 19 (2014)
Shostakovich - Sonata in d minor, Op. 40 for Cello & Piano (2008)
Strauss - Sonata for Violin & Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 18 (2010)
Tartini - Sonata for Violin & Piano in G Minor, "Devil's Trill" (2014)

DUOS:

Bartok - Duos for Two Violins (2013)
Beethoven - Duet for Viola & Cello, WoO 32, "Eyeglasses" (1996, 2013)
Berio - Duos for Two Violins (2013)
Hindemith - Duet for Viola & Cello (1996)
Handel-Halvorsen - Passacaglia for Violin & Viola (2010)
Kodaly - Duo for Violin & Cello, Op. 7 (1999)
Martinu - Three Madrigals for Violin & Viola (1993, 2017)
Mozart - Duo for Violin & Viola in B-flatMajor, KV 424 (1999)
Piston - Duo for Viola & Cello (2013)
Prokofiev - Sonata in C Major for Two Violins, Op. 56 (1995)
Ravel - Sonata for Violin and Cello (2001)
Rossini - Duet for Cello & Bass in D Major (2010)
Torrie Zito - Finale from Montauk Suite for two cellos (2003)

STRING TRIOS:

Bach - Selections from the Goldberg Variations for String Trio, Bwv 988 (2004)
Beethoven - Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 9 (2006)
Dohnányi - Serenade in C Major, Op. 10 for Violin, Viola & Cello (1994, 2009)
Dvořák - Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74 for Two Violins and Viola (2006)
Françaix - Trio in C Major (2012)
Kodály - Serenade for Two Violins & Viola, Op. 12 (1993, 2010)
Kodály - Intermezzo for Violin, Viola & Cello (2014)
E J Moeran - Trio in G Major (2011)
Mozart - Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563 (1995)

PIANO TRIOS:

Arensky - Trio in D Minor, Op. 32 (2000)
Beethoven - Trio in G Major, Op. 1, #2 (1993)
Beethoven - Trio in D Major, Op. 70, #1, "Ghost" (1997)
Beethoven - Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, #2 (2007)
Beethoven - Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 "Archduke" (2016)
Beethoven - Trio in B-flat Major for Piano, Clarinet & Cello, Op. 11 (1995)
Brahms - Trio in A Minor, Op. 114 for Clarinet, Cello & Piano (1997)
Brahms - Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87 (2010)
Brahms - Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano, Op. 40 (2013)
Bridge - Phantasie Trio in C Major (2004)
Bruch - Selections from 8 Pieces, Op. 83 for Clarinet, Viola & Piano (1996)
Dvořák - Trio in F Minor, Op. 65 (1995)
Haydn - Trio in E-flat Major, Hob. XV: 29 (1999)
Haydn - Trio in G Major, Hob.XV: 25 "Gypsy Rondo" (2007)
Mendelssohn - Trio in D Minor, Op. 49 (2005)
Joachim Raff - Trio No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 155 (2007)
Reger - Trio for Violin, Viola & Piano in B Minor, Op. 2 (2002)
Schubert - Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 99, D898 (2009)
Schumann - Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63 (2001)
Shostakovich - Trio in E Minor, Op. 67 (1998)
Smetana - Trio in G Minor, Op. 15 (2002, 2014)
Stravinsky - L'Histoire Du Soldat - Trio Version (1997)

STRING QUARTETS:

Beethoven - Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, #2 (1999)
Beethoven - Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, #4 (2014)
Beethoven - Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, "Razumovsky" (2001)
Bridge - Three Idylls for Quartet (1994)
Bruch - Quartet No. 1, Op. 9 (2013)
Debussy - Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10 (1998, 2014, 2017)
Dvořák - Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 51 (1999)
Dvořák - Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 "American" (2016)
Gershwin - Lullaby (2016) Haydn - Quartet in G Minor, Op. 20, #3 (1993)
Haydn - Quartet in G Major, Op. 17, #5 (2002)
Haydn - Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, #4 "Sunrise" (2004)
Jerome Kern - from 6 Songs, arranged by the composer and scored by Charles Miller (2017)
Mendelssohn - Quartet No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 44, #3 (1996)
Piazzolla - Four for Tango (1998, 2017)
Puccini - Crisantemi (2000)
Schubert - Quartettsatz, Op. Posth., D. 703 (1995)
Schubert - Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden" (2005)
Schubert - Quartet #15 in G Major, D. 887 (2011)
Shostakovich - Quartet No. 8 in C Minor (2001)
Strauss - Quartet in A Major, Op. 2 (2016)
Suk - Meditation on the Old Hymn "St. Wenceslas" Op. 35a (1997)
Verdi - Quartet in E Minor (2002)
Wolf - Italian Serenade in G Major (2001)
Webern - Langsammer Satz (2008)

PIANO QUARTETS:

Brahms - Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25 (1996, 2016)
Brahms - Quartet in C Minor Op. 60 (2005)
Brahms - Quartet in A, Op. 26 (2007)
Chausson - Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 30 (2009)
Dvořák - Quartet No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 87 (2000)
Fauré - Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15 (1994)
Fauré - Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45 (2006)
Arthur Foote - Piano Quartet in C Major, Op. 23 (2008)
Mahler - Quartet in a (1995)
Mendelssohn - Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 1 (2009)
Mozart - Quartet #1 in G Minor, K. 478 (1994)
Mozart - Quartet in E-flat Major, K 493 (2002)
Saint-Saëns - Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 41 (2012)
Schubert - Adagio & Rondo (1996)
Schumann - Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47 (1993, 2011)
Suk - Quartet in a, Op. 1 (2011)
Turina - Quartet in a, Op. 67 (2003)

QUINTETS:

Brahms - Quintet in B Minor for Clarinet and String Quartet, Op. 115 (1995)
Brahms - Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 (2003)
Brahms - Quintet in G major, Op. 111 for 2 Violins, 2 Violas & Cello (2015)
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - Quintet for Clarinet and Strings (2006)
Dohnányi - Piano Quintet in C Minor, Op. 1 (2001)
Dvořák - Piano Quintet in A Major, Op 81 (2004)
Dvořák - String Quintet in G Minor, Op. 77 (2010)
Elgar - Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84 (1999)
Glazunov - String Quintet in A Major, Op. 39 (2011)
Mendelssohn - Quintet in A Major, Op. 18 for two violins, two violas and cello (2004)
Mozart - Quintet in D Major, K. 593 for 2 Violins, 2 Violas & Cello (1997)
Mozart - Quintet in G Minor, K 516 for 2 Violins, 2 Violas & Cello (2003)
Mozart - Quintet in C Major, K. 515 (2015)
Mozart - Quintet for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola and Cello in A Major, K. 581 (2006)
Novák - Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 12 (2006)
Schubert - Quintet in A Major, D. 667, "the Trout" (1993, 2017)
Schubert - Quintet in C Major, D. 956 for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos (1997, 2010)
Schumann - Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 (1998)
Shostakovich - Piano Quintet, Op. 57 (1994, 2007)
Vaughan Williams - Phantasy Quintet for two violins, two violas and cello (2004)

OTHER:

Arensky - String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 35 for Violin, Viola & 2 Cellos (2008)
Bach - Pastorale for Cello & Piano (1997)
Bach - Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A Major, BWV 1055 (2002)
Bach - Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 (2011)
Bach - Cantata BWV 36 (2012)
Bach - Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043 (2013)
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048 (2014)
Beethoven - Serenade in D Major, Op. 25 for Flute, Violin & Viola (2008)
Brahms - Sextet in G Major, Op. 36 (1998)
Brahms - Sextet in B-flat Major, Op. 18 (2008)
Britten - Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2 (2012)
Luening - Divertimento for Oboe, Violin, Viola & Cello (2002)
Kahn - Sieben Lieder aus "Jungbrunnen" (Heyse), Op. 46 (2005)
Korngold - String Sextet in D Major, Op. 10 (2003)
Mendelssohn - Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (2000)
Moszkowski - Suite, Op. 71 for Two Violins and Piano (2009)
Prokofiev - Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34 (1996)
Respighi - Il Tramonto for Mezzo Sopprano and String Quartet (2014)
Sarasate - Navarra (danza espagnola), Op. 33 (2013)
Schoenberg - Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4 (2000)
Schumann - Fantasy Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 73 (2017)
Shostakovich - Five Pieces for Two Violins & Piano (2013)
Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 (1998)
Vivaldi - Concerto for 2 Cellos in G Minor, RV 531 (2014)
Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras #1 for Eight Cellos (2015)
Zito - Finale from the Montauk Suite for two Cellos (2003)
Russian Gypsy Music for Violin & Guitar (1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006)
Selections for Cello and Piano "From the Family" (2005)
- Gustav Hollaender, Schumann (Arr. by Ernest H. Sanders)
Music from the Celtic American Traditions for Fiddle and Accordion (2003)
Music of the classic Scottish violin masters for Violin and Piano (2007)
Crypto-Judaica: Mysteries of the Sephardim (2008)
Le Bon Vent (2005)
Music from Monticello (2010)
The Sixth Floor Trio (2011)
Island Time Steel Band (2013, 2017)
A Cello-bration! (2015)
Jeremiah & Annemieke McLane - Accordion & Piano (2014, 2016)
All-star Jazz Quartet - music drawn from three amazing jazz recordings by Chet Baker (Chet Baker with Strings) and Stan Getz (Cool Velvet & West Coast Live) as well as some originals. (2017)

Artists from 1993 to present

VIOLIN:

Shirien Taylor (1993), Adela Peña (1993-98, 2000, 2005-11, 2013, 2015, 2017) Aloysia Friedmann (1993-94), Basia Danilow (1995-2017), Jeff Multer (1998-99, 2001, 2004), Claire Jolivet (1999), Cenovia Cummins (2000), Erica Kiesewetter (2000-04), Christoph Franzgrote (2001), Robin Zeh (2003-05), Krystof Witek (2003), Arturo Delmoni (2004-2016), Michael Roth (2005, 2010-2012, 2014-15), Kathryn Caswell (2008), Roy Lewis (2010), Cyrus Beroukhim (2010-2013), Annaliesa Place (2011), Deborah Buck (2012), Louise Owen (2012), Joanna Maurer (2014, 2016), Derek Ratzenboeck (2016-17)

VIOLA:

Aloysia Friedmann (1993, 2000), Maria Lambros Kannen (1993), Rachel Evans (1994), David Cerutti (1995-2005, 2007-09, 2011, 2013, 2015), Leslie Tomkins (1997-98, 2006, 2008), Ronald Carbone (1998-99), Katherine Anderson (2000, 2012), Kevin Roy (2001-02, 2004), Stefanie Taylor (2001), Lois Martin (2002-2003), Ah Ling Neu (2003), Nardo Poy (2003, 2006), Calvin Wiersma (2004), Arturo Delmoni (2005, 2008-10, 2013, 2016-17), Kathleen Foster (2005), Danielle Farina (2006, 2010), Cyrus Beroukhim (2010, 2012), Michael Roth (2011, 2016-17), Leslie Tomkins (2011), Kathryn Lockwood (2012-2013, 2015, 2017), Rita Porfiris (2014)

CELLO:

Peter Sanders (1993-2017), Erik Friedlander (1997), Myron Lutzke (1998), Mary Wooten (1999), Roger Shell (2000), Frederick Zlotkin (2003), Adam Grabois (2008), Greg Heffernan (2010), Alistair MacRae (2011), Hannah Holman (2015), Chris Finckel (2015), Jeffrey Zeigler (2015)

DOUBLE BASS:

Ron Wasserman (1993), Roger Wagner (2010), David Mercier (2017)

CLARINET:

Owen Kotler (1995-97), Alan Kay (2006)

VOICE:

Martin Dillon (2005), Marjorie Drysdale - Mezzo Soprano (2012, 2014)

NARRATOR:

Charlie McMeekin (2007-08)

PIANO:

Steven Masi (1993-99), Jon Kimura Parker (2000), Nancy McDill (2000), Nelson Padgett (2001), Albert Stanziano (2001-02, 2007), Michael Boriskin (2003-04, 2006). Cameron Grant (2005, 2007-08, 2010), Susie Petrov (2007), Christopher Oldfather (2008), Susan Walters (2009), Jeewon Park (2009, 2011), Thomas Schmidt (2012), Jung Lin (2013-2014), Adrienne Kim (2017)

GUITAR:

Victor Keremedjiev (1998-99, 2001, 2004, 2006), Steve Gibb (2008)

OBOE:

Randall Wolfgang (2002, 2012)

HORN:

Ellen Dinwiddie Smith (2013)

FLUTE:

Karen Kevra (2008)

FIDDLE:

Paul Woodiel (2003-04, 2007-10)

ACCORDION:

Jeremiah McLane (2003-05, 2008-10)

BANJO:

Pete Sutherland (2010)

PERCUSSION:

James "Noodles" Neglia (2003), Vincent Livolsi (2003), Yousif Sheronick (2012-2013)

CONDUCTOR:

Jeffrey Domoto (2012-15), Yutaka Kono (2016-17)

CHORUS:

Sounding Joy! Marjorie Drysdale, Artistic Director (2012)

SPECIAL ENSEMBLES:

Sixth Floor Trio (2011), LARK Quartet (2012), duoJalal (2013), Island Time Steel Band (2013, 2017), Vermont Youth Orchestra Artists (2013-17), Jeremiah McLane & Annemieke Spoelstra (2014, 2016), All-Star Jazz Quartet - Bob Franceschini / Sax, Ray Vega / Trumpet, Fima Ephron / Bass, Ben Perowsky / Drums (2017), Guy Rabut - Luthier (2017), Eben Bodach-Turner - Bow Maker (2017)