• THE LARAMIE PROJECT

    January 26, 2019 SATURDAY 7:30 PMChandler Music Hall

    On October 7, 1998, young Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard was brutally attacked, tied to a fence outside of Laramie, Wyoming, and left to die because he was gay. In the weeks following his death on October 12th, Moises Kaufmans young NYC-based Tectonic Theatre Company traveled to Laramie to begin answering a central question raised by this tragedy: how would Laramie change as a result of Matthews death? The companys work on this project encompassed 18 months of interviews of over 200 ...

  • THE CAMPBELL BROTHERS

    February 1, 2019 FRIDAY 7:30 PMChandler Music Hall

    The Campbell Brothers mine a rich vein of music from the African-American gospel repertoire, albeit with a rollicking twist: the growling, wailing, shouting, singing, swinging voice of the steel guitar as youve never heard it before. Pedal steel guitar master Chuck Campbell, a National Heritage Fellowship award winner for his contributions to preserving the legacy of African-American music, and his lap steel-playing brother Darick are two of the finest exponents of this vital but little-known...

  • MAPLE JAM

    February 15, 2019 FRIDAY 7:30 PMChandler Music Hall

    Vermonts own a cappella jazz septet, Maple Jam wowed a Chandler audience in September 2017, openign for vocal music legends the Persuasions. The snazzy vocal masters return to warm up a winters eve with jazzy vocal sounds, spotlighting classic love songs in honor of Valentines Day.

  • MINI MUD 2019

    March 8, 2019 FRIDAY 7:00 PMChandler Music Hall

    Now well into its second decade, the annual event affectionately known simply as "Mini Mud" has become a community institution, celebrating the talent of youths from across the region in song, dance, theater, and other surprises. The performers range in age from 6-18. An audition for the Mini Mud Youth Variety Show is set for Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

  • NATALIE MACMASTER AND DONNELL LEAHY

    March 16, 2019 SATURDAY 7:30 PMChandler Music Hall

    Longtime Chandler favorites Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy continue to bring their fans on a musical and personal journey. For this special visit to Vermont on St. Patricks Day weekend, theyll feature their children alongside dancers and singers from the Celtic-flavored traditions of their Cape Breton and Ontario homelands. This spirited evening highlights the unique talents, influences, and stories of the first family of traditional fiddling through dancing, singing, and, of course, wor...

  • NEW BLACK EAGLE JAZZ BAND

    March 23, 2019 SATURDAY 7:30 PMChandler Music Hall

    Fixtures on the international jazz scene for nearly 50 years, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band returns to Chandler Music Hall, bringing the high-spirited sounds of traditional New Orleans jazz to springtime in Vermont. Masters of the music of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Cole Porter, and the signature blues and rags of the Jazz Era, the "Black Eagles" are revered worldwide as "the Keepers of the Flame."

  • LOUDON WAINWRIGHT, SUZZY ROCHE, AND LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE: A

    March 29, 2019 FRIDAY 7:30 PMChandler Music Hall

    Enjoy an evening of thoughtful songs and familial harmonies with Grammy-Award winning song crafter Loudon Wainwright III, teamed with his "ex", acclaimed songwriter Suzzy Roche of the enchanting folk sister act, The Roches, and their daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche, a stellar songmaker in her own wright. Loudon dropped out of college to partake of San Franciscos fabled "Summer of Love" and wrote his first song in 1968. His colorful, satiric, and often confessional takes on life have been recor...

  • THE LADIES OF LAUGHTER: FUNNY AND FABULOUS

    April 6, 2019 SATURDAY 7:30 PMChandler Music Hall

    The Ladies of Laughter features four of the nations hottest established and emerging standup comics, spotlighting the diverse styles of humor of Americas funniest women. Host comic Kelly McFarland has headlined the Boston Womens Comedy Festival and appeared on televisions Last Comic Standing and Gotham Comedy Live! Leighann Lord offers up smart, sexy, savvy humor, inspired by the brilliance of Rita Rudner and the late, great George Carlin. Leighann won a NYC Black Comedy Award for the most th...

  • SELDOM SCENE

    April 12, 2019 FRIDAY 7:30 PMChandler Music Hall

    It has been 40 years since they began playing together at weekly jam sessions in band founder Ben Eldridges Maryland basement. The Seldom Scene have evolved to become one of the greatest contributors to the progressive bluegrass sound, drawing both longtime fans and passionate new audiences to the music. Their performances feature a head-spinning mix of bluegrass-inflected country, rock, and pop hits thats truly "seldom seen" anywhere--except, of course, at one of their memorable concerts. To...

  • LOW LILY

    April 26, 2019 FRIDAY 7:30 PMChandler Music Hall

    With meticulous vocals and superb instrumental acument, Low Lily plays acoustic music that is deeply rooted in tradition yet sounds refreshingly contemporary. The bands signature blend is rooted in Celtic traditions and the folk music of the rural South. Flynn Cohens deft flatpicking on guitar and mandolin weaves seamlessly with Lissa Schneckenburgers formidable fiddle-playing, all grounded by Liz Simmons percussive rhythm guitar. Rock-solid double bassist Corey DiMario often joins the core t...

  • DELLA MAE

    May 3, 2019 FRIDAY 7:30 PMChandler Music Hall

    The Grammy-nominated Della Mae has established a reputation as a charismatic, hard-touring live act, building a large and enthusiastic fan base while racking up massive amounts of critical acclaim. Sensitive yet assertive, these versatile instrumentalists and vocalists draw from a bottomless well of roots influences to create vibrantly original music that explores timeless lyrical truths. Their unmistakably contemporary relevance places them alongside such tradition- and socially-conscious yo...

  • SIMONE DINNERSTEIN

    May 4, 2019 SATURDAY 7:30 PMChandler Music Hall

    Gnossierennes is a word coined by composer Erik Satie. Perhaps it refers to Gnosticism? Perhaps the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur in the labyringh at Knossos on Crete? Chandler favorite Simone Dinnerstein performs works by Couperin, Glass, Satie, and Schumann. Whether songful and contemplative or dizzingly exuberant, Dinnerstein and each composer trace the inward working of a musical maze and connect the two thought-provoking definitions.

  • THE NEXT GENERATION 2019

    May 17, 2019 FRIDAY 7:30 PMChandler Music Hall

    Young classical musicians from high schools and home schools throughout Vermont and the Upper Valley will share their artistry in Chandlers annual youth concert, inspired by National Public Radios From the Top program. For this performance, the areas leading music teachers recommend students who deserve special recognition. A competitive audition for The Next Generation is set for Sunday, April 7, 2019.

  • MENDELSSOHN, BRAHMS, AND ERNEST SANDERS

    August 17, 2019 SATURDAY 7:30 PMChandler Music Hall

    Viola Quintets by Mendelssohn and Brahms and an arrangement by Ernest H. Sanders for String Quartet of an anonymous vocal work from the 13th century, Ave Maria.

  • BIG GALUTE

    August 21, 2019 WEDNESDAY 7:30 PMChandler Music Hall

    A first for the festival, make your plans now to enjoy this fabulous group! Bug Galute performs a unique repertoire of Jewish and Jewish-themed music spanning five continents and six centuries, including Klezmer originals, tango, and works of Salamone Rossi, Shostakovich, Brahms and Mahler.

  • AN EVENING OF BEETHOVEN

    August 24, 2019 SATURDAY 7:30 PMChandler Music Hall

    All Beethoven will conclude our 27th Season of Standards. Early, mid and late Beethoven with a Violin Sonata, Cello Sonata, and the "Ghost" Piano Trio.