CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Sunday, February
BRATTLEBORO In Stile Moderno performs with Seven Times Salt: This concert explores the many guises of the ground bass, from "Greensleeves" to "La Follia" and beyond. As the Renaissance era gave way to the early Baroque, music from English consorts and Italian dances to Spanish divisions and broadside ballads all relied on grounds-repeating bass lines as a common currency in a time of dramatic musical change. You'll hear favorite pieces from this beloved genre, ranging from traditional grounds such as the rustic bergamasca, the lively ciaconna, and the mournful passacaglia, to the complex and elevated ground-bass writing of Henry Purcell. Also works by Monteverdi, Lawes, Marini, Ortiz, selections from the Division Violin and the English Dancing Master, and original arrangements by Chicago-based violinist David Douglass, with whom In Stile Moderno premiered this program in 2005. Karen Burciaga, violin, guitar, voice; Dan Meyers, recorder, flute, percussion, voice; David Miller, bass viol, voice; Matthew Wright, lute, bandora, voice. Guest ensemble In Stile Moderno: Agnes Coakley Cox, soprano & percussion, and Nathaniel Cox, cornetto & theorbo. 5 - 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $10 to $20. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523, www.seventimessalt.com.
BRATTLEBORO Retreat Farm - Winter Playground: Winter adventure awaits! Join us on the Farm for guided snowshoe walks, campfires with homemade marshmallows, face painting, Abenaki storytelling, farm animals, and more. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Varies. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Information: www.retreatfarm.org/winterplayground.
BRATTLEBORO Micro-Grant Dinner - EAT (Enhancing the Arts Together!): The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and The Porch Too are teaming up for arts philanthropy. Up to 80 dinner guests will enjoy soup, salad, and dessert and help decide which local art projects will receive the proceeds from the dinner. Based on similar programs around the world, EAT! (Enhancing the Arts Together!) micro-grant dinners are designed to enhance the vitality of art, artists, and communities by generating grassroots funding for local art projects and fostering collaborative decision-making. Dinner guests will review and discuss the micro-grant applications submitted in advance and vote for one or more projects to receive the night's proceeds. For every $6 received in admission fees, $5 will be awarded to the winning project or projects, and $1 will go to BMAC to cover expenses. 6 p.m. $12 ($6 for children 12 and under). Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Tickets to dinner or to submit a grant application: 802-257-0124, ext. 101, brattleboromuseum.org.