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The Arts

Music Center, Retreat Farm begin free summer concert series

For more information or to purchase tickets for the September concert, call the BMC at 802-257-4523, visit bmcvt.org, or stop by the Center at 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Series sponsors are Against the Grain Gourmet and Vermont State Employee Credit Union.

BRATTLEBORO—The Brattleboro Music Center and Retreat Farm “Music Under the Stars” concert series features the BMC Brass Quintet on Saturday, July 13.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m., with the free concert starting at 7:30 p.m. at Retreat Farm, located at 45 Farmhouse Square (next to Grafton Village Cheese).

The BMC Brass Quintet includes Rob Freeberg and Melissa Griffin, both on trumpet and flugelhorn; Karen Horton on French horn; Riley Goodemote on trombone; and Susan Lemei on the tuba.

The group will play a variety of music arranged for Brass quintet, ranging from classic Baroque to popular and jazz pieces. Featured will be selections from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.

The series continues Aug. 17 with a performance by Becky Tracy and Keith Murphy and concludes with a performance by the Windham Orchestra Sept. 28 to celebrate the fall equinox and the Orchestra’s 50th anniversary.

Concertgoers are free to spread out blankets and lawn chairs on the green at Farmhouse Square. Attendees can bring their own picnic dinner or choose from an array of food truck fare and creemees from the Farm Shop.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #518 (Wednesday, July 10, 2019). This story appeared on page B2.

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