Pikes Falls Chamber Festival returns for sixth season

JAMAICA — The sixth season of Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival in the Town Hall in Jamaica will be held from July 26 to Aug. 5.

This year, the festival will again hold a series of evening concerts and a family and community day, including an open mic night.

In addition, festival musicians will bring their concerts to the Jamaica State Park, Townshend, and Brattleboro. This summer, the festival will welcome both the NakedEye Ensemble and Trio Amphion as they present guest concerts throughout the two weeks of the festival.

The first week of the festival features North Country, a world premiere by composer-in-residence Nathan Lincoln-Decusatis. The first week also introduces the Pikes Falls Film Program, curated by artists-in-residence Andrew Brehm and Jennifer Lauren Smith.

The second week of the festival will have creative contributions from former Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea and Vermont Cartoonist Laureate James Kochalka.

In addition to world premieres, a Baroque concert, and electro-classical music, the 2017 festival will include a broad range of repertoire, from Schubert and Brahms to Nielsen and Villa Lobos.

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