Moby Pearson
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Moby Pearson

Brattleboro Music Center offers series of Spring Music Salons

BRATTLEBORO-The Brattleboro Music Center offers a spring lineup of Music Appreciation Salons.

Moby Pearson - violinist, ensemble coach, and orchestra conductor - invites music lovers to enjoy an array of musical treats and opportunities to pick up new perspectives along the way.

As Pearson notes, "Salons are presented in a way that is accessible to all. You don't have to be a musician to attend - open ears are all that is required."

All offerings will be held Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the BMC. Topics are:

• April 11: "Strings!" A vital component of the orchestra, "the string family on its own has a fantastically rich repertoire," says Pearson. From Handel to Holst, Mendelssohn to Mahler, he will sample "some truly lush and marvelous compositions."

• April 25: "Robert Schumann." Schumann was a former law student from Leipzig. In the age of Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Berlioz, Schumann's style stood out "for its yearning and pure passion. For him, composing was a world of fantasy and dreams. To that end, and in a tragically shortened life, he produced a remarkable number of works in all musical genres."

• May 9: "Pops! Salon." This will be a special evening of "favorites from across the centuries and the world." A catered dinner will be offered with all receipts going to Groundworks Collaborative. Participants will hear select recordings of short works from 16 composers ranging from Handel to Shostakovich to Dinicu (who?!).

The suggested donation is $25 per session. Details on the salons will be posted at and reservations are required. To receive information as it becomes available, email [email protected] or call 802-257-4523.

This Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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