2019-20 Concert Season
It saddens me to inform you that due to the spread of Coronavirus, we have canceled our April 25 and 26 20th-Anniversary Concerts. We hope to reschedule these concerts for a later date.
If you have subscription tickets or have already purchased tickets to either of these concerts, please contact us. We can either issue a refund or we can convert this into a donation. Please let us know your preference.
We are deeply grateful for your support of Capital City Concerts now and over these past twenty years.
Because we want to stay connected, I will send links for weekly playlists featuring beloved Capital City Concerts performers. If you know of friends who might appreciate being included, have them reach out to us. We hope to sustain you in the this small way until we are able to joyfully and robustly meet again in the concert hall.
Please stay well and safe.
With deep musical kinship,
Founder and Artistic Director
One of our audience members sent me this poignant message yesterday which I wanted to share with you:
"We are fortunate for what we have mutually experienced. I suspect that because of what we are now losing, what we discover when this is over, will be even more greatly appreciated."
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At the Door
Tickets are available for purchase at the door 45 minutes prior to concert's start.
$15 student (18 and younger)
$15 reduced income
Purchases made via credit cards will incur a $1 per ticket surcharge.
Past concerts of the season
Paris Piano Trio
Two different programs, not a repeat performance
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. – Masterclass, Unitarian Church of Montpelier
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. - Concert, Unitarian Church of Montpelier
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. – Concert, Unitarian Church of Montpelier
Régis Pasquier–violin | Roland Pidoux–cello | Jean-Claude Pennetier–piano
The legendary Paris Piano Trio returns for the first time in nearly a decade for what will likely be their last US tour. The three extraordinary musicians, who met as students at the Paris Conservatory, went on to teach there until their recent retirements. This concert marks the 30th anniversary of their first US tour.
Over two concerts, they will perform trios of Ravel, Brahms, Shostakovich, Mozart, Schubert, and Beethoven's "Archduke"Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97. Widely considered to be one of the finest chamber ensembles in the world, this is chamber music as good as it gets!
Saturday, March 7, 7:30PM
Mozart, Piano Trio No. 4 in E major, K. 542
Beethoven, “Archduke” Trio, Op. 97
Ravel, Trio in A minor
Sunday, March 8, 3:00PM
Shostakovich, Trio in E minor, Op. 67
Brahms, Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87
Schubert, Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 99
Richard Riley, Conductor
Hyunah Yu–soprano, Steven Paul Spears–tenor, Nathaniel Sullivan–baritone, Karen Kevra–flute, Randall Wolfgang–oboe, Laurie Smukler–violin
On the heels of last season's extraordinarily successful Magnificat performance we are bringing another big Bach concert to Montpelier and Burlington. "Sleepers Awake!” (Wachet Auf, BWV 140) is perhaps the most beloved of Bach's cantatas. World-class singer soloists, a chorus, and a professional orchestra composed of Vermont musicians with players from the New York City Ballet and Opera Orchestras, Mostly Mozart, and the Orchestra of Saint Luke's will be directed by Richard Riley. Other works on the program include a selection of arias featuring each vocal soloist and the motet Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden, BWV 230. Violinist Laurie Smukler will be the soloist in Bach's resplendent Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041.
Pictures at an Exhibition
Music Inspired by Art
Jeffrey Chappell-piano, Karen Kevra–flute
Washington, D.C., pianist Jeffrey Chappell returned for a unique concert to perform Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. For this multimedia concert, area students created original artwork based on the ten descriptive movements of Mussorgsky's masterpiece. Their images depict movements such as Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells, The Marketplace at Limoges, The Great Gate of Kiev, and Catacombs, which were projected above the stage in sync with the music. Flutist Karen Kevra joined Chappell in works by Koechlin, featuring images from retired National Geographic photographer James Blair's collection Our Threatened Inheritance.