Grafton Music Festival to Continue OPEN EARS, 8/19

Grafton Music Festival to Continue OPEN EARS, 8/19

Grafton Music Festival continues its free educational "Open Ears" program on Tuesday, August 19 at 7 p.m. in the living room of "White Gates" which is one of the guesthouses of the Grafton Inn. The format will be intimate like a mini-concert, mini-lecture, with professional experts performing and talking about an aspect of music.

The focus will be on three string instruments: the violin, viola and cello. Violinist Megumi Stohs Lewis, violist Sarah Darling and cellist Emileigh Vandiver will introduce their instruments and their history, and unveil the mysteries of the "trinity" of instrument, bow, and player. This will be casual and conversational, in an intimate setting, and your questions are welcome!

Liisa Kissel, executive director of Grafton Music Festival, says, "Everyone is invited to 'Open Ears.' Whatever your age, your knowledge of music - come and sit down, listen, enjoy, and ask questions."

The performance part of the evening will feature highly talented musicians who will play the Divertimento K. 563 by Mozart, which many consider one of the finest string trios ever written. The lively, sprightly Trio by 20th century composer Jean Francaix will surprise and surely delight the audience as well.

"White Gates" is the building just to the right of the White Church going West, or where Main Street turns into Houghtonville Road. Space is limited, and while the program is free of charge, reservations are recommended. Call 802-843-2447 to reserve your place.

Grafton Music Festival is grateful to the Richard J. Fasenmeyer Foundation for funding "Open Ears" programming. For the August 19 program, Grafton Music Festival also thanks a generous donor from the community for financial support and the Grafton Inn and the Windham Foundation for the use of the venue.

Grafton Music Festival, Inc. is a community-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to presenting and introducing high-quality live music of all genres to the area. Recent concerts have included top-notch performances in jazz, folk, classical, and world music.