A couple of weeks ago Mary and I hiked up Scrag Mountain for the first time - what a beautiful little mountain! On the way up we lost our trail and so had to do some bush-whacking and rock scrambling. The views from the top are spectacular: the Mad river valley to the west and Northfield and the Paine Mt. to the east.
It's hard to believe that it's already June and our first season of Scrag Mountain Music has come to a close. What a season it has been! Thanks to the encouraging and generous Vermont audiences and volunteers we are to invigorated be moving forward. We are busy planning for next season and we have some really exciting programs and events in mind. Because of the generous help of John Donaldson of Warren, VT, we are now recognized as a non-profit organization by the State of Vermont and we're working on the federal status.
In August, we are excited to be presenting a concert as part of the Vermont Festival of the Arts. We will be presenting an Encore of first program with Karen Kevra, flute and Julia MacLaine, cello. In conjunction with this concert we will present a free workshop entitled “The Very Open Rehearsal." This is an exciting opportunity to truly be part of the rehearsal process. Come with curious minds and get a glimpse of the decisions musicians make during rehearsals. Interrupt us at any moment with any question and add your feedback. We hope to see you at both of these events!
Evan Premo and Mary Bonhag, artistic directors