The George Bishop Lane Series was established in 1955 by a generous gift from the Lane family and has been presenting the finest in live performing arts since 1955. We have approximately 25 events a season, primarily in the comfortable, intimate, and acoustically superb UVM Recital Hall on Redstone Campus. We enjoy an international reputation as presenters of classical, jazz, folk/traditional, chamber, and choral music as well as theater, film, and dance. As a program of the University of Vermont College of Arts & Sciences, we are also dedicated to providing educational outreach to students of all ages, both on and off campus.

Serving as a link among many constituencies, the Lane Series finds its audience, volunteers, and advisors from the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of UVM as well as the community at large. In addition to the presentation of performances, the Lane Series ensures students and public direct interaction with performers through master classes, workshops, residencies, lectures, and receptions. The Lane Series is committed to a dual mission of cultural presentation and outreach, and education. Through our ARTIX program we provide free tickets to over 30 social service agencies to insure arts access to all audiences. We also offer reduced ticket prices to students.

The Lane Series is a part of the University of Vermont College of Arts & Sciences. The offices are located at Southwick Music Complex, 392 South Prospect Street in Burlington, VT 05405

 

Mission

To enrich the cultural life of the University of Vermont and the wider community

  • By sponsoring performances of the highest merit by nationally and internationally known artists in the world of music, dance, and theater.
  • By integrating artistic performances into the educational programs of the University and the community.
  • By building audiences of all ages for its varied programs, thus enhancing the effectiveness of a major University and community cultural resource.

 

Volunteers

Are you interested in volunteering? Lane Series ushers are an integral part of our organization. Ushers assist Lane Series staff with greeting audience members, taking tickets, and creating a comfortable and safe environment for our patrons. Lane Series also provides receptions for patrons following many of the performances, and we are always looking for volunteers to host these receptions.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Lane Series, please contact Freda Farrell at 802-656-4487 or Freda.Farrell@uvm.edu with your name and email address. Information on volunteer opportunities will be is sent via email each summer. A new usher orientation in early September is required of all new ushers.

 

Board of Directors

  • Marian Fritz, President
  • Amy Tomas, Vice President
  • Christopher Leff, Treasurer
  • Aaron Kimball, Secretary
  • Paul Besaw
  • Tanya Cimonetti
  • George Dameron
  • Ady Dooman
  • Anne Francis
  • Tracey Maurer
  • Monica Ostby
  • Renee Reiner
  • Kevin Trainor
  • Stephen Waud

Lane Series Staff

  • Natalie Neuert, Director
  • Rebecca J. Stone, Manager
  • Freda Farrell, Operations
  • Sarah Sherrill, Stage Manager