THE BENGSONS

Friday, March 5, 2021
Livestreamed from the UVM Recital Hall
7:30pm (EST) | $20

When we asked Moira Smiley if she knew of any interesting artists who were Covid-sheltering in Vermont this year, she immediately asked me if we knew about the Bengsons.  We certainly did! Natalie had the opportunity to hear Abigail and Shaun Bengson, a composing and performing married duo, at the Under the Radar Festival in New York City a few years ago and loved their intimate, folk-inflected, dramatic, relatable, and affecting songs. They have appeared at venues across the country and around the world.

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THE VERMONT MANDOLIN TRIO

Matt Flinner, Jamie Masefield, and Will Patton, mandolins, and Pat Melvin, bass
Friday, March 19, 2021
Livestreamed from the UVM Recital Hall
7:30pm (EST) | $21

Presented in support and cooperation with Young Tradition Vermont

Grammy-nominated mandolinist Matt Flinner will be joined by Jamie Masefield and Will Patton (whom many of you remember from the late, great, Jazz Mandolin Project) along with bassist Pat Melvin for an evening of acoustic bluegrass, jazz, roots, improv – wherever these guys take us, we’re excited for the ride!

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ALON GOLDSTEIN, piano

Friday, April 9, 2021
Livestreamed from the UMKC Conservatory
7:30pm (EST) | $20

Pianist Alon Goldstein has performed twice on the Lane Series to an enthralled audience: once with the remarkable cellist Inbal Segev and once in a solo appearance. He is a simply astounding musician, recognized as one of the most original and sensitive artists of his cohort and admired for his musical intelligence and dynamic personality. We were happy to be able to arrange for him to live stream a performance from his new teaching home at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory exclusively for the Lane Series audience. In addition to his performance, you can expect a warm and thoughtful discussion from him about his program.

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FRANCESCA BLANCHARD & VERMONT QUARANTINE COLLECTIVE

featuring new arrangements by Matt LaRocca
Friday, April 30, 2021
Livestreamed from the UVM Recital Hall
7:30pm (EST) | $20

Raised in France and Vermont, singer-songwriter Francesca Blanchard will be bringing her latest album as well as some songs from her older repertoire to the newly-refurbished Recital Hall stage. She will be accompanied by members of the Vermont Quarantine Collective.

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DWIGHT & NICOLE

Friday, February 5, 2021
Livestreamed from the UVM Recital Hall
7:30pm (EST) | $20

Presenting masterful renditions of classic blues greats like Albert King and Lighting Hopkins, covering songs by their vocal heroes Mavis Staples, Jimmy Witherspoon and Etta James, and creating their own original music, Dwight & Nicole have garnered a lot of attention and developed quite a fan base. With Nicole’s expressive, emotional, and nuanced singing and Dwight’s dynamic guitar, their music is sure to get you dancing and singing in your living room.

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MARY BONHAG & FRIENDS

"Out of Darkness/Into the Light"
Mary Bonhag, sopranowith Paul Orgel, piano, Mary Rowell, violin, and Emily Taubl, cello
Friday, February 19, 2021
Livestreamed from the UVM Recital Hall
7:30pm (EST) | $20

We are thrilled to present four world-class classical artists who (luckily for us) have chosen to make their lives and homes in Vermont. Mary Bonhag, soprano, has performed throughout the world and thrills audiences with her “marvelous versatility” and “supple, expressive” voice (San Antonio News). She has put together an ensemble that will perform a stunning program of masterworks from Russia and Eastern Europe alongside classics of the canon. Mary will be joined by the masterful pianist and UVM Affiliate Artist Paul Orgel, violinist Mary Rowell of the Craftsbury Chamber Players, and cellist and UVM Affiliate Artist Emily Taubl.

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