Bennington College concert series features acclaimed faculty and visiting musicians

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BENNINGTON — Bennington College's Carriage Barn Concert Series, which takes place each term in the Deane Carriage Barn, has announced its spring 2019 lineup of talented, innovative, and classically trained musicians who will share their work with the college and local community.

All events are free and open to the public, and will take place in the Deane Carriage Barn on Bennington College's campus.

"A wide variety of music will be performed by artists of the highest caliber," said faculty member and series convener Michael Wimberly.

On Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m., Heritage Winds, the woodwind quintet component of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, will perform. Heritage Winds offers innovative programming that covers a wide array of musical styles. The ensemble embraces the full range of the quintet repertoire, while also exploring various instrument combinations. This concert features compositions by Paquito D'Rivera, Lisa Portus, Jaques Ibert, Astor Piazzola and John Philip Sousa.

This concert was originally scheduled to occur at this same date and time at the Laumeister Art Center at Southern Vermont College.

On Saturday, March 23 at 4 p.m., Tom Bogdan and Friends: A Spring Afternoon Concert features prayers, blessings, love, and memories old and new with compositions by B la Bart k, Allen Shawn, Claudio Monteverdi, Francis Poulenc and Meredith Monk, performed by Tom Bogdan, Yoshiko Sato, Allen Shawn, Kerry Ryer-Parke, Michael Chinworth, Dane Whitman '16 and Elise Lunder '20. This concert celebrates the tenth anniversary of the release of Tom and Yoshiko's CD of Hungarian folk song arrangements by Bart k and Kod ly.

On Monday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m., Eriko Daimo, the award-winning marimbist praised for her "mesmerizing combination of sound and sight" (Irish Times) will perform. Daimo is one of the leading artists of her field. Her repertoire is a mix of modern, classical, and contemporary arrangements for the marimba that challenges her virtuosity while expressing her breathtaking musicality.

On Monday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m., faculty member Joan Forsyth explores the elusiveness of sleep in this solo piano concert. Highlights include Nocturnes by Field, Chopin, Liebermann and Allen Shawn, and George Crumb's magical Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Forsyth will present an evening of music that evokes the night.

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