Lane Series Announces 59th Season

August 6, 2014  
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August 2014

Room Full of Teeth

Room Full of Teeth

The 2014-2015 UVM Lane Series will present a season of live performances at UVM Recital Hall, with additional events scheduled at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Fleming Museum and Mann Hall Gymnasium. Performance genres represented include world music, folk music, early music, film, dance, jazz and classical.
The “soft opening” will occur on Sept. 19 as a collaboration between the Lane Series and the UVM Department of Music and Dance. This partnership event, NC Dances VT, features work by the Van Dyke Dance Group, Paul Besaw (UVM Dance chair) and Christal Brown (Middlebury Dance chair).
The season officially opens on Sept. 26 with the Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth. The concert will feature a performance of the group’s Pulitzer Prize award composition (by member Caroline Shaw) “Partita for Eight Voices,” which explores the limits and dimensions of the human voice.
Other “new to Lane” artists this year include: the Juno-Award winner Kiran Ahluwalia, performing her contemporary take on Indian Ghazel singing accompanied by guitar, harmonium and tabla; French-Dominican Jazz singer Cyrille Aimée and her four- piece band; and the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, a blend of fiddlers from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands. Also making its Lane debut this year is the Brentano String Quartet.
Lane will also present some favorite returning artists including: The Rose Ensemble in a program celebrating St. Francis of Assisi; Anonymous 4; blues guitarist and singer Eric Bibb; and singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey performing with musicians Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault.
Lane Series also collaborates with the Flynn on three shows this year: The Lovesong of R. Buckminster Fuller, a documentary narrated live by filmmaker Sam Green with an original score performed on stage by the legendary Indie Rock band Yo La Tengo; St. Patrick’s Day with fiddler Eileen Ivers; and a large-scale residency and concert with musicians from five Nile nations entitled The Nile Project.
In a brand new endeavor, the Lane Series will partner with the UVM Department of Music and Dance to present four events throughout the year. These include: a concert with jazz guitarist Dave Stryker, who will perform with the UVM Big Band; pianist Andrew Rangell; and two dance performances with guest artists.

For more information, visit www.uvm.edu/laneseries, or call 656-4455 for a brochure or to order tickets by phone.

 

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