Scrag Mountain Music is bringing New York & Montreal based Music for Farms
for a Concert at 4pm Followed by a Farm Supper at 6 pm at the Farm
Proceeds from the concert and supper will support farms impacted
by tropical storm Irene and a subsidized farm share program.
Scrag Mountain Music will begin its new season with a bang on Saturday November 12 as New York and Montreal-based classical/world music group, “Music for Farms,” takes the stage to raise money and awareness for VT farms that were affected by tropical storm Irene.
Saturday November 12 at 4:00pm the group will perform at the Green Mountain Girls’ Farm (923 Loop Road, Northfield).
This concert will be followed by a farm supper featuring the seasonal, organic food from the farm, including squash soup, salad and pasture raised ham. Supper is $15 per adult and $7 for kids 11-15. All funds from the supper will go towards our subsidized farm share program.
“Music for Farms” is an international initiative that works to revive and sustain local organic agriculture and farming communities through the arts. Founded and conceptualized in New York and Canada by musicians and farmers John McDowell (piano, percussion) and Emmanuel Vukovich (violin), Music for Farms tours venues and farms performing traditional classical music as well as original compositions and world music arrangements. The group also includes New York City cellist Julia MacLaine who has become a Scrag Mountain Music favorite as well as Scrag Mountain Music artistic director Evan Premo.
Music for the evening will include Parcifal (the story of the epic quest for the holy grail), tangos, a Georgian love song, Indian classical music by Ravi Shankar, and American and Canadian fiddle tunes to get your feet stompin’.
As always Scrag Mountain Music presents these concerts as “Come as you are, Pay what you can” but this time all the proceeds will go to local farms.
On Sunday November 13 at 4:00pm Music for Farms will move to the Mad River Valley and perform at The Big Picture Theater and Café in Waitsfield. The concert will be followed by a community pie competition (judged by the musicians) and potluck. Bring your favorite pie.