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2015-16 Season: Things Fall Apart: Dystopian Cinema
Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Saturday, September 12, 8:00 pm

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Mainstage

$40/$32/$25 Adult
$36/$28/$21 Student

A Flynn Center, UVM Lane Series co-presentation

“Lisa Fischer is a stone cold knockout.”—Star Tribune

The breakout star of the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, Lisa Fischer has a voice that is a natural phenomenon, with astonishing range, expressivity, and phrasing. She’s been the featured backup singer for the Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Chris Botti, and Nine-Inch Nails, to name a few, and won a Grammy for her own R&B hit “How Can I Ease the Pain?” If you’ve seen this beautiful film, then you know who she is. If you haven’t seen it (you should!), then you may not know her name, but you definitely know the voice behind hit songs that are too numerous to list. She is a charming and joyful stage presence, and her live performances with her soulful and accomplished band Grand Baton are a revelation.

Sponsored by McSoley McCoy & Company and Grandview Farms

Media sponsor: VPR
Greg Brown

Friday, September 25, 7:30pm

UVM Recital Hall

$38 Adult
$11 Student

This show supports the Tom Sustic Fund

“…his meandering thoughts walk in an area of darkness and truth and emerge into outright wisdom.” — The Aspen Times

One of America’s iconic singer-songwriters, Greg Brown has one of the most devoted fan bases we’ve ever seen. The phone started ringing for tickets fully three months before the show was even announced! Brown’s burnished baritone, songwriting gifts, and simple, unvarnished grace and dignity on stage make his performances truly legendary. With multiple Grammy nominations, a songbook that’s been covered by Ani, Willie, Gillian, Joan, Shawn, Eliza, and many more, and his contributions to projects like Jeff Bridges’ Oscar-winning film Crazy Heart and Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown, Brown is a great treasure whom we are proud to welcome to our stage.

Sponsored by Cedar Ledge Builders

Media Sponsor: The Point
Nano Stern

Thursday, October 8, 7:30pm

UVM Recital Hall

$20 Adult
$10 Student

Our audience can expect a truly gorgeous voice and moving original songs sung in Spanish from the amazing Chilean singer-songwriter, Nano Stern. The grandson of Jewish refugees who fled persecution, Nano had a childhood vividly painted not only by his family’s activism and musicianship, but also by the powerful legacy of the Nueva Canción movement led by Chilean musical activists during Pinochet’s dictatorship a generation before. Legends like Inti-Illimani and Victor Jara inspire Nano’s sound. “I am extremely respectful of the tradition,” explains Stern, “It is an enormous gift we received from the people of the past.”

Sponsored by UVM’s Latin American Studies Program and the UVM Program Board

Please join us for a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm in the UVM Recital Hall.
Julie Fowlis

Friday, October 9, 7:30 pm

UVM Recital Hall

$30 Adult
$10 Student

“It was a night not to forget, and probably one of the most personable concerts for most audience members in attendance. Fowlis knows how to win over an audience.” – The Spectrum

You know when a performer plays on the Lane Series twice in a three-year period that she is something very special. We welcome back the Scots Gaelic musician Julie Fowlis and her electrifying (but not electric) band to our stage. Since her sold-out show in 2012, she’s been nominated by BBC-2 as Folk Singer of the Year. Her voice is both amazingly supple and powerful, and even though she sings in a language very few of us know, one understands every emotional nuance. It is no wonder she was chosen to be the singing voice of the Disney Princess Merida in the hit movie Brave!

Sponsored by Heritage Ford and Toyota

Media Sponsor: VPR

Please join us for a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm in the UVM Recital Hall.
Lise de la Salle

Friday, October 16, 7:30pm

UVM Recital Hall

$30 Adult
$10 Student

“De la Salle played so well that, for music of the concert, the audience had to remember to breathe…the exhilaration didn’t let up for a second until her hands came off the keyboard and everyone could finally come up for air.” – The Washington Post

Over the course of just a couple of years, Lise de la Salle has established a reputation as one of today’s most exciting young artists and also as a musician of uncommon sensibility and maturity. The 26-year-old French pianist began her studies at age four, gave her first concert at age nine on a live broadcast on Radio-France, and entered the Paris Conservatory at age eleven. She won the European Young Concert Artists Auditions in Paris in 2003 and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York in 2004. She has performed for enthusiastic audiences on major series from Washington D.C., New York, and Montreal, to Berlin, London, and Paris. She has also appeared with such major orchestras as the London, Chicago, Boston, and Vienna Symphonies. For her appearance on the Lane Series, Lise will be performing Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit and Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Handel along with works by Bach and Debussy.

Sponsored by the Lane Series Piano Consortium and Almartin Volvo
Heather Maloney

Friday, October 23 at 7:30 pm

UVM Recital Hall

$25 Adult
$10 Student

“But her not-so-secret weapon is that voice – pretty but not precious, fully able to launch into aural backflips but perhaps more affecting when intimately expressive” – Boston Globe

Every now and then, a fresh, young voice comes along and knocks us off of our feet. Heather Maloney is the exceptional newcomer we are delighted to welcome to our stage this season. She first came to the public’s attention in an extraordinary amateur video in which she sings Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock with the band Darlingside. It is a revelatory performance: really the first time since Joni that you can hear the true range and timbre of that song that so captured the late 60’s Zeitgeist. She’s gone on to become a hit at SXSW and to release a new CD (Making Me Break) that is receiving rave reviews. She is a marvel in every way: original, generous, and joyful. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one.

Sponsored by Uncommon Grounds and Core Business Seminars

Media Sponsor: The Point

Please join us for a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm in the UVM Recital Hall.
The Shanghai Quartet with Wu Man, pipa

Friday, October 30, 7:30 pm

UVM Recital Hall

$40 Adult
$10 Student

When we were given the opportunity to bring The Shanghai Quartet, a Lane Series favorite, along with world-renowned pipa player Wu Man to the Lane Stage, we absolutely had to accept. The Shanghai Quartet has a long history of championing the juxtaposition of Eastern and Western musical traditions, and Wu Man is credited with bringing this beautiful instrument to the Western World – in fact, she is the first individual ever to have earned a Master’s degree in pipa performance, which she received at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Together, they will present a new multi-media work by the eminent Chinese composer Zhao Jiping (who scored the music for Raise the Red Lantern, To Live, and Farewell My Concubine). The program will also include Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95 in F minor, works for solo pipa, and a traditional Chinese folk song arranged for pipa and string quartet by Shanghai Quartet violinist, Yi-Wen Jiang.

Sponsored by the Residence at Shelburne Bay, UVM’s Global Village, the UVM Asian Studies Program, and NEFA

Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.

Media Sponsor: VPR

Please join us for a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm in the UVM Recital Hall.
Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

Friday, November 6, 7:30 pm

UVM Recital Hall

$25 Adult
$10 Student

“This project is not about the collector – it’s about the songs and the way Stone and his musical team take them to new, often harmonious, heights.” – Huffington Post

Banjo player Jayme Stone is joined by a group of stellar musicians that includes Vermont’s own Moira Smiley, a Lane Series favorite. The band explores the legacy of the folklorist and pioneering field recorder Alan Lomax. From 1937 to 1942, Lomax was in charge of the Archive of American Folk Song of the Library of Congress, to which he and other collaborators contributed more than ten thousand field recordings. Essential American artists such as Leadbelly, Sonny Terry, Brownie MacGhee, and many others might have never received popular attention were it not for Lomax. We will hear a variety of music from Bahamian sea chanties, to Appalachian Ballads – all celebrating the variety of true American folk music that Lomax collected and helped preserve.

Sponsored by UVM’s Humanities Center

Media Sponsor: The Point

Please join us for a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm in the UVM Recital Hall.
The Art of Time Ensemble

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
with singers Steven Page, Andy Maize, Glen Phillips, and Craig Northey
Thursday, November 19, 7:30 pm

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Mainstage

$45/$38/$30 Adult
$41/$34/$26 Student

A UVM Lane Series/Flynn Center co-presentation

“Unique and inspiring” – Maclean’s

Toronto’s acclaimed chamber orchestra, The Art of Time Ensemble, reimagines the Beatles’ groundbreaking Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The singers, each one a star of the Indie Rock world (Steven Page from Barenaked Ladies, Andy Maize from Skydiggers, Glen Phillips from Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Craig Northey from The Odds), and this superb orchestra will take us through the entire album (with a few surprises). With gorgeous orchestrations, powerful singing, and the music that Rolling Stone called “the most important rock and roll album ever made,” it will be an incredible night of music we will never forget.

Sponsored by Lake Champlain Chocolates and the University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education

Media Sponsor: VPR