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Sounds of Schubert

During the early 19th century, Austrian composer and violinist Franz Schubert enjoyed performing at house parties before small groups of people. That tradition is being carried on today in Rappahannock County, where on Sunday afternoon Harris Hollow residents Bill and Sarah Walton for the second year hosted the Madison Chamber Players and guest musicians. […]

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Megan (and Debi) Smith of ‘Smith Sisters’ making music and so much more

You can witness the diverse musical talents of Megan and Debi at the Little Washington Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. And, if you don’t want to miss seeing these two extremely gifted and lovely musicians with voices that harmonize like a chorus of angels you’d best purchase tickets soon. The last time they performed, the show sold out. […]

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After uncertain future, Frank Vignola’s back!

After an awful accident and a lengthy, but successful recovery, Frank Vignola returns to Little Washington Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Trio has a devoted following who look forward to the group’s annual fall performance every year and have for over a decade. And it’s understandable. […]

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More than Three Good Reasons

It was a recipe for magic. At the Castleton Theatre House on the last Friday in September, Paul Reisler gathered together Three Good Reasons (his current ensemble), added the aromatic vocal flavor of Sweet Honey in the Rock alumnus Ysaye M. Barnwell, sprinkled in the tasty spice of Cheryl Toth and served it with grace, humor and heart to an audience of aspiring songwriters and Castleton patrons. […]

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Songwriting weekend, concert at Castleton

This weekend, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30, three musical icons will come together to share the best of themselves, their strengths and their passion for song with you: Join Paul Reisler, Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell and Dietlinde Maazel at the Theatre House in Castleton for a three-day workshop. […]

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Hallberg set to make beautiful music at Sperryville dulcimer museum

Hallberg, 53, of Jenkins Hollow in Sperryville, had never played the dulcimer before then, but easily got hooked. He’s never taken lessons, but says the dulcimer is easy to learn to play and he’s learned to play by ear. Twenty years later he owns what he calls one of the world’s best collections of Appalachian dulcimers, numbering more than 60 instruments. […]

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Reisler writes new musical as VCCA Fellow

The Talented Clementine is a brand-new, fully staged musical that Reisler is adapting from Sara Pennypacker’s award-winning children’s book by the same name. The story follows the misadventures of Clementine, a loveable third grader, as she struggles to discover her talent in time for the school talent show. […]

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Ringing in the Fourth

Defying a heat index approaching 100 degrees, several hundred county residents and visitors brought picnic baskets and blankets to the lawn of Washington’s Avon Hall, on Sunday evening, to witness retired U.S. Marine Col. John Bourgeois lead his orchestra of current and former military musicians in an “All-American” salute to 1776. […]

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A concert to remember

Rappahannock-based Kid Pan Alley songwriters Paul Reisler and Cheryl Toth wrote and composed songs with the young high school band members. The accomplished, Col. John Bourgeois, the former conductor of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, stepped in and arranged the music for the band. […]

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Bluegrass superstars to Rappahannock

The Gibson Brothers’ are performing this Saturday and their title song of their latest album, “In the Ground,” speaks to the end of the family farming era, when men and women could support themselves and their families on the acreage around them. […]

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Bluemont Concert Series ends its programs

Effective January 1, 2018, the Bluemont Board of Directors has with great reluctance released our award winning Executive Director, Lily Dunning Widman and her staff. The Board greatly appreciates Ms. Widman’s outstanding professional service and we wish her much success in her future endeavors. […]