Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an afternoon of traditional Quebecois and Celtic music by Canadian trio Genticorum and Italian quartet Gadan, in the final concert of the 2022 Next Stage “Bandwagon Summer Series,” on Saturday, October 15 at 3:00 pm at Cooper Softball Field in Putney, VT.
Next Stage Production Director Barry Stockwell notes that “Our 20th and final concert of the third annual Bandwagon Summer Series highlights the signature features of the series – diverse musical genres, musicians from around the world, and a mix of returning Next Stage favorites and new up-and-coming artists – all set in the great outdoors with wide open spaces to listen, dance, picnic, and play.”
Known for their unbridled energy, musicianship, and magnetic stage presence, Genticorum features intricate fiddle, flute, and accordion lines, gorgeous vocal harmonies, subtle guitar textures, and exhilarating foot percussion. The trio’s founding members Pascal Gemme and Yann Falquet are both recognized as major contributors to the trad music scene in Québec. Since 2015, they have been joined by accomplished multi-instrumentalist and composer Nicholas Williams.
A leading voice in the evolution of Québécois traditional music over the past twenty years, Genticorum has won multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and Juno and ADISQ nominations. They have performed on stages worldwide, from Celtic Connections in Scotland, the Tønder Folk Festival in Denmark, the National Folk Festival in Australia, the Independent Music Festival in Alexandria, Egypt, and the Rain Forest Festival in Malaysia to countless venues across North America.
Gadan is the new project created by four veteran musicians on the Irish trad and European folk/rock scenes – Joan Gatti, Lorenzo Testa, Jacopo Ventura, and Andrea Verga. They draw from Appalachian/Old Time, Scottish/Irish traditional music, and regional folk music of northern Italy to create their own “strings-only” sound (clawhammer and tenor banjos, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar) with a hint of electronics and a powerful rhythmic pulse.
Cooper Softball Field is located at 41 Sand Hill Road in Putney, VT. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating on the softball field. Tickets are $25 in Advance / $30 At the Door, and kids 12 and under are free. Advance tickets are available online. Next Stage will provide a beer, wine, and cocktail cash bar, and Tandoori cuisine by David’s Catering will be available. For more information, visit nextstagearts.org or call 802-387-0102.
Bandwagon Summer Series
The Bandwagon Summer Series is a family-friendly outdoor cultural performance series running from early May through mid-October. More than 20 performances ranging from a diverse group of musical styles, circus arts, dance, and theater will take place at ballfields, farms, and parks throughout Windham County. Kids under 12 always get in for free, and a dedicated play area will be available at all shows. Refreshments are sold onsite, including the return of last summer’s hugely popular Barr Hill cocktails, and the new addition of some selections from Mad River Distillers. Bring a picnic and a blanket or fold-up chair to enjoy our concerts.
Support for the Bandwagon Summer Series is provided by VTDigger, Brattleboro Reformer, Oak Meadow, Whetstone Beer Co., Landmark College, Barr Hill, Mad River Distillers, The Porch Café and Catering, and People’s United, a Division of M&T Bank.
Next Stage serves southeastern Vermont as a regional cultural hub, arts producer, and instigator of meaningful cultural experiences. Founded in 2010 as a nonprofit organization, Next Stage Arts is a transformative, community-centered project dedicated to revitalizing Putney’s cultural and economic village center through excellence in arts programming valuing diversity as a springboard for nurturing community.
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