The Friends of the Plainfield Opera House are excited to present their 2022 concert series! All concerts are on Sundays at 4:00 pm. This year’s lineup promises to be excellent. There is something for everyone including original songs, jazz, world, and classical genres.
COVID precautions include masking at all times, and proof of vaccination for all eligible people. Seating is limited to 100 and all tickets need to be reserved online or by contacting:email@example.com. This enables us to monitor occupancy and collect contact tracing information.
Rather than setting an admission price, we are asking people to simply pay what they can.
Colin McCaffrey June 12
Colin McCaffrey is a 5th generation Vermonter originally from Westminster, VT. He is a record producer, composer, songwriter, and session musician with a BA in Music Composition from Berklee College of Music. He was a finalist in both the 2010 and 2020 USA Songwriting Competitions, won first prize in 2012 for best jazz song, and first prize (Bluegrass category) in the 2009 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. Colin resides in East Montpelier with his wife, young adult fiction author Laura Williams McCaffrey, his crazy cat Loki and his Brittany spaniel Gwenny.
Colin will sing and play a stylistically diverse set of original songs and talk about how each one came into existence. Often seen in a supporting role as a musical director or sideman, this is an opportunity to hear him in this beautiful setting as a soloist.
Gamelan Sulukala June 26
Gamelan Sulukala, Plainfield’s own Javanese Court Gamelan, will present a concert of Indonesian and American Music for Javanese Gamelan.
Javanese Gamelan is a group - or orchestra - of about 30 instruments ranging from huge gongs to tiny flutes with lots of xylophone and kettle type instruments in between. Gamelan Sulukala is a full court-style complement of instruments made in Java and fashioned from bronze and iron.
Gamelan has a long history in central Vermont going back to the late 1960’s when Dennis Murphy built the first gamelan anywhere in the world outside of Java at Goddard College. This concert will feature a wide variety of music ranging from traditional Javanese to contemporary compositions written by Murphy, Jody Diamond, Barbara Benary and Sulukala members, Steven Light and Mazie O’Connor. Please visit Gamelan Sulukala’s Facebook page or website for more info.