Tuesday, May 25

Live Organ Music

When: 12:15 p.m.

Details: The Saint Michael’s College Chapel, a great space for organ music, will present Dr. William Tortolano, Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts and Chapel Organist Emeritus in concert, on May 25 at 12:15 p.m. A fifty year faculty member, and founder of the Fine Arts Department; 91 year old Tortolano will play a variety of musical styles that reflect his personal favorites. The live, free and open to the public concert, will reflect the many tonal colors of the organ. The program includes two compositions from the Baroque era: the Toccata in D Minor by Froberger and the Jig Fugue by Buxtehude. Three Jewish organ pieces by Reuven Kosakoff explore the emotional moods of praise and prayer with modes/scales. The harmonies of the Great blind jazz pianist, George Shearing are warmly expressed in two American folk hymns. Respected as a worldwide authority in Gregorian Chant, Dr. Tortolano will play the Mariales Suite by Lebanese composer, Naji Hakim. These combine the Chant with Near Eastern sounds. The concert is his fifty-fourth annual presentation, and is free and open to the public. The audience is requested to observe COVID preventive protocols.

‘Lowland Kids’ & ‘Homesick’ Short Film Screenings and Q&A

When: 7 p.m., online

Details: As part of this month’s Climate Change and Sustainability Film Series, Sustainable Woodstock shows two short films featuring stories of human displacement. Watch a Q&A with the creator of “Lowland Kids” at 7 p.m.

https://bit.ly/3bPDjdG

Wednesday, May 26

An Evening with Angie Thomas

When: 7 p.m., online

Details: Join Angie Thomas, the author of five acclaimed books, in a free Zoom presentation for Vermont Reads 2020. Her bestselling debut novel, The Hate U Give, won multiple national and international awards. Vermont Reads has introduced the book to thousands of Vermonters of all ages, who engaged with Thomas’ YA novel through a variety of community activities.

https://bit.ly/3wu7ChN

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