Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Deadline approaches for audition application for Chandler’s Next Generation

By Bob Eddy

Chandler Center for the Arts encourages high school students to showcase their talents in Next Generation.

RANDOLPH — Chandler announces auditions for the eighth annual Next Generation performance on Sunday, April 10. Auditions are open to area high school age students age thirteen and up who are seriously studying classical music of all genres – instrumental, ensemble, or vocal, as soloists or on groups. The concert will be presented on Friday evening, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph.

Inspired by the successful 2007 performance at Chandler of National Public Radio’s youth showcase, “From the Top,” presenters at Chandler created a look-alike program called The Next Generation. For the past seven seasons, dozens of talented teenagers from the Champlain Valley, Central Vermont, and the Upper Valley have made this event an annual smash hit in Randolph, performing classical music as pianists, vocalists, instrumental soloists, and in chamber ensembles.

Students should come prepared to audition the piece they would perform on May 13. In the interest of providing a performance opportunity for as many qualified students as possible, works should not exceed five or six minutes in duration. Instrumentalists and vocal soloists need to provide their own accompanist and page turner. The Steinway concert grand is available, and the auditions and performance will take place on Chandler’s main stage. A modest production fee will be charged for those students chosen to perform. The deadline for audition application is April 1.

Contact Janet Watton, Chandler Board president, for more information about this performance or to schedule an audition, at [email protected] or 802-728-9402.

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