Library Concert: Ben Kulp, Cello, and Jeremiah McLane, Accordion

In Partnership with Lebanon Public Libraries, UVMC will offer two free public concerts on the lawn at Kilton Library in West Lebanon. Bring a blanket and a picnic and come enjoy the beautiful music with community! Concerts are free and open to the whole community.

This program is titled Old Favorites and New Music: Works for Cello and Accordion. Selections include classical, traditional music, and original compositions by Jeremiah McLane.

Monday, August 29

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

In case of inclement weather, the concert may be performed indoors or may be rescheduled. Please call the office for updates.

Jeremiah McLane is a composer, accordionist, pianist, and teacher with a diverse musical background including blues, jazz, Celtic, Québécois, French, and other roots-influenced music. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, in bands such as The Clayfoot Strutters, Nightingale, The Goat Broke Loose, Allos Musica, Le Bon Vent, and Wheezer & Squeezer. He holds a master’s degree in contemporary improvisation from the New England Conservatory in Boston and in 2005 he started the Floating Bridge Music School, which is devoted to teaching traditional music from the British Isles, Quebec and Northern Europe, and North America, all genres that have influenced the music of his native New England. Since 1990 Jeremiah has released over thirty recordings, including three CDs in the past year alone: a solo project entitled The Grinding Stone; Gnossienne with Chicago-based Allos Musica; and most recently The Wind Among the Reeds with bagpiper Timothy Cummings, which won the Montpelier’s Times-Argus Vermont album of the year award for 2016. His second solo recording Smile When You’re Ready was nominated by National Public Radio in their “favorite picks”, and his fifth release Hummingbird, with Ruthie Dornfeld, received the French music magazine “Trad Mag” Bravo award, as did Goodnight Marc Chagall with Le Bon Vent. He has composed music for theatre and film, including Sam Shepard’s A Lie Of The Mind, and has been awarded the Ontario Center For The Performing Arts “Meet The Composer” Award, and the Vermont Council On The Arts “Creation Of New Work” grant. He has served on the faculty of the State University of New York in Plattsburgh, New York, and currently teaches at the Summit School for Traditional Music in Montpelier, Vermont, and at the Upper Valley Music Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He also teaches regularly at summer music programs throughout the United States including Ashokan, Centrum’s American Festival of Fiddle Tunes, Swananoah, Maine Fiddle Camp, Lark in the Morning, John C. Campbell Folk School, Pinewoods, Bay Area CDSS Camps, and many others. www.jeremiahmclane.com

Benjamin Kulp is the cello instructor at The Upper Valley Music Center. He graduated from St. Olaf College with a Bachelor’s in Music Performance, and a Master of Music from Ball State University, with further studies with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Brant Taylor. He is an active solo and chamber performer in the Upper Valley.  He is a former member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Miami Symphony Orchestra, and he founded the Logan Chamber Players, a not-for-profit chamber music orchestra in Chicago dedicated to bringing accessible classical music to local communities.

Date and Time: 
Monday, August 29, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Kilton Lawn