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Young Tradition Touring Group Concert in Greensboro 2/1/20

1 February 2020  7:00 pm  Highland Center for the Arts Greensboro

Presented by Young Tradition Vermont at The Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro.  $20.00 suggested donation.  Information at 802-533-9075 or www.highlandastsvt.org

The Young Tradition Touring Group Concert will feature traditional music and dance and will be held on February 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm at The Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro.  The 25 member Young Traditions Touring Group that that will be touring Japan in April of 2020 will be featured.  The concert will include artist leaders Oliver Scanlon and Romy Munkres. And special guests for the concert will be The YTV Youth Commission Ensemble and Pete Sutherland.

The Young Tradition Touring Group are teen players, singers and dancers who focus on learning and performing traditional music and dance repertoire over the course of a 9-month, early September through early May session, including an April performance tour. Group members learn from and are supported by artist leaders, visiting and guest master musicians and dancers/dance leaders, in addition to musical exchanges with master artists, young musicians and dancers while on performance tours. Touring Groups have previously traveled to Scotland, Cape Breton, England, Ireland, and New York/New Jersey. In late April 2020, the group is planning another tour in Japan.

The group is managed by Mark Sustic, founder and executive director of Young Tradition Vermont. Repertoire is ‘traditional’, and is coordinated by artist leaders Oliver Scanlon and Romy Munkres, (past leaders have included Pete Sutherland, Andrea Beaton, Addison White and Dominique Dodge). Rehearsals happen 1x a month starting in September each year.   Rehearsals are coordinated with evening performances in Vermont (in 2020 the group performed in Barre, on 1/4/20 and will perform in Greensboro on 2/1/20, Randolph on 3/7/20 and Colchester on 4/4/20).