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2018
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Music Section

  • Bringing peace to all

    The 15-year-old weekly Saturday morning peace vigil at the intersection of Limestone Street and Xenia Avenue was elevated by the voices of more than 80 singers intoning a simple round to the words, “Hate has no home here.” The singers, all of them women, were participants in the annual Midwest regional Threshold Choir gathering. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    The 15-year-old weekly Saturday morning peace vigil at the intersection of Limestone Street and Xenia Avenue was elevated by the voices of more than 80 singers, participants in the annual Midwest regional Threshold Choir gathering.

  • CMYS concert series— Attacca Quartet’s ‘all-Beethoven’

    Attacca Quartet will present an all-Beethoven program on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, as the second installment of Chamber Music Yellow Springs’ 2018–19 season. (Submitted photo by Shervin Lainez)

    The New York-based Attacca Quartet will bring their “uncommon vibrancy” — as described by the Cleveland Plain Dealer — to an all-Beethoven program when they take the stage for Chamber Music in Yellow Springs on Sunday, Nov. 4.

  • Surround sound: 2018 PorchFest in Yellow Springs

    PorchFest, a musical round-robin affair, had villagers and visitors walking to porches, driveways and backyards to hear a wide array of local musicians perform. (Photo by Matthew Collins)

    Yellow Springs inaugurated its first PorchFest last Saturday, Oct. 6, a musical round-robin affair.

  • Festival celebrates music, kindness

    Sharon Lane, an organizer of this weekend’s Fancy Fest music festival just outside of Yellow Springs, played a blues number in the Emporium this week. Lane, a singer-songwriter, is also one of the event’s featured performers. (Photo by Tracy Perkins-Schmittler)

    A two-day, low-key, family-friendly, good-vibing music festival, Fancy Fest is taking place this weekend in a private wooded area just outside of Yellow Springs on Jacoby Road.

  • World in the house

    Last Saturday, Sept. 8, the World House Choir gave the second of four performances of ‘Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream,’ an oratorio that tells the story of a central, yet little-known, figure of the civil rights movement. Composer Steve Milloy was present, along with a standing-room-only crowd at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater. The piece was conducted by Jeremy Winston; narrator and soloists La’Shelle Allen and Keith Dean told the story in word and song. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Last Saturday, Sept. 8, the World House Choir gave the second of four performances of the oratorio, ‘Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream.’

  • Unsung civil rights activist remembered

    In an effort to bring civil rights activist Bayard Rustin’s story out of the shadows of history, a series of events, including multiple performances of an oratorio about the activist’s life, will be presented in early September.

  • Old, new friends return to CMYS

    The Akropolis Reed Quintet, “old friends” from CMYS in years past, will open the season on Sept. 23. (Photo by Gary Norman)

    Chamber Music in Yellow Springs has announced its 35th season, bringing a variety of ensembles — “Old Friends, New Friends” — to audiences in the Miami Valley.

  • Follow the music from porch to porch

    Brittany Baum, left, and Rachel Price, shown here on Baum’s backyard deck, are co-organizers of the first Yellow Springs Porchfest, to take place Saturday, Oct. 6, from noon to 7 p.m. At the event, local musicians will play for free on villagers’ porches, decks and yards. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Villagers coming together to hear local musicians. Neighbors greeting those they know and welcoming those they haven’t met before. People enjoying a beautiful autumn day outdoors, walking the neighborhoods of the village.

  • PorchFest coming to village; musicians, porches needed

    YS PorchFest is coming to the village this fall.

    Yellow Springs PorchFest, a day of music celebrating community and local musicians, is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 6.

  • Outside voices: 2018’s Springsfest

    The third annual Springsfest drew a couple thousand music lovers to the village last weekend to hear a lineup of 11 local, regional and national bands. Here Jack Dolan of indie-rock outfit Twin Peaks, of Chicago, Ill., sang to an elated — and in some cases, elevated — crowd on the lawn of the John Bryan Center. Yellow Springs resident Conor Stratton founded and organized the festival. (Photo by Robert Hasek)

    The weather couldn’t have been more perfect on Saturday, July 7, for this year’s Springsfest, which featured 11 bands over 11 hours.