Concerts, Workshops and More
Hubbard Hall is a remarkable place to hear music. The space is intimate (the Hall seats 150 people), the acoustics are wonderful, and the audience is always lively and attentive.
Hubbard Hall Mainstage
With grace and passion, Jocelyn Pettit has ignited stages across Canada, in the U.S., the U.K., Europe, and Asia, with lively music and dance; performed on national Canadian television and radio; and earned multiple award nominations, including two at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Jocelyn has also performed at the 2010 Olympic Victory Medal Ceremony in Vancouver, Canada; shared the stage with Scottish legends, The Battlefield Band; and performed with Irish supergroup, The Chieftains.
With accompaniment provided by multi-instrumentalist Greg Anderson, of The Eileen Ivers Band (guitar); her mother, Siew Wan Khoo (piano, fiddle); and her father, Joel Pettit (bodhran, cajon), the band fuses Canadian and European folk traditions to create a style they call Blazing New-Trad Celtic.
“An incredible fiddle player, who blew away the audience with her expertise.”
– The Celtic Connection, Canada
“A top-notch musician, and major emerging talent.”
– FolkWorld Magazine, Germany
“One suspects we’ll be hearing of Pettit for years to come —the next generation of Celtic music is in good hands.”
– Strings Magazine, USA
For over twenty years, Music from Salem has been bringing chamber music from concert halls in the United States and Europe to Hubbard Hall audiences. Named “Best Summer Music Series for Adventurous Programming” by Metroland, the musicians of Music from Salem offer programs of an exciting diversity and scope usually found only in major cities.
2015 Music from Salem Concert Series at Hubbard Hall
May 31 at 4pm: Cello Seminar Concert
June 7 at 4pm: Viola and Violin Seminar Concert
July 11 at 8pm: Songs Without Words
July 19 at 4pm: Clarinet Reveries – part of Fine Arts Festival Weekend July 17-19.
August 2 at 4pm: Czech List
August 8 at 8pm: Oboe Rhapsodies
Also July 26: Verdi’s Rigoletto Music from Salem Listening Club in collaboration with Hubbard Hall Opera Theater (HHOT).
This includes cabaret performances by members of the Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall and the Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre, local musicians and other performers with connections to the area.
Local young musicians enjoy opportunities to perform in the excellent acoustics of the Hall with the benefit of a fine Steinway grand piano. The Battenkill Chorale considers Hubbard Hall its rehearsal home. Local traditional musicians host a weekly Tune Jam and play for monthly contra dances and accompany the Hubbard Hall Irish Step Dancers. Monthly Drum Circle is a popular gathering for making music in community. Various private and group lessons are offered for vocalists and instrumentalists at all levels, including popular Music Together Eenie Meenie Music classes and Dr. Banjo/Wernick method Bluegrass Jam workshops.
Recurring Community Music events: