When: Sun., June 1, 7 p.m. 2014
When it comes to chamber music, upright bassist Evan Premo and soprano Mary Bonhag share the same vision: accessibility. The founders of Mad River Valley's Scrag Mountain Music bring topnotch performers to local venues with a "come as you are, pay what you can" philosophy. The result is a thriving program that attracts talent such as this season's composer-in-residence, Lembit Beecher, who premieres Looking at Spring: Meditations on Aging at three intimate shows. Inspired by personal interviews and stories, the piece celebrates the aging process and complements an interpretation of Schubert's exuberant "Trout Quintet."