Viewpoint: Enter when cued – An apology and a rebuttal

Editor’s note: Michael Dabroski directed the Vermont Mozart Festival from 2015 until he resigned from the organization this June when this summer’s concert series was canceled. The festival featured an orchestra of early-career musicians performing a number of concerts in Shelburne, Stowe, Charlotte and Burlington. The future of the nonprofit arts organization is unclear.  MICHAEL… Read More »

Encore: Mozart festival entertains new offers

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent As they regroup in the wake of this summer’s cancelled concert season, volunteers with the Vermont Mozart Festival say they are optimistic that new leaders may emerge to take over the troubled but popular musical endeavor. Just last week, Gene Richards said he received two unsolicited, “encouraging” inquiries from people interested in… Read More »

Vermont Mozart Festival director responds: Dabroski claims he worked without pay for months, therefore ‘no pay, no play’

Vermont Mozart Festival director responds: Dabroski claims he worked without pay for months, therefore ‘no pay, no play’

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The former director of the Vermont Mozart Festival issued a statement Monday addressing his departure from the festival and the cancellation of all of its scheduled summer performances. In a two-page written statement indicating that he was writing from Havana, Cuba, Michael Dabroski said that he has “received no financial compensation for… Read More »

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Fans of one of Vermont’s most popular outdoor summer music events will need to make new plans and in some cases seek ticket refunds after the Vermont Mozart Festival announced this week that it has cancelled its 2019 summer concert series. “Vermont Mozart Festival is currently reviewing opportunities and evaluating all options… Read More »