Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Chandler welcomes talented women to stage, two shows

Friday & Saturday, May 3-4—RANDOLPH—The Grammy-nominated Della Mae will take to the Chandler stage Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Della Mae has established a reputation as a charismatic, hard-touring live act, building a large and enthusiastic fan base while racking up massive amounts of critical acclaim. Sensitive yet assertive, these versatile instrumentalists and vocalists draw from a bottomless well of roots influences to create vibrantly original music that explores timeless lyrical truths. Their unmistakably contemporary relevance places them alongside such tradition- and socially-conscious young acts as the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, the Lumineers, and Shovels & Rope. And of special note to regional music fans: guitarist/vocalist Celia Woodsmith is a Vermont native and former member of the celebrated roots duo Avi & Celia.

Reserved seating is $31-$41.

Simone Dinnerstein will grace the stage next, on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Gnossierennes is a word coined by composer Erik Satie. Perhaps it refers to gnosticism? Perhaps the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur in the labyrinth at Knossos on Crete? Chandler favorite Dinnerstein performs works by Couperin, Glass, Satie, and Schumann. Whether songful and contemplative or dizzingly exuberant, Dinnerstein and each composer trace the inward working of a musical maze and connect the two thought-provoking definitions.

Reserved seating for adults is $38 advance, $41 day of; students is $15.

Chandler Center for the Arts is located at 71-73 Main St., Randolph. For more information, call 802-728-6464 or visit

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