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A September preview as colorful as the turning leaves

Montreal will be the scene of several September performances or festivals. On the performance side, L'Op鲡 de Montreal will be presenting Giuseppe Verdi's "A Masked Ball." Performances for this exciting opera will open on Sept. 22, 8 p.m., in Place des Arts. The great Canadian tenor Richard Marginson will sing the role of Riccardo in this production. The night before, Sept. 21, Orgue et Couleurs will open its Ninth Fall Festival of music for organ in company with voices, instruments and orchestra. This splendid festival is celebrated in a number of churches around Montreal through Sunday, Sept. 30, and includes both ticketed and free concerts. This year's theme is "The King At Play!" and promises music from the Baroque era up to contemporary music. There is also an open house that will permit you to visit 30 chur- ches to see, and perhaps to hear, their organs.

Also opening here in October will be the UVM Department of Theatres first production of its new season: Donald Margulies's "Found a Peanut." The production opens Sept. 26 and runs through Oct. 7.

Turning to the Lane series, it opens on Sept. 28 with a performance by Old School Freight Train, a bluegrass, newgrass group, and follows that terrific beginning of the season with jazz pianist Fred Hersch on Oct. 5. Each performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Flynn Center opens its scheduled season with the MainStage appearance by the singing group Sweet Honey in the Rock, and follows it out on Oct. 4 with a performance by Ballet Folklorico de Mexico and on Oct. 5, the Weston Play House Theater Companys fall touring production of Master Harold... and the Boys." Even all that does not include the full spectrum of events that are regularly added in FlynnSpace as the year progresses.

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