Dorset Chamber Music Residency (DCMR) is a community-driven classical chamber music festival led by Alix Raspé and Fanya Wyrick-Flax of the flute and harp duo, kairos. For the inaugural summer festival (June 25 - July 2, 2017) seven musicians were in residence in the small town of Dorset, VT for one music-filled week. DCMR musicians-in-residence engaged the Dorset community with five vibrant performances in local community venues, including United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, Dorset Village Library, and the Dorset Colony House.
Throughout the 20th Century, the Dorset Colony House (pictured above) was home to writers, poets, and actors as they worked on their latest projects. The Colony House generously opened its doors to the seven DCMR musicians as they shared their music with the nurturing community of Dorset. The musicians spent the week living at the historic Dorset Colony House, which provided them with a full kitchen as well as rehearsal and practice space.