Blanche Moyse is one of those.
She passed away at her home in Brattleboro this past Thursday at age 101, as the last living co-founder of the legendary Marlboro Music Festival. She lived a long life filled with music: Moyse also founded the Brattleboro Music Center, the New England Bach Festival, and the Blanche Moyse Chorale.
She’s remembered as a perfectionist, a community leader, and an artist of supreme vision.
My colleague Walter Parker said it best: “The gifts that Blanche and the others, the seeds they planted in southeastern Vermont, are still bearing great fruit.”
These are some remembrances of Blanche:
– from Vermont Public Radio
– from the Brattleboro Reformer