World-Class Artist

"[Lance] Olson [Executive Director of Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center] says there are plenty of internationally renowned artists who have chosen to make their homes in Vermont, and they should be recognized, along with new talent, like Stowe jazz singer Audrey Bernstein, whom Olson first heard at Bee’s Knees in Morrisville four years ago. She would become the first Vermont artist featured in Spruce Peak’s Peak Vermont program, putting 250 people into the chairs at Spruce Peak. 

“It was a creative event more than a musical event,” Olson said. “It created the seed of what grew and developed.” 

Bernstein played Spruce Peak again this month, and Olson beamed as he said, “She’s a world-class artist today. I believe we contributed to that. I think that’s a terribly important thing to do for a community.