Vermont Symphony Launches 'Made in Vermont' Statewide Tour, 9/23
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is hitting the road on September 23rd continuing through September 30th. The tour begins just in time for Vermont's famous foliage to blanket the state in a stunning sea of reds, oranges, and yellows.
This year, we are visiting Vermont's state colleges, the opera houses in Vergennes and Derby Line, and we are thrilled to announce that we have added a new stop on our tour for the vibrant arts community in Brattleboro at the Latchis Theatre! This year's program opens with a piece Mozart wrote for his sister, then turns to American composer Aaron Copland's brooding Quiet City, featuring two of our own soloists in the unusual pairing of solo trumpet and solo English horn. This year's commission, in clarion fields, comes from Norwich-born composer Zach Sheets; we are excited to bring his piece to life and share it with Vermonters for the first time! The program concludes with principal guest conductor Anthony Princiotti's own arrangement of Alexander Borodin's String Quartet No. 2, which provided much of the music for the Broadway musical Kismet.
Benjamin Cadwallader, Executive Director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra remarked "The VSO was founded in 1934 with the expectation that this was to be a symphony for Vermonters across the entire state. 82 years later, this historic tradition remains alive and well at the VSO, and nowhere is this better represented than on our Made in Vermont statewide tour. From Derby Line to Brattleboro, the VSO brings Vermonters and communities together to celebrate music and our beloved state during a spectacularly gorgeous time of year."
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra received grant funding in support of the Made in Vermont statewide tour from the Vermont Arts Council. The statewide tour is generously co-sponsored by Vermont Public Radio, Vermont PBS, and Trapp Lager. Individual concert support is provided by Passumpsic Financial Advisors, Community National Bank, Heritage Family Credit Union, Lyndon Institute, Trust Company of Vermont and Hubbardton Forge.
Made in Vermont Statewide Tour
Anthony Princiotti, conductor; Mark Emery, trumpet; Ann Greenawalt, English horn
Friday, September 23 7:30 pm Dibden Center, Johnson State College, Johnson
Saturday, September 24 7:30 pm Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes
Sunday, September 25 4:00 pm Haskell Opera House, Derby Line
Monday, September 28 7:00 pm Castleton State College Fine Arts Center, Castleton
Thursday, September 29 7:30 pm Alexander Twilight Theater, Lyndon State College
Friday, September 30 7:30 pm Latchis Theatre, Brattleboro
MOZART Divertimento No. 11
COPLAND Quiet City
ZACH SHEETS in clarion fields (World Premiere Commission)
BORODIN String Symphony in D Major
Tickets are available at the Flynn Regional Box Office, flynntix.org:
Adults-$25, children 6-17- $10, students 5 and under free. Discounted tickets for VT State College Students are available. Please call the VSO for more information at (800) VSO-9293 ext. 10.
(Or visit vso.org for ticket outlet information.)
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is the only statewide orchestra providing live musical experiences for listeners in Vermont. It is a state-assisted non-profit institution founded in 1935 and exists for the purpose of fostering and encouraging the appreciation of music in all its various forms, with emphasis on orchestral, choral and chamber music.