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VSO Masterworks

VSO Music Director Jaime Laredo returns to the podium with a program that prominently features woodwind soloists. New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill appears alongside the VSO’s own Principal Bassoon Janet Polk in Richard Strauss’ Duet Concertino. Then, McGill takes the stage for Mozart’s brilliant Clarinet Concerto. The orchestra gets a chance to show off in George Bizet’s “Symphony in C,” written as a student assignment in about a month, just after the composer turned 17.

Sponsored by Robin Rednor Veghte and Robert Veghte.

STRAUSS – Duet-concertino
MOZART – Clarinet Concerto
BIZET – Symphony in C

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VSO Jukebox at Merchants Hall

This innovative chamber music series, curated by Vermont composer and VSO Creative Projects Chair Matt LaRocca, features a sliding-scale payment option and a singular concert experience.

Our March Jukebox program celebrates International Women’s Day with a lineup of all female composers. The evening will be co-curated by Matthew Evan Taylor, professor of music at Middlebury College and our 2019 Made in Vermont world premiere composer. The two Matts have chosen pieces for the Jukebox quartet by historical composers such as Fanny Mendelssohn and Florence Price, as well as composers of today, including Mary Ellen Childs and Jessie Montgomery. We look forward to championing music by women with our Jukebox audiences!

Sponsored by the Ann M. Bragg Charitable Trust, in memory of Ann Miller Bragg, and Sap! Beverages.

This event is BYOB.

For venue accessibility information, please call Merchants Hall at (802) 855-8081.


Gabriela Lena Frank – Torqueada from Leyendas

Fanny Mendelssohn – String Quartet in E Flat Major, mvmt 1, Adagio ma non troppo

Germaine Tailleferre – String Quartet, mvmt 1, Modere

Florence Price – String Quartet in G Major, mvmt 2, Andante Moderato

Jessie Montgomery – Strum

Mary Ellen Childs – Pizz Hocket and Strum, from Dream House

Gabriela Lena Frank – Canto de Velorio from Leyendas

Jennifer Higdon – Reel Time, from Southern Harmony

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Take Another Look At The VSO

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc., a state-assisted non-profit institution founded in 1934, 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. It seeks to raise the common standard of musical education and enjoyment, and to provide, at moderate […]

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Guest conductor James Feddeck makes his VSO debut with a program showcasing the versatility of VSO musicians. The concert opens with Haydn, then fast-forwards 150 years to Stravinsky’s chamber concerto, “Dumbarton Oaks.” Notoriously difficult for the chamber member ensemble, Dumbarton Oaks was heavily inspired by Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti. The program closes with Robert Schumann’s optimistic 2nd symphony.

Sponsored by Robin Rednor Veghte and Robert Veghte.

HAYDN – Symphony No. 88
STRAVINSKY – Concerto in Eb, “Dumbarton Oaks”
SCHUMANN – Symphony No. 2

James Feddeck, guest conductor

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Holiday Pops – Rutland, ft. the VSO Chorus

José Daniel Flores-Caraballo leads the Orchestra and Chorus in a festive program that ranges from an a cappella version of “Jingle Bells” to the blockbuster “Many Moods of Christmas.” We pay tribute to the late great Robert De Cormier with three of his iconic arrangements, and present the Vermont premiere of a sweet ballad, “Little Tree” by Steve Murray. Never fear, the audience has a role to play…. And of course Holiday Pops can’t officially ring in the season without “Sleigh Ride.” Join us for the celebration!


Hillary Boone is a stand-up comedian and storyteller. She spent her childhood in a log cabin in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. After traveling the country and some of the world, she is back in her home state, making people laugh.

In addition to performing stand-up around New England, Hillary is also a member of the Vermont Comedy Divas and the Divas Do Good initiative, raising money for local nonprofits. She takes part in comedic storytelling events, and is a host of the Moth StorySLAM. Hillary has opened for comics such as Deanne Smith, Myq Kaplan, and Michelle Buteau.

When she’s not on stage, Hillary works at Efficiency Vermont, managing programs. She is a non-profit trainer and facilitator, and teaches “Outcomes and Evaluations for Learning Organizations” in the graduate program at Marlboro College. She has presented her work in measuring impact internationally.

In her free time, Hillary is a board member at Spectrum Youth and Family Services and the Howard Center. She lives in Colchester with her wife and dog. Hillary is thrilled to be appearing with the VSO again!rr

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VSO – Sunday Matinee Series with Joseph Kalichstein

Mar 19 2017

3:00 PM

Students: $10     Adults: $20 – $32

A legendary piano soloist visits Vermont for our March concert: Joseph Kalichstein, performing Beethoven’s second piano concerto. The program begins on a solemn note with the adagietto movement from Mahler’s fifth symphony. It is unusual to perform only excerpted movements from symphonies, with the exception of this staggeringly gorgeous piece, which is regularly performed without the accompanying movements. Following the piano concerto, the program closes with the last symphony Mozart ever wrote, Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter.” Mozart’s brilliance is undeniable here– this masterpiece stands atop the summit of the symphonic repertory, even centuries after its premiere. Jaime Laredo is well known as a brilliant interpreter of Mozart, making for a truly memorable evening.

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VSO – Sunday Matinee Series with Sharon Isbin

VSO – Sunday Matinee Series with Sharon Isbin

Jan 31 2016
3:00 PM

Tickets: Adults $32 – $20; Students $9

Sharon Isbin-classical guitar’s reigning diva-performed with the VSO in 1992, and many of us have been counting the minutes until her return.

She will play the popular Concierto de Aranjuez, plus a new work written for her by Chris Brubeck. Debussy’s Danses sacrée et profane features another plucked instrument, the harp, and Mendelssohn’s spirited Symphony No. 4 concludes the concert.

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