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On November 23, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. we’re bringing new music to the Vermont Public airwaves: Canadian/Sri Lankan composer Dinuk Wijeratne’s Yatra and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1, conducted by Tania Miller from our March 22, 2022 concert at The Flynn. Host Helen Lyons also includes two pieces of chamber music from our March 2021 streamed concerts: Vermont jazz legend Ray Vega and his composition  Buscando Dõna Juana Figeroa, which was commissioned by the VSO for Vega as trumpet soloist and string quartet. Vega also performed this piece for the reopening festivities at New York’s David Geffen Hall in October 2022, with the Bronx Arts Ensemble. Also featured is music for strings by Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Sainte-Georges.
In the week after Thanksgiving, Vermont Public host James Stewart shares a recording from our second annual MasterClef student composition, in partnership withMusic-COMP. The recording features young Vermont composers who created their own music based on a melody from Matthew Evan Taylor’s piece titled from despair…Light!. Listen to the MasterClef workshop recording on Vermont Public on Monday, November 28 at 5:30pm, Wednesday, November 30 at 10:00 a.m. and Friday, December 2 at 8:30 a.m.

From right to left: Jeremiah Stewart, Callum Robechek, Maaike Dam, Matt LaRocca,* Jonathan Kafumbe, Matthew Evan Taylor,* Randal Pierce*