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Practicing under stay-at-home orders

At-home pursuits are definitely having their moment in the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in extra downtime for many, and more time spent at home for just about everyone.  We’re biased, of course, but we think that practicing an instrument at home is a great way to[…]

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Remote lessons from VSO musicians

Playing an instrument is a perfect activity for coping with stress and staving off cabin fever while practicing social distancing. If you’re looking to learn a new instrument, get back into playing after some time off, or change up your current practice regimen, Vermont Symphony Orchestra musicians can help. In[…]

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Music to soothe stress

It’s all too easy to get overwhelmed by the stressors of daily life, and it’s even easier amidst a global pandemic. Although live performances have been curtailed around the world this season, it’s important to remember that music is still here to help in what has become a time of[…]

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Q & A with Matthew Evan Taylor

Matthew Evan Taylor is a Vermont artist we’re beyond grateful to have crossed paths with. A saxophonist with extensive touring experience, Matthew is also a composer and an Assistant Professor of Music at Middlebury College. In 2019, Matthew wrote a score to accompany a new film on our Made in[…]

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Favorite Film Music

We’re big movie soundtrack fans here at the VSO. We love hearing old favorites repurposed in inventive ways, and we appreciate the film industry for its steady flow of new orchestral music. Looking ahead to the rest of 2020, we’re particularly excited to hear new works from Hans Zimmer and[…]

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