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Suad Bushnaq

Suad Bushnaq is a musically multilingual Arab-Canadian film and concert composer whose music has been hailed as ‘reflective and touching’ (Nikki Bedi, BBC The Arts Hour), ‘seriously beautiful’ (John Welsman, award-winning Canadian composer), ‘rich and accessible’ (Klara Festival, Belgium), and ‘sublime’ (Toula Drimonis, CJAD Montréal).  Her film score for The Curve[…]

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Musical Petting Zoo at Newport City School

SymphonyKids: Beginning of LifeLong Music Lovers

By Sara Munro “I originally thought that I was going to be really bored, irritated, and that I wouldn’t like the performance at all. But when I heard the people perform, it was like the opposite. The performance was AMAZING!!!!” ~ Tuttle Middle School Student We thank our new friend[…]

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VSO Violinmaker-in-Residence at Work

VSO Violin: From Forest to Stage

By Sara Munro At every event, we get to know the people who fill the seats and whom we think of as family. We love to hear what inspired you most about a performance and your ideas for expanding our reach in Vermont. Last year, one idea rose above all[…]

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VSO Summer Festival Tour Orchestra

From the Wings

By Eleanor Long In preparation for the launch of our new website this past year, we sent contracted musicians a questionnaire, asking them to send their answers and a photo to us for the musician page. I thought I knew “my” musicians pretty well, but much of the info that[…]

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Guest Conductor Christopher James Lees

Interview with Christopher James Lees

VSO Executive Director Ben Cadwallader recently spoke with Christopher James Lees about the 2017 TD Bank Summer Festival Tour. Before we asked Lees our crowd-sourced questions, he wanted to express his excitement about this year’s program: I couldn’t be more excited to conduct the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 TD Bank Summer[…]

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