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Classical Music Humor

Despite its reputation as a formal, refined art form, humor abounds in the classical music world—after all, those who make a career out of performing frustratingly difficult music have to find some kind of coping mechanism. And as Vermont finishes its fourth week under a stay-at-home order, we figure many[…]

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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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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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Halloween Favorites

There’s a lot to love about Halloween: the costumes, the candy, and the treasure trove of spooky music that resurfaces every October. Psychology, physics, cultural norms, and personal memories each influence why we consider certain music scary (more on that HERE). As a result, many songs that we associate with[…]

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