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VSO Announces MasterClef Finalists!

We’re excited to welcome 13 young Vermont composer finalists to Burlington for our MasterClef workshop, and the VSO concert at the Flynn next week! The finalists are Elizabeth Messier (12th grade) and Frankie Fidler (10th grade) from Champlain Valley Union High School; Naomi Shpaner (8th grade) from Colchester Middle School;[…]

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Young girl, Ella Thompson Rose playing the violin as she smiles into the camera, wearing a burnt orange knit hat and a piano in the background.

Making Music Together

Over the winter, five Vermont Symphony Orchestra musicians took on new young music students from Brattleboro, Ferrisburgh, Colchester, Bolton, and Richmond via weekly Zoom lessons, supported by funds from the Tarrant Foundation. The musicians and their students developed strong relationships and made beautiful music together. One of those special new[…]

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New Music from Vermont Schoolchildren

With the support of the Vermont Arts Council, your VSO has joined forces with a group of aspiring composers learning to write new, original works at Monument Elementary in Bennington, Vermont. These young musicians have been learning staff notation and basic composition techniques from Matt LaRocca with Music-COMP (Music Composition[…]

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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 Violin by Douglas Cox

VSO Violin Makes Its Stage Debut

It’s been nearly a year in the making, one that concert-goers to our Masterworks performances were able to witness firsthand. During our last Masterworks performance on May 6, the VSO Violin came to life in the hands of our Associate Concertmaster Kathy Andrew. Crafted throughout the season in the lobby of[…]

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