Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Riots and Prayers

The VSO’s opening concert for the 2022/2023 season includes the world premiere of Riots and Prayers, composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and co-commissioned with The Flynn and UVM Lane Series. Riots and Prayers provides an opportunity for you – for anyone – to have their say as part of the performance.

What is keeping you up at night? What can’t you stand any longer? What moment of clarity, inspiration, or wonder do you want to share? What do you want to say about the state of this state, country, or planet? How do you want to fix things? What do you wish people knew about your world?

We’re looking for five people to speak, sing, shout, sign, dance or express themselves in any way as part of our performance of Riots and Prayers on September 17, 2022, at The Flynn in Burlington, VT.

Click below to sign up and find out more:

Yes, I want to take part!

DBR says that Riots and Prayers is for “ … anyone who has a deep need to say or express themselves – with their orchestra – within a moment of music, trust and collective expression … This work is intended to be reflective of our highly divisive, combative, and collaborative times. There is nothing that can be said or expressed that I would find inappropriate, unwanted, or alarming. I trust any audience to seize this opportunity for collaboration with their orchestra and make it their own, unique, shared experience for us all to witness.”

Riots and Prayers allows for words, witness, and wonder.

Lear more about DBR by clicking here.