Vermont Symphony Orchestra

7th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival – Mahaney Arts Center

About the Program

As part of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF), a VSO ensemble will play an arrangement of the film score to the animated short film Two Balloons live. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Peter Broderick, music composer, Matt LaRocca, music arranger, the musicians, and film festival staff.

This is the fourth year that the VSO has collaborated with the MNFF to award a VSO prize, which is given to the short film whose filmmaker makes the best use of music to underscore the story or message of their work.

About the Ensemble

  • Matt LaRocca, conductor
  • Anne Janson, flute
  • Karen Luttik, clarinet
  • Tom Toner, percussion
  • Mary Jane Austin, piano
  • Letitia Quante and Brooke Quiggins, violins
  • Stefanie Taylor, viola
  • Bonnie Klimowski, cello
  • Luke Baker, bass

Tickets for this event and the festival go on sale August 2 and are available at Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival’s website.