Vermont Symphony Orchestra

A Night at the Movies at Haskell Opera House

A Night at the Movies is a concert featuring a live, 22-piece VSO chamber orchestra accompanying seven animated and documentary films with Vermont ties, as part of the 2022 Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. The program weaves though a breadth of musical styles and stories, from two animated shopping carts searching for love to the story of Hansel and Gretel. Adventurous lemurs learn to fly, a little girl grows up in an undocumented farmworker family, and a director chronicles his path from prison to filmmaking.

Breath by Marlboro-based Jesse Kreitzer (music by Brattleboro composer Paul Dedell)

Estrellita by Middlebury College Animation Studio and Producer Daniel Houghton (music by Jack DeBouter)

Gretel Hansel KinRumpelStilts by Burlington-based Chris Caswell (music by Burlington composer Patricia Julien)

Empty Under Sky by Robin Starbuck (music by Waterbury composer Matt LaRocca)

The Greatest Night by Jeremy Lee MacKenzie (music by Middlebury College Asst. Professor of Music Dr. Matthew Evan Taylor) 

Mate by and with music composed by Rusty Eveland

Two Balloons by Mark Smith (music by Peter Broderick)


Note: The Haskell Opera House is located on the international border of Canada and the United States. Canadian citizens will be required to enter from a Northern tower and exit  by the same way, enabling them to not fill out an Arrive Can application. Valid identification may be required in case of being intercepted by the RCMP. U.S. citizens can enter and depart through the front entrance of the building; Arrive Can applications are not required.

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