Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Jaime Laredo
Music Director

Music for Days Like This

The brainchild of VSO Creative Projects Chair Matt LaRocca, our newest project serves the present moment with streamed chamber ensemble performances, presented from a variety of traditional and unexpected venues around the state. Your VSO will premiere new works from composers of diverse styles and backgrounds, showcase beloved classics, and collaborate with esteemed creative partners from Vermont and beyond. In a performance season like no other, we’re thrilled to share this music with you!

This concert will feature a string quintet and pianist and will be performed from Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester, and will stream at 7:30pm on November 21st.

Brooke Quiggins and Jane Kittredge, violins
Stefanie Taylor, viola
John Dunlop, cello
Luke Baker, bass
Mary Jane Austin, piano
Hosted by VSO New Music Advisor David Ludwig

The program will premiere works from Burlington and New York high school composers Alex Wick and Arianelle Arroyo, and include pieces by Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, Jennifer Higdon, William Grant Still, Edward Elgar, and Johannes Brahms. Stay tuned for more program information!

Single tickets and season ticket packages are available for purchase below. Single tickets start at $5, on a pay-what-you-can sliding scale. To purchase tickets by phone or redeem a gift certificate, please call Box Office Manager Grace Spain at (802) 864-5741 ext. 110.

 

When you purchase a ticket, you will create a username and password that you will use to access the live stream (be sure to write it down!). On the night of the show, you will return to this page and enter your login information to access the concert. You will be able to log in starting 15 minutes before the concert. You will be able to log in and access the show until November 28th. PLEASE NOTE: The video player is not supported by Internet Explorer. If you are not able to see the video player, please try using Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or a different browser.

Join Us for a Pre-Show Zoom Chat!

Before the show on November 21, join VSO Executive Director Elise Brunelle as she interviews composers Jennifer Higdon, Alex Wick, and Arianelle Arroyo; VSO Creative Projects Chair Matt LaRocca; and violinist Jane Kittredge. We’ll delve into what emerging and established composers can learn from each other and the challenges and triumphs of performing new music.
The Zoom chat is free of charge! Click here to join  to join the Zoom Webinar at 7:00 PM on November 21.

 

This season is sponsored by the Northfield Savings Bank VSO Innovation Fund.

The VSO is proud to present our virtual season’s livestreamed concerts in partnership with OurConcerts.live.

PROGRAM
For a full pdf of our concert program, click here.

HUNGARIAN DANCE NO. 6 IN D MAJOR
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

TAMBORITO AND CUMBIA Y CONGO
FROM DANZAS DE PANAMA
William Grant Still (1895-1978)

UNCERTAINTY
Arianelle Arroyo (b. 2004)

ADAGIO FROM GRAND SEXTET IN
D MAJOR, OP. 110
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

ALLEGRO GIUSTO FROM QUINTET IN A MAJOR
FOR PIANO AND STRINGS, D.667, “TROUT”
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

PROLETARIAN PANDEMIC &
BOURGEOIS BANDEMIC
Alex Wick (b. 2003)

AMAZING GRACE
Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962)

SALUT D’AMOUR
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

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