Vermont Symphony Orchestra

VISUALIZER ORCHESTRA – Double E Performance Center, 7:00PM


Let’s create a visual soundtrack to classical music!

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is teaming up with Dallas-based Lightware Labs to create a dynamic light and visuals show and orchestra concert. This technology uses light and image to “map” a light projection onto a surface, turning ordinary walls and surfaces into dynamic, animated works of art.

The VSO uses this technology to create visual stories to accompany an hour of intense, emotional orchestral music. Our 40-piece orchestra will perform:

  • “The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship” from Scheherazade – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Langkawi Overture– Su Lian Tan
  • Adagio for Strings – Samuel Barber
  •  Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Felix Mendelssohn
  •  “Prayer” from Sinfonietta of Dreams – Jeffrey Scott
  • Uhuru: Freedom’s Song – Mark Lomax, II

Matt LaRocca will conduct this performance.

General admission single tickets for $30 (with limited quantity student tickets for $10) are available via the Double E’s ticketing platform, See Tickets, at:

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COVID-19: Audiences aged 18 and older are required to provide photo ID (such as a license, passport, or school ID) as well as proof of COVID vaccination (i.e. 14 days have passed since final vaccination) upon entering the venue. Vaccination and/or photo ID can be provided via a physical copy or a smartphone photo of the document(s). Masks are required to be worn over mouth and nose for all audience members aged 2 and up. This policy may be updated based on CDC guidance and Vermont Department of Health guidelines.


Matt LaRocca is a composer, performer, and educator who you are just as likely to see playing with a band in a dive bar as conducting an orchestra. He is on the composition and theory faculty at the University of Vermont and is the Artistic Director of the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also the Executive Director of Music-COMP, an organization that teaches composition to students throughout the country by pairing them with professional composers as mentors. Committed to new music and innovation, LaRocca loves bringing classical music to new audiences and new spaces through his work as the curator of the VSO’s Jukebox concert series. 

As a musician growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, LaRocca feels equally at home in both the rock and classical worlds. His classical work has been commissioned by groups such as the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Youth Symphony and the Great Falls Symphony Orchestra, and from 2007-2008 he was the Faculty Composer in Residence for the Montana State University Symphony. TV and film credits include music for PBS and the British Lung Foundation, and he also works as a writer and arranger for rock and electronic bands. Artistic residencies include an expedition to the high arctic through The Arctic Circle organization and composition/improvisation teaching residencies at schools throughout New England and California. LaRocca frequently performs as a violist and guitarist in classical, rock and improvisation ensembles. 

LaRocca lives in Duxbury with his wife Heather, and their children Jasper, Sawyer, and Macy. He holds degrees in chemistry and music from Middlebury College and a doctorate in music composition from Boston University.