Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Woodwind Quintet Concert – Brattleboro

About the Program

Inspired by VSO’s free string, brass and woodwind Close to Home and Far Afield summer concerts, the VSO’s Woodwind Quintet program salutes our Veterans and Service Members with festive music featuring American music from several traditions. These free, one-hour concerts feature marches by John Philip Sousa, a medley of familiar songs from the Gay 90s (that’s 1890!), music from Copland’s feisty “Rodeo,” and probably the best-known example of Ragtime, Joplin’s “The Entertainer.”  Rounding out the program will be Hedwige Chretien’s charming Quintette, a transcription of Holst’s beloved First Suite in Eb for military band, and music from the movie “The Pirates of the Caribbean.”

Concerts will be presented outdoors, and in line with COVID-19 guidelines. For more information, click here.

About the Ensemble

  • Anne Janson, flute
  • Sherwood Wise, oboe
  • Karen Luttik, clarinet
  • Rebecca Eldredge, bassoon
  • Alan Parshley, horn

Concert Location

Fair weather:

Lawn at the Brattleboro VA Clinic

71 GSP Drive

Brattleboro, VT 05301-4452

Rain site: Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave, Brattleboro, Vermont

For program accessibility accommodations, please contact Grace Spain at 802-864-5741 or



This concert is sponsored by Gordon and Jean Bristol.