Curated and conducted by Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s Artistic Advisor and Project Conductor Matt LaRocca, the 2023 Made in Vermont series highlights a guest artist from our state’s vibrant indie, folk, and rock scene. The VSO’s chamber orchestra performs musical favorites by Henry Purcell and Manuel De Falla and welcomes a special guest to the stage: Vermont’s own sensational soul singer Kat Wright. The program also features new works by two Vermont composers, Kyle Saulnier and Erik Nielsen. Saulnier is a unique and innovative composer whose style fuses modern orchestral techniques with jazz and industrial rock, and Nielsen’s new piece for string orchestra is a tribute to Pete Sutherland, a friend and mentor as well as a Vermont legend.
“Wright has that special balance of power and grace in her voice that can shimmer and float to the top…” – Red Line Roots
While you’ll still hear the Bonnie Raitt and Amy Winehouse influences in her music, echoes of Brandi Carlisle and Norah Jones are newly present in Kat’s performances, as well. Join us in welcoming the VSO back to Stowe!
Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Showtime 7:00 p.m.
Maurice Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin (Prelude)
Kat Wright – Let Me In
Kat Wright – Tell Me
Kyle Saulnier – a foundation of sand
Erik Satie (orch. Debussy, arr. LaRocca) – Gymnopedie No. 1
Henry Purcell – Dido’s Lament
Kat Wright – Lovers and Tides
Manuel De Falla – El amor brujo
Pantomime; Danza ritual del fuego
Erik Nielsen – Meadowlark (Tribute to Pete Sutherland)
Kat Wright – Go Down
Kat Wright – Can’t Explain
Jessica Meyer – Go Big or Go Home
This concert is presented by Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. For further questions or information, please call 802-760-4634 or visit www.sprucepeakarts.org.
This concert is generously sponsored by:
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