Vermont Symphony Orchestra: Made in Vermont
Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday, September 21
Woodstock Town Hall Theatre
Tickets: $30 Adults | $10 Youth (ages 6-17) | $25 Pentangle Members
Pentangle Arts is proud to present the Vermont Symphony Orchestra this fall. Music Director Jaime Laredo leads the Vermont Symphony Orchestra in a program as colorful as Vermont’s famous fall foliage. “Dance of the Furies” from Gluck’s opera Orfeo has little or nothing to do with the plot to bring Euridice back from the Underworld, but it satisfied the Parisian audience’s appetite for catchy dance numbers. Britten’s Simple Symphony is a beloved staple of the chamber orchestra repertoire with its fanciful movement titles—from “Boisterous Bourrée” through “Frolicsome Finale.” The VSO’s traditional Made in Vermont world premiere commission takes a creative twist this year as they partner with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival to pair Brattleboro composer Paul Dedell’s new work with a new film by Jesse Kreitzer. Dedell’s work will be presented at the film festival in August, and in concert format during the fall tour. The program ends with Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, a richly inventive double concerto for violin and viola which ranks with any of Mozart’s symphonic masterpieces. Superstar violinist Pamela Frank, who won the Avery Fisher Prize in 1999, joins her longtime colleague—our own superstar Jaime Laredo—for what promises to be a truly exceptional experience.
GLUCK “Dance of the Furies” from Orfeo
BRITTEN Simple Symphony
PAUL DEDELL World Premiere Commission
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante (Jaime Laredo and Pamela Frank, soloists)
Jaime Laredo, conductor
This performance by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra is made possible in part by grants from the State of Vermont, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Vermont Arts Council.