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The Windham Orchestra offers top-notch classical music for the communities of southeastern Vermont


UPCOMING concerts


Nov. 12 & 13, 2016

A joint side-by-side concert with the Sage City Symphony


Jan. 20 & 22, 2017

Featuring Verdi's opera Il Trovatore


March 24 & 26, 2017

Featuring Symphonies No. 3 & 4


May 5 & 7, 2017

Featuring Dvorak, Prokofiev and Respighi

2016-17 Season

Emotion. Intensity. Connection. Shared. Summit. Beauty & Delight.

The Windham Orchestra offers you a season of life-and-death emotion, virtuosic challenge, intellectual intensity and profound connection. We all experience music as a direct contact with these shared human phenomena and each of our concerts offers a rich and beautiful access to our own core.

In our opening concert, we experience what it is to live with the recent history of our town of Brattleboro, what it is to live in nature and the elements, what it is to be a flawed hero. Later: family drama painted very large; music that endures as a perpetual summit, no matter how frequently we scale it; purest beauty and delight. 

We hope you'll join us at one of our upcoming concerts!

About Us

Join us in celebrating the richness of musical talent in our area  

The Windham Orchestra features local musicians and composers. The 2016-2017 season marks our 47th year of making music together in Brattleboro, Vermont. We take pride in our history of providing symphonic music to Southeastern Vermont and our commitment to keeping classical music vital and building future audiences.

The Windham Orchestra serves four important roles in the musical community:

1) Performing live orchestral music in Brattleboro and surrounding towns;
2) Providing performance opportunities for musicians of all backgrounds;
3) Educating local school children; and
4) Providing an orchestral ensemble for performance of music by local composers.

Open Rehearsals


Please attend our rehearsals and concerts. We welcome your participation as audience members, volunteers, and contributors. If you want to find ways for more active participation, send an email indicating your desire to become active.

Are you interested in playing with the Windham Orchestra? Contact our personnel manager, Kaitlin Haskins, at


Contribution. PARTNER. You!

Your presence supports us! We all grow in an environment of mutual support and opportunity. How would you like to support and contribute to the Windham Orchestra?

Podium Partners
We invite you to be one of our Podium Partners, major supporters who contribute $500 or more to the orchestra. You will be acknowledged in our program booklet, as well as receiving two tickets to all our concerts during the season.

Tax-Deductible Contributions
As a program of the Brattleboro Music Center the Windham Orchestra is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are fully tax-deductible. Please make checks payable to the Brattleboro Music Center, with "Windham Orchestra" in the memo line and send it to:

Windham Orchestra
c/o Brattleboro Music Center
38 Walnut Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301


Hugh Keelan

Music Director

Jenna Rae

Executive Committee Chair

Kaitlin Haskins

Personnel Manager

Chris McAvoy

Front of House Manager

Pedro Pereira


Jessica Murrow

Venue Manager


Librarians: Frank Kotkov & Sarah Kotkov
Social Media: Catalina Arrubla
Box Office Management: Mary Hayes and Don Hayes
Concerto Competition: Ede Thomas & Lynn Trowbridge, with special thanks to Doug Cox
Rehearsal Set-up: Stephen Broll
Membership: Peter Gibbons
Logo Design: Peter Harris

Orchestra Section Managers: Alice Abraham, Phoebe Connolly, Frank Kotkov, Sara Aierstuck, Doug Cox, Connie Green, Jessica Murrow, Stephen Broll, Diane Lipartito, Karen Horton, Melissa Griffin, Kurt Weisman, Susan Lemei, and Michael Day



Managing Director: Mary Greene
Campaign Director: Meg Lyons
Education Programs Coordinator: Carol Compton

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This is our 2015-16 roster. The 2016-17 roster will be announced soon!

Violin I
Philip Bloch, Concertmaster
Deedee Jones
Linda Hecker
Gudrun Weeks
Alice Abraham
Peggy Spencer
Crystal Stillman
Anne Summers
Lindsey Elsesser
Michelle Liechti

Violin II
Amy Cann, principal
Jill Newton
Ede Thoma
Sarah Kemble
Bridget Kinoshita
Phoebe Connolly
Cheryl Burrows
Adrian Rus-Neacsu
Rob Buckley
Sarah Miller
Zoe Mitchell

Chris McAvoy, principal
Peter Gibbons
Frank Kotkov
Brian Cohen
Caroline Sly
Ulysses Parker

Pedro Pereira, principal
Mary Hayes
Mary Hepburn
Sara Aierstuck
Robin Luberoff

Double Bass
Jamie MacDonald, principal
Douglas Cox
Garth MacDonald
Robert Athanasopoulos

Flute & Piccolo
Kimi Hasegawa, principal
Connie Vial Green
Lisa Bryan
Melissa Richmond
Kaitlin Haskins

Jessica Murrow, principal
Catalina Arrubla

Hannah Berube, principal
Stephen Broll
Valerie Linck
Kathy Korb

Bass Clarinet
Patrick Kiernan

Diane Lipartito, principal
Tiffany Coolidge

Melissa Griffin, principal
Alison Cho
Rob Freeberg
Floyd Oster
Wendy LaValley

Karen Horton, principal
Fleur Barnes-Rowell
David Miller
Chris Hunt
Standish Bourne
Barclay Ward

Kurt Weisman, principal
Chris Goding
Max Sherrill
Ben Smar

Susan Lemei, principal

Stephen Rice
Michael Day 

Stefan Amidon
Stephen Rice
Michael Day

Gretchen LaBonte

Music Director
Hugh Keelan


Windham Orchestra musicians: please check back here frequently for updated information about rehearsals, concerts, special events and more. Are you interested in playing with the Windham Orchestra? Contact our personnel manager, Kaitlin Haskins, at