About the 2018-19 Season
The Windham Orchestra devoted last season to works chosen by the players. This coming year is to celebrate a new opening into generosity, astonishment and excellence.
Puccini’s Turandot: a new way to interpret this masterpiece.
Four marvelous young musicians will perform concertos in one spectacular concert.
We will reach for the highest, noblest vision, featuring Hindemith and Mendelssohn
We'll explore the human condition (well, we always do) through Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony
Academy of Music, Northampton
Thursday, October 18 at 7pm
In Puccini's last opera there are riddles to answer, death and torture to avoid, hearts to thaw, barriers of status, race and gender to transcend, so that Love may triumph against all odds.
Community participation meets world-class soloists and artistry; orchestra and chorus fill the stage.
The “Princess of Ice and Death”
The slave girl, helpless until she can bear no more
Liù-----Roseanne Ackerley The Unknown Prince, willing to risk it all
The deposed King, blind and lost in a foreign land
Timur-----Cailin Marcel Manson
The Son of the Heavens
Emperor Altoum-----Tom Gregg
Risks it all, and executed in his prime
The Prince of Persia-----Charlie Berrios
our Tao-based commentators...who knows what these guys are really about?
Ping & Pang & Pong-----Elizabeth Wohl & James Anderson & Michael Duffin
our community-based SWAT-team Chorus, who howl at the moon and tug our heartstrings in a different direction at each moment
our community-based Rabble Chorus, committed by turns to bloodlust, basic human decency, and reverence.
Join us in celebrating the richness of musical talent in our area
The Windham Orchestra, which was founded in 1969, features local musicians and composers. The 2018-2019 season marks our 49th 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.
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.
You're invited to attend any of our open rehearsals:
Rehearsal and concert dates coming soon!
All open rehearsals are held at the following address:
Brattleboro Music Center
72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Are you interested in playing with the Windham Orchestra? Contact our personnel manager, Stephen Broll, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
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.
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:
c/o Brattleboro Music Center
72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Or donate online (be sure to designate your donation for the "Windham Orchestra"):
The Windham Orchestra is fortunate to have a top-notch music director who leads all artistic efforts. The administration and management is run by a volunteer board (aka our "executive committee") with support from the Brattleboro Music Center, our parent organization. Meet the core team:
PROGRAM & DESIGN MANAGER
Venue & FINANCE 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
BRATTLEBORO MUSIC CENTER STAFF
Managing Director: Mary Greene
Campaign Director: Meg Lyons
Education Programs Coordinator: Carol Compton
Introducing the talented musicians playing in the Windham Orchestra for our 2017-18 season!
Michelle Liechti, Concertmaster
Abe Moore Odell
Amy Cann, principal
Zola von Krusenstiern
Chris McAvoy, principal
Pedro Pereira, principal
Sandra Van De Kauter
Douglas Cox, principal
Kimi Hasegawa, principal
Connie Vial Green
Jessica Murrow, principal
Stephen Broll, principal
Diane Lipartito, principal
Melissa Griffin, principal
Karen Horton, principal
Ben Smar, principal
Susan Lemei, principal