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LISTEN LOCAL

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

 

CONCERTS

Spring Concerts: Delight

FRIDAY, MAY 5TH, 7:30 PM
BRATTLEBORO HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM (map)

SUNDAY, MAY 7TH, 3:00 PM
BELLOWS FALLS UNION HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM (Map)

PRICE: $5-$50 (name your price)

Dvorak         Slavonic Rhapsody No. 1

Prokofiev   Violin Concerto No. 2
    with David Horak

Respighi       Fountains of Rome


PEOPLE WHO CHANGE OUR LIVES

Nov. 12 & 13, 2016

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

THE TROUBADOUR

Jan. 20 & 22, 2017

Featuring Verdi's opera Il Trovatore

BEETHOVEN

March 24 & 26, 2017

Featuring Symphonies No. 3 & 4

DELIGHT

May 5 & 7, 2017

Featuring Dvorak, Prokofiev and Respighi


About the 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

welcome. PARTICIPATE.

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 kaitlinhaskins@gmail.com.

Support

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

Or donate online (be sure to designate your donation for the "Windham Orchestra"):

Team

Hugh Keelan

Music Director

Jenna Rae

Executive Committee Chair

Kaitlin Haskins

Personnel Manager

Chris McAvoy

Front of House Manager

Pedro Pereira

FINANCE & PROGRAM MANAGER

Jessica Murrow

Venue Manager


Acknowledgements

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

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Roster

Introducing the talented musicians playing in the Windham Orchestra for our 2016-17 season!

Violin I
Philip Bloch, Concertmaster
Alice Abraham
Linda Hecker
Deedee Jones
Michelle Liechti
Greg Mascherino
Abe Moore Odell
Crystal Stillman
Peter Walker
Gudrun Weeks

Violin II
Amy Cann, principal
Cheryl Burrows
Rob Buckley
Phoebe Connolly
Sarah Kemble
Bridget Kinoshita
Jill Newton
Ede Thomas

Viola
Chris McAvoy, principal
Brian Cohen
Peter Gibbons
Frank Kotkov
Caroline Sly
Susan Young

Cello
Pedro Pereira, principal
Sara Aierstuck
Miranda Bohl
Chris Bowen
Mary Hayes
Mark Meess
Nancy Rich
Michael Riley
Sandra Van De Kauter

Double Bass
Jamie MacDonald, principal
Douglas Cox
Michael Ward

Flute
Kimi Hasegawa, principal
Kaitlin Haskins
Connie Vial Green
Emilie Zucker

Piccolo
Lisa Bryan
Melissa Richmond

Oboe
Jessica Murrow, principal
Catalina Arrubla

Clarinet
Stephen Broll, principal
Kathy Korb
Valerie Linck
Donna Morse
Elijah Taylor

Bass Clarinet
Patrick Kiernan

Bassoon
Diane Lipartito, principal
Tiffany Coolidge

Contra Bassoon
Margaret Hook

Trumpet
Melissa Griffin, principal
Rob Freeberg
Wendy LaValley

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

Trombone
Kurt Weisman, principal
Dick Cornelius
Riley Goodemote
Ben Smar

Tenor Tuba & Bass Trombone
Chris Goding

Tuba
Susan Lemei, principal

Timpani
Stephen Rice

Percussion
Michael Day
Stephen Rice
Thomas Smith

Harp
Jennifer Hoult
Teresa Mango

Music Director
Hugh Keelan

2016-17 MEMBER INFO

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 kaitlinhaskins@gmail.com.