We have a very busy fall of 2018! For your calendars:

September 22, 2018

By special invitation, we play the Latchis Theatre 80th Anniversary!

            Aaron Copland's Music for the Theatre

               Jazzy, Vaudevillean fun for a whip-crack ensemble.


October 2018 is Turandot!

Latchis Theatre

         Friday, October 12 at 7pm BUY TICKETS

         Sunday, October 14 at 2pm BUY TICKETS

 

Academy of Music, Northampton

         Thursday, October 18 at 7pm BUY TICKETS

 

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”
Turandot
-----Jenna Rae

The slave girl, helpless until she can bear no more
Liù
-----Roseanne Ackerley

The Unknown Prince, willing to risk it all
Calaf
-----Alan Schneider

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

AND

our Tao-based commentators...who knows what these guys are really about?
Ping & Pang & Pong-----Elizabeth Wohl & James Anderson & Michael Duffin

AND

our community-based SWAT-team Chorus, who howl at the moon and tug our heartstrings in a different direction at each moment

AND

our community-based Rabble Chorus, committed by turns to bloodlust, basic human decency, and reverence.


...tremendous respect, humor and expert intensity...an artistic exploration that is notable and well beyond the bounds of what we think of when we say local. Yes, the Windham Orchestra and its conductor are ours, work, live and perform here in our midst, but I have discovered that what our orchestra is doing in practice and performance is of a standard that shines out into the world. Please know that something very good, something excellent, is happening in our midst. While there are many seemingly insurmountable difficulties we face in our community and the world, there is a refined and insistent artistic force that the Windham Orchestra works passionately to pass on, so the rest of us experience honest emotional and intellectual depth.
— An admirer new to our circle