Join us for passion and drama in Verdi's Il Trovatore

Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 7 PM
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2 PM

LOCATION: LATCHIS THEATRE (DIRECTIONS)
DURATION: 2 HOURS & 45 MINUTES WITH INTERMISSION
COST: $5-$50 (CHOOSE YOUR PRICE!)

The perfect activity if you are not going to the Presidential Inauguration!

One great tune after another, a superlative Vermont cast of Julie Olsson, Jenna Rae, Cailin Marcel Manson, Javier Luengo Garrido, Elizabeth Wohl, James Anderson, and from Massachusetts Ethan Bremner as Manrico. We have the great singers for one of the central operas of the repertoire: our five principals are spine-tingling in their passion and vocal power. The Windham Orchestra is playing at white heat. Vermont operating at an international level.

We can't have any burnings-at-the-stake in the Latchis Theater, but we sing about them a lot. Also mistaken identities of babies in the cradle, spookiness and obsession, warfare at the national, family and personal levels. Some form of strife for everybody, and no, there is no absurd happy ending.

The whole opera is full of highlights. Memorable above all are the arias of longing and love; Manrico racing to save his mother from the stake; Azucena the wild gypsy living her inherited traumas over and over; the sublimely sad Act IV 'Miserere'...

AND the Anvil Chorus! Audience: please bring something to produce a light metallic clashing sound so you can play along in Act II. Maybe a pair of spoons, but remember: safety first.

Very Warmly,

Hugh Keelan
Music Director, Windham Orchestra

Announcing the Windham Orchestra's 2016-2017 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!


People Who Change Our Lives

A Special Joint Concert with the Sage City Symphony

Dates

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7pm
Shaftsbury Elementary School, Shaftsbury, VT

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3pm
Latchis Theatre, Brattleboro, VT

Program

Carl Ruggles           Sun-treader

Philip Thomas Bloch    “for Nick and Alex”

Richard Strauss        Don Quixote
   with Michael Finckel, cello
           Catharine Hall-Schor, viola


The Troubadour

Dates

Friday, January 20, 2017, 7pm
Latchis Theatre, Brattleboro, VT

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2pm
Latchis Theatre, Brattleboro, VT

Program

Verdi          Il Trovatore
    with Jenna Rae, Julie Olsson, Elizabeth Wohl, Ethan Bremner,
            Cailin Marcel-Manson, Javier Luengo-Garrido


Beethoven

Dates

Friday, March 24, 2017, 7:30pm
The Putney School, Putney, VT

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3pm
Latchis Theatre, Brattleboro, VT

Program

Beethoven      Symphony No. 4; Symphony No. 3, 'Eroica'

Concerto, with Windham Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner


Delight

Dates

Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:30pm
Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, VT

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3pm
Bellows Falls Union High School, Westminster, VT

Program

Dvorak         Slavonic Rhapsody No. 1

Prokofieff     Violin Concerto No. 2
    with David Horak

Respighi       Fountains of Rome