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



About the 2017-18 Season

Coming soon!

About Us

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 2017-2018 season marks our 48th 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:

Monday, Sept. 11th | 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Repertoire: Rimsky Korsakovs' Scheherazade; Enescu's Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1; Haydn's Symphony 100; Beethoven's Symphony 6

Monday, Nov. 20th | 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet Suite; Rimsky Korsakov's Scheherazade

Monday, Jan. 8th | 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet Suite; Rimsky Korsakov's Scheherazade

Monday, Feb. 26th | 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2; Beethoven's Symphony 6

Monday, April 16th | 7:00 - 9:30 pm
May concert repertoire

All open rehearsals are held at the following address:
Robert H. Gibson River Garden
157 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT


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
72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301

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


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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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
Rob Buckley
Phoebe Connolly
Sarah Kemble
Bridget Kinoshita
Jill Newton
Ede Thomas

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

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

Kimi Hasegawa, principal
Kaitlin Haskins
Connie Vial Green
Emilie Zucker

Lisa Bryan
Melissa Richmond

Jessica Murrow, principal
Catalina Arrubla

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

Bass Clarinet
Patrick Kiernan

Diane Lipartito, principal
Tiffany Coolidge

Contra Bassoon
Margaret Hook

Melissa Griffin, principal
Rob Freeberg
Wendy LaValley

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

Kurt Weisman, principal
Dick Cornelius
Riley Goodemote
Ben Smar

Tenor Tuba & Bass Trombone
Chris Goding

Susan Lemei, principal

Stephen Rice

Michael Day
Stephen Rice
Thomas Smith

Jennifer Hoult
Teresa Mango

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