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LISTEN LOCAL

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

 

UPCOMING CONCERTS

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

Latchis Theatre

Friday, October 12 at 7pm
Sunday, October 14 at 2pm

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”

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.

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 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.


PARTICIPATE

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

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

MUSICIANS

Are you interested in playing with the Windham Orchestra? Contact our personnel manager, Stephen Broll, at info@windhamorchestra.org.

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
72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301

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

Team

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: 

Hugh Keelan

Music Director

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Linda Hecker

Committee CHAIR

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Stephen Broll

Personnel Manager

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David Flemming

WEBSITE MANAGER

Pedro Pereira

PROGRAM & DESIGN MANAGER

Jessica Murrow

Venue & FINANCE 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 2017-18 season!

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

Violin II
Amy Cann, principal
Rob Buckley
Phoebe Connolly
Harlin Glovacki
Sarah Kemble
Jill Newton
Ede Thomas
Zola von Krusenstiern

Viola
Chris McAvoy, principal
Philip Bloch
Brian Cohen
Sara Corrieri
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
Douglas Cox, principal
Jamie MacDonald
Michael Ward

Flute
Kimi Hasegawa, principal
David Flemming
Kaitlin Haskins
Connie Vial Green

Piccolo
Lisa Bryan
Melissa Richmond

Oboe
Jessica Murrow, principal
Catalina Arrubla
Zeke Hecker

Clarinet
Stephen Broll, principal
Valerie Linck
Donna Morse
Mary Seaver

Bass Clarinet
Patrick Kiernan

Bassoon
Diane Lipartito, principal
Joy Flemming

Contra Bassoon
Margaret Hook

Trumpet
Melissa Griffin, principal
Rob Freeberg
Wendy LaValley
Dick Tandy

Horn
Karen Horton, principal
Fleur Barnes-Rowell
Standish Bourne
Chris Hunt
Laura Livant
David Miller
Chris Mortensen
Summer Silverman
Barclay Ward

Trombone
Ben Smar, principal
Dick Cornelius
Josh Field
Riley Goodemote
Alison Schoales

Bass Trombone
Chris Goding
Jackson Levengood

Tuba
Susan Lemei, principal

Timpani
Stephen Rice

Percussion
Michael Day
Stephen Rice
Thomas Smith

Harp
Jennifer Hoult
Teresa Mango

Music Director
Hugh Keelan

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, Stephen Broll, at info@windhamorchestra.org.