"Vermont is home to several fine community orchestras and on Friday, in a concert at Vermont Academy, the Brattleboro Music Center's Windham Orchestra prove to be one of, if not the best."
Jim Lowe, The Times Argus and Rutland Herald, 5/09
Hugh Keelan, Music Director
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!
2017 marks the 32nd year in which we have extended the invitation to participate in the Windham Orchestra Concerto Competition. The Competition is open to serious instrumental, and this year for the first time, vocal music students in grades 9 through 12 who live or attend schools in the following counties:
VT: Windsor, Windham, Bennington
NH: Cheshire, Sullivan, Grafton:,
MA: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire
Auditions for the competition will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Brattleboro Music Center, 38 Walnut Street, Brattleborn, VT, 05301. Applications must be received on or before January 27, 2017.
For more information about the Orchestra visit www.windhamorchestra.org.