"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
2015-16 SEASON: STARS! PASSION!
The Windham Orchestra's season lives on the edge. From the nightmares of Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique, to the high emotion and pathos of our finale double-bill of A Night at the Opera and Pagliacci, join us on a grand tour of the human psyche: love, suffering and passion. We collaborate with New England Circus Arts in an unexpected large-scale venue!
On the way we will have star-turns from the tremendous solo players in our own extravagant musical environment: concertos for clarinet, french horns, and flute, all locally known players. We say goodbye to some dear friends, and welcome new players.
A centerpiece is Carmina Burana, a work encompassing rustic serenity, the passions of the senses, cosmic awe, and an unsurpassed aliveness in delivering the experience of being human. The choral participation centers around Brattleboro Union High School, Leland and Gray, Bellows Falls Union High School and the Blanche Moyse Chorale.
These are large-scale, vivid works from cultures far removed from Windham County. Your participation as a listener helps make these extraordinary experiences available to everybody.
For more information about the Orchestra visit www.windhamorchestra.org.