Schedule of Events - 58th Season


ITALIA! A Vocal and Instrumental Tour

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8:00 pm
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2:00 pm
Barre Opera House. Buy Tickets


Featuring the 2016 Bel Canto Institute
Orchestral Award Winner
Justin Burgess, baritone
and Honorary Award Recipient
Karen Frankenstein, soprano
About The Soloists

Overture to La Forza del destino: Giuseppe Verdi

Ah! Per sempre io ti perdei from I Puritani: Vincenzo Bellini

Casta diva from Norma: Vincenzo Bellini

Dance of the Slaves from Aïda: Giuseppe Verdi

O del mio amato ben: Stefano Donaudy

- Intermission-

Senza Mamma from Suor Angelica: Giacomo Puccini

Largo al factotum from Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Gioachino Rossini

Prelude to Macbeth: Giuseppe Verdi

Un bel di from Madama Butterfly: Giacomo Rossini

Capriccio italien, Op. 45: Pytor Illich Tschaikowsky



Sunday, November 20, 2016
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Lisa Jablow, Conductor

Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:30 pm
St. Augustine Church, 16 Barre Street, Montpelier

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00 pm
Barre Opera House

with the Vermont Philharmonic Chorus

Mary Bonhag, soprano

Jonathan Goff, piano
Jon Borowicz Student Scholarship Winner

Lou Kosma, Conductor
Featuring Jonathan Goff, Winner of the Borowicz Memorial Scholarship

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College, home of the Vermont Youth Orchesta Association
, Colchester
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Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2:00 pm
Barre Opera House

Barre, VT
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Little Suite for Strings, Op. 1 by Carl Nielsen

Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Jonathan Goff, piano
Jon Borowicz Student Scholarship Winner

Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 by Henryk Górecki
II. “Lento e Largo –Tranquillissimo”

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 “Little Russian” by Pyotr Tchaikowsky

About the Program

About the Soloists

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THE FAMILY CONCERT: Music Through The Ages
Lou Kosma, Conductor

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:00 PM
Barre Opera House

With the Green Mountain Youth Symphony
Robert Blais, Conductor

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon septimi toni No. 2
from Sacrae Symphoniae - Venice, 1597
Georg Frederic Handel: Hornpipe from Suite No. 2 in D Major, “Water Music”

Franz Joseph HaydnL Andante from Symphony No. 94 in G Major “Surprise”

Pytor Ilyich Tschaikowsky: Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker Ballet, Op. 71

20th Century
Sergio CervettiL de la tierra

21st Century
Emily Sinnott: Starlit Waltz
John Powell How to Train Your Dragon Suite Arr. Sean O’Loughlin
Green Mountain Youth Symphony, Robert Blais, conductor

Pytor Ilyich Tschaikowsky: Finale with audience participation! 1812 Overture “Overture Solennelle”, Op.49
Combined VP and GMYS Orchestras with audience participation

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Lou Kosma, Conductor

Saturday April 29, 2017, 7:30 pm
Chandler Music Hall
, Randolph

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2:00 pm
Barre Opera House

Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich

Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46 by Jean Sibelius

Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95 “From The New World” by Antonin Dvorak 48’

Middlebury Pops Concert
Lou Kosma, Conductor

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7:30 pm
The Lawn at Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College
Presented by the Henry Sheldon Museum

Come join us at the Sheldon Museum's annual outdoor Pops Concert and fireworks. Celebrate Independence Day early with a concert of Broadway standards, pops and patriotic music performed by the Vermont Philharmonic. This will be followed by a glorious fireworks display on the mountain view meadow behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College. Please see the Sheldon museum's website for time and location.

Lou Kosma, Conductor

Sunday, August 13, 2017, 4:00 pm
Open for picnicking at 3:00 pm
Moose Meadow Lodge, Duxbury

Bring your picnic and your loved ones. Parking at Moose Meadow Lodge is limited, so carpooling is highly recommended.