Vermont Virtuosi is a new chamber music group including flutist Laurel Ann Maurer, violist Tatiana Trono and pianist Claire Black. They give their inaugural concerts this weekend in Montpelier and Burlington. Music will be by Maurice Durufle, Arthur Foote and a world premiere by Vermont composer David Gunn. We'll get a preview Thursday morning on VPR Classical.
The Green Mountain Monteverdi Ensemble of Vermont (a serious ensemble with a tongue-in-cheek name) visits the VPR Performance Studio for a taste of their 'Double Takes' program. It features paired settings of the same text by different composers, including Bach, Schutz and others. They perform the program this week in Strafford, Burlington and Montpelier.
Cecelia Daigle, of Moretown, is a senior at Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. Her piece for strings plus oboe and bassoon is called "Something About Goblins," and it depicts a civilization of underground goblins who overthrow their oppressive master.
Listen Monday 6/3 at 4:05 pm, Wednesday 6/5 at 12:05 pm, and Friday 6/7 at 8:05 am.
Electric violin virtuoso Tracy Silverman has been lauded by some of the great names in 20th century music. With concertos written for him (and the 6-string electric violin of his own invention) by the likes of John Adams and Terry Riley, he is a pioneer in a field of ever-blurring genres.