This weekend the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble celebrates their 4th annual concert pairing poetry and music. Poet Ellen Bryant Voigt will read her work alongside compositions inspired by them, from Vermont composers Andrew Massey, Fusun Koksal, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Tom Cleary, and Michael Close. Kari Anderson spoke with the VCME's Steve Klimowski about the collaboration.
This Saturday the Vermont Music Teacher's Association and the Vermont Guild of Piano Technicians are putting on a "Piano Deconstruction", taking apart an old piano to demonstrate how it all works. Lisa Goodrich, a pianist, teacher, VMTA member and donor of the piano came in to the studio to tell us how it all started, and what to expect this weekend.
This Saturday, Middlebury College hosts a celebration and dedication of their new Steinway concert grand piano. Kicking off the festivities will be Juilliard's President Dr. Joseph Polisi, who gives an address entitled "The Arts, Education, and the Human Experience". Dr. Polisi gave us a preview of his speech, and spoke about the changes at Juilliard since he started there.
The Dartmouth College Glee Club performs this Saturday evening at the Hopkins Center. The concert features Dartmouth guitar instructor John Muratore, and Met Opera tenor (and six-time Opera North artist) Hugo Vera in a variety of choral works from Spain and Latin America.
Kari Anderson spoke with Hugo Vera and the Glee Club's director Louis Burkot about the concert and their history of collaboration.
Maestro Jeffrey Domoto, Music Director of the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, speaks with Kari Anderson about the VYO's concert this Sunday at 3 at Burlington's Flynn Center. The concert features two VYO alums: composer Pierre Jalbert and violinist Soovin Kim, as well as works by Kevin Puts, Pablo de Sarasate and Franz Liszt. More information is at vyo.org
This weekend Robert De Cormier conducts his final concerts as founding director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus. The program includes Brahms' German Requiem and Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and will be given in Burlington and Rutland. De Cormier chats with VPR Classical's Walter Parker.
Soovin Kim returns to the area for multiple concerts this week. His Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival presents a Winter Encore Concert on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 7:30, and he will also perform with the Vermont Youth Orchestra this weekend. Joe Goetz spoke with Soovin about these concerts, making the switch to viola, and how his experiences with the VYO helped shape his career.
Karina Canellakis is the guest conductor for the Burlington Chamber Orchestra's concert this Saturday evening at St. Michael's College. Joe Goetz spoke with her about her decision to be a conductor, her passion for playing chamber music as a violinist, and the Haydn symphonies on this weekend's program.