Saturday & Sunday, March 30-31—CASTLETON, MIDDLEBURY—The Champlain Philharmonic (CPO) will present its spring concert series in collaboration with the Castleton University Chorale on March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Middlebury and March 31 at 4 p.m. at the Casella Theater at Castleton University under the direction of Matthew LaRocca, music director of the CPO, and Dr. Sherrill Blodget, director of the Castleton University Chorale.
The 40 member orchestra will perform Dvorák’s lively and rousing “Carnival Overture,” Op. 92 and the 50-member chorus will join the orchestra to perform Fauré’s “Pavane,” Op. 50, and Dvorák’s “Te Deum,” Op. 103, with soloists Helen Lyons and Neil Wacek. On the program will also be Beethoven’s “Fantasia” in C Minor (“Choral Fantasy”) for chorus and orchestra which will feature Dr. Charles Madsen on piano. Madsen, a pianist and music historian, is on the faculty of Castleton University where he enjoys accompanying for the music department, coaching student performers, and teaching a variety of courses including the undergraduate music history and theory classes.
Tickets are available in advance at champlainphilharmonic.org or at the door (cash or check only) for both performances: $15 adults, $12 seniors (60-plus), and $5 students.