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March 22, 2018

Champlain Philharmonic orchestra to present dual spring concerts this weekend

Champlain Philharmonic orchestra to present dual spring concerts this weekend

Saturday & Sunday, March 24-25—POULTNEY, MIDDLEBURY—Under the direction of Matt LaRocca, the Champlain Philharmonic will present its annual spring concert series at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 in Ackley Hall at Green Mountain College in Poultney; and at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

The program, entitled “Lion and Lamb,” will feature an array of 19th century works filled with drama and passion, delicate gestures, and familiar melodies.

Music Director Matt LaRocca is on the faculty of the University of Vermont and is also the director of Music-COMP, an organization that teaches composition to students throughout Vermont and facilitates live performances of its music by professional musicians. LaRocca is also the artistic curator of the Vermont Symphony’s Jukebox concert series.

On the program will be Verdi’s Overture to “La Forza Del Destino,” Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” Suite No. 1, and Sibelius’ “Spring Song.” To close out the evening the orchestra will perform Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor “unfinished”.

Tickets are available at the door for both performances: $15 general admission, $12 for seniors (age 60-plus), and $5 for students.

For advance tickets, visit champlainphilharmonic.org.

Photo courtesy Champlain Philharmonic
The grand Champlain Philharmonic fills an entire stage, as they are poised and ready to perform.

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