On May 7, 2015

VSO musicians to perform in area schools

Courtesy of VSO


May 8, 12 — RUTLAND COUNTY — The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s “Raising Cane” woodwind trio will present performances at five Rutland County schools on May 8 and 12. Schedule is as follows: May 8, Neshobe School in Brandon at 10:30 a.m.; Barstow Memorial School in Chittenden at 1:30 p.m.; May 12 at Rutland Northeast Primary School at 9:15 a.m.; Rutland Northwest Primary School at 10:45 a.m.; Middletown Springs Elementary School at 1:15 p.m.

“Raising Cane” is always a big hit in schools. Oboist Ann Greenawalt, clarinetist Steve Klimowski, and bassoonist Janet Polk are all excellent performers with years of experience turning kids on to classical music. Their show focuses on the unique sounds of the three reed instruments, making the analogy that musical timbres are the composer’s palette of colors.  Students are engaged in participatory exercises designed to familiarize them with these ambassadors from the woodwind family and sharpen their listening skills.

These performances are part of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s statewide SymphonyKids education program, which reached nearly 31,000 schoolchildren last year with 272 presentations serving 201 schools in 165 different communities. The VSO’s traveling ensembles visit all corners of the state as part of an outreach program known as the Lois H. McClure “Musicians-in-the-Schools” Program. These lively concerts are met with overwhelming enthusiasm, as the musical ambassadors spread the word that classical music can be fun!

For more info, visit vso.org.

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