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Champlain Philharmonic orchestra performs spring concert in two towns

Saturday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.—POULTNEY, MIDDLEBURY—The Champlain Philharmonic will return to Ackley Hall at Green Mountain College in Poultney Saturday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. and Town Hall Theater in Middlebury Sunday, March 26, 4 p.m. to present its spring concert series featuring works by the great French composers Bizet, Faure, Ravel, and Saint Saens.
The orchestra will be led by its new artistic director, Matthew LaRocca. LaRocca teaches theory and composition at Saint Michael’s College, directs the South Burlington Choir, and is assistant director of Music-COMP, an organization that teaches composition to hundreds of students throughout Vermont. LaRocca also is the artistic curator of the Vermont Symphony’s Jukebox concert series.
Featured on the program will be Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No. 1, Op 33 performed by Charlotte, Vt., native, McKinley James. The orchestra will also perform Faure’s “Pavane,” Op. 50, selections from Bizet’s “L’Arlesienne” Suite 1 and 2, and Ravel’s “Valse Nobles et Sentimentales.”
Tickets are available at the door for both performances for $15 general admission, $10 seniors, and $5 students. For more information visit

Photo courtesy of Champlain Philharmonic

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