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Champlain Philharmonic to perform two concerts in fall series

Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.—POULTNEY—The Champlain Philharmonic will return to Ackley Hall at Green Mountain College in Poultney on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and will also be at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society Sanctuary, 2 Duane Court, Middlebury, on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. to present its fall concert series, “Eutierria” (meaning to belong to the good earth) featuring works that portray the connection between music, the great outdoors and Bohemian life.

The orchestra will be led by 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 “An Outdoor Overture” by American composer Aaron Copland; “Pastorale d’Ete” by Arthur Honegger; “The Moldau,” from “MáVlast” by Bedrich Smetana; finishing with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, also known as the “Pastoral Symphony.”

Tickets are available at the door for both performances for $15 general admission, $10 seniors, and $5 students.

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The Champlain Philharmonic is a community orchestra that performs regularly in the Addison and Rutland regions of Vermont. This is its 14th performance season.

Photo courtesy of CPO
Champlain Philharmonic

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