The Vermont Legislature presents
18FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLICWednesdays throughout the 2018 Vermont Legislative Session 7:30 pm in the House Chamber, Vermont State House
January 24th VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David M. Wilson Memorial Farmers Night Concert Jaime Laredo, conductor Music for chamber orchestra featuring oboe, bassoon and harp in music by Mozart, Britten and Debussy.January 31st ELEVA CHAMBER PLAYERS The Eleva Chamber Players will present an inspiring program entitled Close to Mozart: Music by Vermont composer Michael Close, Mozart and More. Eleva is Central Vermonts only professional string orchestra and performs without a conductor. Its mission is to elevate the human spirit through music.February 7th THETFORD CHAMBER SINGERS: Poetry and SongPresented by the Vermont Humanities CouncilCelebrating forty years together, the Thetford Chamber Singers present powerful literary texts with complex choral arrangements, including the work of Wendell Berry, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and others. February 14th VERMONT vs HOLLYWOOD Vermont vs Hollywood Explore 100 years of Vermont in television and film, with emphasis on how Vermont has been perceived, idealized, and stereotyped.February 21st VERMONT HEADSTONESPresented by the Vermont Historical Society Vermont Headstones is a cycle of 12 songs by Stanley Charkey, performed by baritone Don Wilkinson, oboist Mary Cicconetti and and violist Anya Shemetyeva. Using poetic inscriptions from historic Vermont cemeteries the lyrics poignantly bring to life quiet moments from Vermonts history. The work celebrates the contributions of early Vermont farmers, settlers, soldiers, sailors and others to the rich tapestry that is Vermont. February 28th JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE BAND Celebrate the authentic music and sound of Johnny and June Cash in this tribute to these great country music stars.
March 7th Town Meeting Week Off
March 14th VERMONTS 40th ARMY BAND Join our soldier musicians for a night of traditional patriotic American tunes, as well as classical and contemporary music. The program will feature flutist Spc. Cassandra Willette performing Concertino, Op. 107 by Cecile Chaminade. March 21st COUNTERPOINT Counterpoint, Vermonts professional vocal ensemble, returns to celebrate the music of two local composers Austrian emigre Richard Stoehr, and Robert De Cormier, who founded the ensemble in a program of psalms, folksongs, and spirituals.March 28th SYMPHONIC WINDS Symphonic Winds returns to fill the State House with the uplifting sounds of wind orchestra with full percussion.April 4th RENE PELLERIN Born in Quebec, Rene Pellerin grew up in Barre and now lives in Waterbury Center. He performs his compelling As Cultures Collide a humorous journey of a Franco-American born deaf and becoming deafblind. April 11th Chris Kilian & The Vermont Brigade Presented by the Friends of the Vermont State HouseThis popular folk rock band performs their Brigade Suite, a series of songs and instrumental transitions written from letters to and from Vermont soldiers fighting in the Civil War.