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January 26, 2024: BRATTLEBORO WINTER CARNIVAL PRESENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME:

Windham Philharmonic Winter Music from Around the World Feb. 19

Brattleboro—On Monday, February 19, 2024, the Windham Philharmonic performs a concert of winter music at the Latchis Theatre at 7 p.m. under the direction of Hugh Keelan—the first time the orchestra will take part in the Brattleboro Winter Carnival.

The program includes Tchaikovsky’s “February” from The Seasons, “Winter Dreams” from his Symphony No. 1, Mozart’s Sleigh Ride (Three German Dances K. 605), Debussy/Caplet “The snow is dancing,” and Skater’s Waltz by Waldteufel.

Michelle Liechti, concertmaster, will perform the violin solo in Vivaldi’s “Winter” from the famous Four Seasons.

Admission to this family-friendly event is by donation. The concert will last approximately one hour.

 

November 16, 2023:  Windham Philharmonic Holiday Concert December 18

Brattleboro—You’re invited to celebrate the winter holidays this year with the Windham Philharmonic! On Monday, December 18, at Winston Prouty’s Thomas Hall at 7 p.m., the full symphony orchestra will entertain and delight listeners with seasonal favorites “Sleigh Ride” and “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker, and the grand and stirring Fifth Symphony by Beethoven under the direction of Hugh Keelan. Whether you know every note of this music or it’s all new to you, you’ll enjoy a feast for the ears.

If you were a fly on the wall at a Windham Philharmonic rehearsal, you would have felt the “Beethoven buzz,” as the musicians anticipated the raising of the conductor’s baton. Beginning with the most famous four notes in all of music, the symphony opens with a moment Beethoven described as Fate knocking at the door. Passionate tenderness, mystery, triumph—all are present in this monumental piece.

The concert lasts about an hour. Admission is by donation and you’ll find tasty treats at our bake sale.


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  • Hope Etheridge
    published this page in What's New 2023-11-16 13:14:23 -0500