Thursday December 13, 2012

GRAFTON -- The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet and vocal group Counterpoint combine to present a holiday concert on Saturday at 5 p.m., at The White Church.

Counterpoint’s new director, Nathaniel G. Lew, has collaborated with the VSO Brass Quintet to choose a festive program that ranges from the medieval to the modern and includes Leroy Anderson’s "Christmas Festival," the Canadian Brass’s bravura arrangement of "The Twelve Days of Christmas," Bizet’s "March of the Kings" and, of course, some traditional carols.

For tickets or information, call 800-VSO-9293, ext. 10, or visit www.vso.org.

The "Christmas in Vermont," CD featuring the VSO Brass Quintet and Counterpoint, presents a blend of rarely heard gems and seasonal favorites. The VSO’s first commercial orchestral CD, "Triple Doubles," featuring three double concertos written for violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson, is also available. Both recordings will be sold at this concert and on the VSO website.