BRATTLEBORO -- On Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m., the Windham Orchestra, under the direction of Hugh Keelan, continues its commitment to offering opportunities for young artists and music lovers with "Pathways to Imagination & Performance" at the Latchis Theater. Anchoring the performance are Dmitri Shostakovich’s 1945 Symphony No. 9 and Sibelius’ "Finlandia."
From masterwork to the local works of the community’s young composers, the Windham Orchestra performs a medley of original compositions by elementary and middle school students.
The concert continues highlighting an outstanding young instrumentalist, violinist Anna Perkins, age 16. In February Perkins was chosen the winner of the Windham Orchestra’s 2013 Concerto Competition for High School Students from an unusually strong field of contestants. Since it inception, 27 years ago, the annual concerto competition has been funded by Douglas Cox, violinmaker. Perkins will perform the first movement of the "Symphonie Espangolo" by Edouard Lalo, with the orchestra.
A special abbreviated children’s performance of this concert will be performed on Thursday, March 21, for Windham County school students. For tickets ($15, $10 students, seniors), call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or visit www.brattleborotix.com. For information, visit www.bmcvt.org or www.windhamorchestra.org.