Franz von Suppé: Poet and Peasant Overture
Gustav Mahler Kindertotenlieder
Johannes Brahms : Symphony No. 2 in D Major Op. 73
A Message from Lou Kosma
Dear Musicians and Friends of the Vermont Philharmonic,
The world, especially the Arts community, is going through trying times. For most of my life, I was surrounded music: often made by the finest instrumentalists and singers. There have been several periods in my life where I was impacted by things that brought me down. What did I do? I spoke to a couple of my closest friends and turned to MUSIC! However, it often wasn’t the music I was playing at work. It was music that I liked, moved or lifted my spirit, made me think, made me feel grounded, so that I could get escape, for the length of an LP or CD, and go to another place. It was a brief and important respite from a difficult period, and allowed me to continue forward and break through whatever was going on.
I have taken time over the past couple of weeks to listen to some recordings of the VP. There are more to go through. I am proud of the progress the VP has made over the years and want to continue making the finest music possible in the future.
I thought it was time for YOU to hear some wonderful moments, as well. These are from taken from live concerts and may have a blip here and there but the overall impact is what really matters! Beethoven sounds like Beethoven, Glinka like Glinka, etc.
These sounds and performances are created by YOU. Take them in. They show you and our loyal audiences what is possible at the local level. And, I predict that music making on the local level will be more needed and important that ever.
The next rehearsal and concert series cannot come soon enough!! For now, I wish you, your families and friends, the best of health and safety.
Sincerely with hugs,
Pitch accurate and well-articulated sound...Rich and satisfying performance...Delivered the joy...Subtlety and nuance"
(Jim Lowe, Times-Argus)