Winter Concert

Lou Kosma, Conductor

February 16, 2019, Saturday, 7:30 PM 
Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester

February 17, 2019, Sunday, 2:00 PM
Barre Opera House, Barre


Warm up with the sounds of the Vermont Philharmonic and meet the discover the talents of Henry Wu, Winner of the Jon Borowicz Memorial Student Music Scholarship.

Fanfare in B-flat for Orchestra by Erik Nielsen 

Lake Tyrrell in Innisfree by Rufus Reid

Allegro from Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major , K. 488 by W. A. Mozart

Henry Wu, piano, Winner of the Borowicz Memorial Student Scholarship


Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, Op. 104 in B minor by Antonin Dvorak

Emily Taubl, cello

Emily Taubl, cello

Cellist Emily Taubl has attracted attention for her expressive playing and uncommon poise. She has been called “an outstanding cellist with a bright future” by the Hartford Courantand appeared as a concerto soloist with the Hartford Symphony, Boston Virtuosi, Granite State Symphony, Nashua Chamber Orchestra, and New England String Ensemble.

She has been featured as a soloist at the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in Los Angeles, on the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Prelude Concert Series, and for The Colors of Claude Debussy: A 150th Birthday Celebrationon Boston’s WGBH that was broadcast internationally. In addition, she has been recognized as the top prizewinner in the Van Rooy Competition.

Having studied at the Juilliard School, Yale School of Music, and the New England Conservatory, her major teachers include Paul Katz, Aldo Parisot, and Ardyth Alton.

Emily now lives in Burlington, VT where she teaches both at the University of Vermont and privately. She has been published in Strings Magazine on several occasions and is the founder of the Conservatory Audition Workshop - a program that prepares string students for auditions at top music schools.



Henry Wu, piano

Henry Wu is a 16-year-old junior at Essex High School in Essex Junction, Vermont. He has played the piano since age 5 and studied with Paul Orgel since age 9. He was the grand prize winner of the Vermont Has Talent competition in 2015 as part of a piano duo. Henry was also the winner of the 2016 MTNA state piano competition and an All-State piano competition prizewinner in 2017 and 2018. He has been featured for several years in the Cathedral Arts Young Artist Showcase in Burlington and the Next Generation concerts at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph. Additionally, he has attended and performed at several summer music festivals, including Kinhaven Music School and the Music Festival at Walnut Hill.

Henry is also an accomplished cellist. A student of John Dunlop, he has served as the principal cellist of the Vermont Youth Orchestra and the New England Music Festival Orchestra. He was the recipient of the All-State string performance scholarship in 2018.

Henry is deeply engaged in sharing his passion for music with others. He is the regional director of the Back to BACH project, a global initiative whose goal is to inspire young kids to learn musical instruments. With his twin brother Nathan, he is the co-founder of Classical Music Encounters, a concert series at local libraries that introduces classical music to new audiences through performance and commentary. Henry is also the president of the Essex High School Tri-M Music Honor Society. For his service and commitment to music, he was honored as a 2018 Vermont Presidential Scholar in the Arts.