Family Concert - cancelled


Due to the potential for the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the Corona virus, we have canceled the Vermont Philharmonic’s Family Concert originally scheduled for Sunday, March 15 at the Barre Opera House. We are doing this to avoid spreading the disease to our audience or performers, many of whom are in the high-risk group of older adults that have been advised by the CDC and other health professionals to limit their participation in large groups. At this point we have to assume that the virus is present in many areas in Vermont, and we do not want to encourage our performers or our audience to take an unnecessary risk of contracting the disease. The Vermont Philharmonic is tremendously grateful for our long-time devoted audience members, and we thank you for understanding this difficult decision. We look forward to seeing you at future concerts. Please check our website for details. 

Those who bought tickets in advance can obtain a refund by emailing Michael Read at Alternately, you can use your ticket at any future concert within a year, or we will happy to acknowledge your payment as a donation to the Philharmonic.

March 15, 2020, Sunday, 2:00 PM
Barre Opera House, Barre

Lou Kosma, Conductor

Featuring the Green Mountain Youth Symphony, Robert Blais, Conductor

and The Arka Quartet


Pizzicato Polka - Johann Strauss

Two Baroque Minuets arr. Herb Gardner

Symphony No. 44 in E minor 2. Menuetto, Allegretto - Joseph Haydn

Skater’s Waltz - Émile Waldteufel

New Vienna Landler, Op. 1 - Lanner

Pavane - Faure

Spanish Pavane, Michael Praetorius

Tango by Astor Piazzolla - Played by "Jukebox"

Leroy Anderson - Blue Tango – Leroy Anderson

Morning Fog  by Callum Robechek (Montpelier 8th Grader) Music –Comp 

Green Mountain Youth Symphony

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Selection for Orchestra   R. Rodgers & O. Hammerstein 2nd, arranged by Robert Russell Bennett

Overture Solennelle ‘1812’ -  Tchaikovsky

The Green Mountain Youth Symphony was founded in 2001 under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Blais. Our mission is to create a community of young musicians from throughout central and northern Vermont through the performance of great music.
What started as two small ensembles has grown to serve about one hundred student musicians from more than thirty towns throughout central and northern Vermont and New Hampshire each year. GMYS has three separate orchestras with room for young musicians of all ability levels from beginner through high school. Last year, we began a 9-week Intro to Strings program for 8-12 year olds who have never played a string instrument before. GMYS also holds a Creative Arts & Music Program (CAMP) at Northern Vermont University - Johnson every August. GMYS musicians joined Black Violin! Onstage in 2018. The GMYS Senior Orchestra has performed at regional First Night celebrations, in local summer concert series, and was selected to participate in the Eurochestries Festival in Québec City in the summer of 2011. The Concert Orchestra played at the Montshire Museum in 2017, has performed concerts in area schools, and remains available for school concerts on request.
The Repertory and Concert Orchestras will perform at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center on March 27th and all three orchestras appear on this very stage for our end of semester concert on April 5th.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in developing their musical talents in a fun and challenging environment, please contact Leah Wilhjelm, Executive Director: (802) 888-4470, email , visit our website, or follow us on Instagram (GMYSVT) and Facebook (GreenMountainYouthSymphony).