VSO musicians to perform in Westminster, Putney schools

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra's “Harp and Soul” harp and flute duo will perform at schools in Westminster and Putney on May 14.

Flute player Anne Janson and harpist Heidi Soons are the heart and soul of “Harp and Soul.” In their fresh and engaging program, they explain how the harp and flute work and sound, including some of their special effects, such as glissandos. Several kinds of each instrument will be demonstrated.

Janson and Soons will perform familiar music, and talk about how their instruments add unique voices to orchestral music. The audience is welcome to ask questions following the program.

The performers will appear at Westminster Center School at 10:15 a.m., and Putney Central School at 1:30 p.m.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra's traveling ensembles are visiting students throughout the state as part of the VSO's SymphonyKids education program, which in 2012 reached more than 23,000 schoolchildren in 136 communities.

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