Vermont Virtuosi Flute Ensemble to perform in Brattleboro Oct. 1

BRATTLEBORO — Friends of Music at Guilford presents the Vermont Virtuosi Flute Ensemble, seven of the finest orchestral and solo flutists in New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire, on Saturday, Oct. 1, at at 7:30 p.m., in the sanctuary of St. Michael's Episcopal Church on Putney Road.

“Pipe Dreams 5” is the back-by-popular-demand fifth public program by Vermont's only professional flute choir, according to a news release. Playing five different types of flute, from petite piccolo to colossal contrabass, the ensemble will perform transcriptions of the Overture to Candide by Bernstein, Concerto III (“Il Gardellino”) by Vivaldi, “A Bird in the Woods” by Doppler, “Golliwog's Cakewalk” by Debussy, “Summertime” by Gershwin, and “The Typewriter” by Leroy Anderson.

They also will perform arrangements of works by Philippe Gaubert, Joachim Andersen, and Elder Joseph Brackett. Works by Vermont composers David Gunn (“Phonographic Memories”) and Dennis Báthory-Kitsz (“I Come With My Face Burnt”) - the latter a recent Vermont Virtuosi commission - are also featured on the program.

Members of the ensemble are Robin Cameron-Phillips, Hilary Goldblatt, Alison Hale, Anne Janson, Melissa Mielens, Norman Thibodeau, and ensemble director and Vermont Virtuosi artistic director Laurel Ann Maurer.

Their bios are replete with impressive academic credentials and awards; prestigious positions as performers and recording artists; and wide-ranging experience in the region, across the U.S. and, in some cases, around the world.

General admission is $15; $10 for students. For further information, contact the Friends of Music office at 802-254-3600 or [email protected].

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