BMC showcases student ensembles with annual concert

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Music Center showcases student ensembles with the annual Spring Student Orchestras Concert.

The free event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, at 7 p.m., at the BMC, 72 Blanche Moyse Way.

The concert represents a finale for the year and will include all levels of student ensembles, including the Tigers Ensemble, the Music in the School beginner and intermediate year programs, the Youth String Ensemble and adult student ensembles, as well as the Brattleboro Area Middle School Strings program.

Performances will include the Tigers Ensemble peforming Jungle Dance and Puppet Ballet Scene; MIS Beginners presenting Dave's Tune and Second Finger Blues; and the MIS Advanced group offering Ash Grove.

The Middle School Strings students will perform Square Dance I and II by Stanley Fletcher, and the Youth Orchestra will play the theme from Mozart's Symphony No. 29, 2nd Movement and Dvorak's Slavonic Dance No. 8.

The program traditionally ends with the Senior Orchestra, the most advanced of the student ensembles.

The Orchestra's performance will include Fauré's Pavanne, Pagodas by Richard Meyer, and two pieces featuring BMC soloists: the Andantino from Mozart's Piano Concerto in C major K. 449 with Laura Vajda at the piano and the largo and Allegro from Telemann's Viola Concerto, with Allison Cooper-Ellis on the viola.

Extra parking is available at the Green Mountain Chapel and Farmers' Market overflow lots, but not at the Living Memorial Park.

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