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Me2/orchestra performs at the Woodside Juvenile Correctional Facility
Thursday, December 12
*private performance: not open to the public
Me2/ is commited to performing for people who are incarcerated and/or in treatment centers. This will be our first performance at Woodside. Look for blog postings with reflections from the musicians after the performance.
Me2/orchestra performs at First Night Burlington on New Year’s Eve!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Burlington
Me2/orchestra and conductor Ronald Braunstein are bringing the spirit of Vienna to First Night Burlington with a program featuring such favorites as The Blue Danube waltz and “Radetsky March.” Me2/orchestra members will also share tips on maintaining good mental health in the New Year. Ring in 2014 with resolutions for good mental health and some of the most familiar and endearing orchestral music in the world. Buttons for First Night will be available through the First Night office and website this fall: www.FirstNightBurlington.com
“La Voce del Violoncello” – CD Release Concert
Elinor Frey, Baroque cello
Wednesday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Burlington
We are proud to present Me2/strings’ principal cellist Elinor Frey in this event celebrating the release of her new CD, “La Voce del Violoncello.” Join us in the sanctuary of Saint Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Burlington (located on the corner of Pearl & Battery Streets) as Elinor performs selections from the recording, speaks about the origins of the music, and shares her passion for this gorgeous instrument. To find out more about Elinor, visit her website: www.ElinorFrey.com. For more information contact Me2/ at 802-238-8369.
“Side-by-Side for Mental Health”
Sunday, June 16 at 3:00 p.m.
Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall
Admission free; donations encouraged
This community event features a performance by Me2/orchestra, joined side-by-side by members of Me2/strings, and information tables hosted by various advocacy and mental health organizations. The first half of the program features the premiere of Symphony No. 1 by David Hamlin of Braintree, Vermont. The second half of the program features the premiere of music by Fred Paroutaud, a successful composer for TV and films who died from suicide last year shortly after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. His wife, Susan, will be in Burlington to tell Fred’s story and share stigma-erasing messages.
Sponsored by a generous grant from the National Life Group Foundation.
“Music in the Prisons” concert
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Performance at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, VT
This concert came on the heels of a successful tour of eight Vermont State correctional facilities last fall by the Me2/ cello trio. This was our first full orchestra performance in a prison. Read more about this performance on the Me2/ blog.