Calendar of Events

[Note: for a full schedule of Me2/Orchestra rehearsals, please click on the Me2/Orchestra tab and scroll down.]

Upcoming Events:

 

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First Night Burlington 2015!

Tuesday, December 31, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

First Baptist Church, Burlington
Me2/Orchestra and conductor Ronald Braunstein bring the spirit of Vienna to First Night Burlington with a program featuring favorites including “The Blue Danube Waltz” and “Radetsky March”, as well as a sing-along with audience members. To purchase your button for admission, please visit the First Night Burlington website: http://www.firstnightburlington.com/page.php?pid=22&pname=buy-general-button-info

 

Me2/Boston rehearsals for 2015 begin again on
Monday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Hope Central Church, Jamaica Plain.

Me2/Burlington rehearsals for 2015 begin again on
Thursday, January 15 at 7:15 p.m. at South Burlington High School.

 

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Recent Performances:

Mark Boedges: Holiday Exhibition to benefit Me2/Crisp Morning
Saturday, December 6 from 4:00–7:00 p.m.
Mark Boedges Fine Arts Gallery, 196 Battery Street, Burlington VT
Vermont artist Mark Boedges is hosting a holiday exhibition and has generously offered to donate 20% of all sales to Me2/Orchestra! Please join us for great artwork, light refreshments, and an information table hosted by Me2/ co-founders Caroline Whiddon & Ronald Braunstein. We hope you will stop by to see some beautiful artwork by Mark, an award-winning, up-and-coming local artist.

 

Reception welcoming Me2/Orchestra to Boston
Hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
Monday, December 8 from 4:00-–5:30 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
RSVP: Sara.McGhee@state.ma.us
Join us for this free event and meet the co-founders of Me2/, Ronald Braunstein and Caroline Whiddon. Enjoy music provided bylogo members of the new Me2/Boston, a brief presentation about the orchestra’s mission and goals, and light refreshments. This event is pat of CITY AWAKE, Boston’s social impact festival.

 

Me2/Orchestra–Burlington: Performance Celebrating Veterans Daybrass
Thursday, November 6 at 8:00 pm
Contois Auditorium, City Hall, Burlington
Free admission, donations accepted
Program to include Dvorak Symphony No. 8, as well as a preview of music from Me2/’s upcoming performance for First Night Burlington on December 31. Guest speaker is Marie Milord, Director of the South Burlington Veterans Center.

 

Me2/Orchestra–Burlington: Performance Celebrating Veterans Day
Sunday, November 9 at 4:00 pm
VA Hospital, White River Junction VT
Free admission, donations accepted
Program to include Dvorak Symphony No. 8, as well as a preview of music from Me2/’s upcoming performance for First Night Burlington on December 31. Guest speaker is Dr. Richard Wren, Acting Chief of Mental Health at the VA Hospital.

 

“Creating Harmony in our Lives”
14th Annual Mental Health Conference presented byScreen Shot 2014-09-12 at 4.26.31 PM
Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Minneapolis and St. Paul
Sunday, October 19
10 a.m. – 3:45 pm
Ronald Braunstein & Caroline Whiddon, keynote speakers
FREE registration; musicians invited to participate in afternoon rehearsal & performance with Maestro Braunstein
Please get more information and register today by clicking HERE

 

Wesley Ray Thomas

Wesley Ray Thomas

 

Me2/Orchestra Spring Concert
Wesley Ray Thomas, baritone
Ronald Braunstein, conductor
Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, University of Vermont (Redstone Campus, Burlington)
Free Admission; donations accepted

This program included works by Handel, Mozart, Mitch Leigh, and more. Our featured soloist was baritone Wesley Ray Thomas from Boston. Thomas received his education at the Boston Conservatory and has earned the nickname “The Opera Guy” because he is often seen busking on the streets of Boston. A reception followed the performance in the lobby. Our guest speaker was Jeff Rothenberg, the CEO of the Green Mountain Psychiatric Hospital, and he shared a few words about the anticipated opening of the new hospital in Berlin, Vermont.

This performance was made possible with support from the Vermont Department of Mental Health.

 

Me2/orchestra performance at the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility
Thursday, June 12, 2014 in the evening
*private performance: not open to the public*
Me2/ is committed to performing for people who are incarcerated and/or in treatment centers. This was our second performance at Woodside. We were pleased to have soloist Wesley Ray Thomas (pictured above) join us for this special concert. See our blog page for more information and reflections on our performances in correctional facilities.