ME2/orchestra’s current repertoire includes movements from Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Amazing Grace (arranged by our own Travis Carpenter specifically for our upcoming performance in the Southern State prison facility); “The Impressario” Overture by Mozart; and Symphony No. 1 by David Hamlin, a young Vermont-based composer. We’ll be adding more music in the weeks ahead.
“Music in the Prisons” concert
Saturday, April 6
Performance at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, VT
This concert comes on the heels of a successful tour of eight Vermont State correctional facilities last fall by the ME2/ cello trio. This is our first full orchestra performance in a prison.
“Side-by-Side for Mental Health”
Sunday, June 16 at 3:00 p.m.
Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall
Free Admission; donations accepted
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 world premiere of Symphony No. 1 by David Hamlin of Randolph, 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 Futterman, will be in Burlington to tell Fred’s story, share stigma-erasing messages, and attend the performance. More details about additional activities with Susan Futterman to come soon!
Performance at Camp Daybreak
Located at Camp Thorpe in Goshen, VT
Wednesday, August 14 (exact time TBD)
Members of ME2/orchestra, led by conductor Ronald Braunstein, will visit this fabulous camp that supports 30 young Vermonters ages 8-11 with a range of social, emotional, and behavioral needs, as well as mental health conditions.