VSO to conduct Rutland concert

RUTLAND-The Vermont Symphony Orchestra welcomes Spring this season with "Simple Gifts," an exciting 75th anniversary concert in Rutland, featuring world renowned violinist, and VSO Music Director, Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson with dynamic young conductor, Sarah Hicks, on the podium.

The concert, the third in the Sunday Matinee Series, will be held Sunday, March 21, at 4 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre with a program of works by Mozart, Richard Danielpour, De Falla, Delius and Aaron Copland's beloved Suite from Appalachian Spring. tions of musicians.

A free pre-concert discussion, "Musically Speaking," moderated by Jim Lowe will be held at 3 p.m., free for members of the audience. The discussion will feature conductor Sara Hicks, composer Richard Danielpour, and VSO New Music Advisor David Ludwig, providing entertaining insight into the music, composers and musicians themselves.

Concerts by the VSO are made possible in part by the State of Vermont and individuals, businesses and foundations throughout Vermont. Northfield Savings Bank is the Masterworks series co-sponsor. The Rutland Herald is the Sunday Matinee Series co-sponsor. Vermont Public Radio is the co-sponsor for the 2009/2010 season and WCVT-FM is the 2009/2010 media sponsor. Additional support is provided by the Lintilhac Foundation. The concert is also supported by Chittenden Bank, the Holiday Inn Rutland, and the Southwest Vermont Friends of VSO.

Single tickets for the "Simple Gifts" concert range from $9 for students to $29, available in person and online from the Paramount Theatre Box Office at 802-775-0903, or www.ParamountTickets.org.

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