Thomas L. Read will conduct a performance of his orchestral concert overture, RESOUND!, which will open the gala spring concert of the Burlington Choral Society on April 21. RESOUND ! Was commissioned by First Night Burlington in celebration of its 20th anniversary and in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Vermont Youth Orchestra. It was first performed by that orchestra under Troy Peters on “first night,” December 31, 2002.
Read is having a busy season with concerts as violin soloist and with performances of his own music, beginning with a 10th Anniversary concert of September 11 that featured his moving A Watch in the Night. Internationally known guitarist, Aaron Larget-Caplan performed The Moon through the Window in September in Vermont and in December in Cambridge, MA. This piece was commissioned as part of Larget-Caplan’s New Lullaby Project. Burlington Vermont’s own choral group, Social Band, toured with three of Read’s works: No Vermonters in Heaven (the premiere) as well as Changes and Serenade. David Pihl included Piano Sonata No.1 in the American Music Concert Series at Lawrence Academy in January of this year. The Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble (VCME) gave a premiere of Meridian (septet) on their February series. On Friday, March 23, 2012, VCME will present Read's Chamber Concerto as part of their Spring concert season, at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier.
Resound! opens the concert April 21 at 7:30PM; University Concert Choir, Burlington Choral Society and Orchestra, David Neiweem, director Orff: Carmina burana, for chorus, soloists and orchestra. The Concert Choir joins the Burlington Choral Society for a gala performance of this standard of the 20th century choral repertory. University of Vermont Ira Allen Chapel 26 University Place, University Green, Burlington Tickets: Advance Tickets are available through the Flynn Box Office. For additional information please call 802-878-5919. $20 general admission $17 Senior Citizens and students.