The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Reel String Trio will present performances in three different area schools on Oct. 14.
The day is supported by Neat Repeats Resale Shop of Middlebury and also by the Turrell Fund.
The VSO’s seven traveling ensembles visit all corners of the state as part of an outreach program known as “Musicians-in-the-Schools”. Their lively performances are met with overwhelming enthusiasm, as the musical ambassadors spread the word that classical music can be fun.
“Symphony Reel” takes students on a unique journey though a range of musical styles, including classical and folk. The musicians—cellist John Dunlop, violinist Laura Markowitz, and violist Ana Ruesink—are all veteran performers with the Symphony, and experienced educators as well. The presentation ends with the creation of a unique folk tune for the school.
Schedule: Brewster Pierce Memorial School, Huntington, 8:45 a.m.; Bingham Memorial School, Cornwall, 10:45 a.m.; and Bristol Elementary School, 1:15 p.m.