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BCO Musicians

Welcome to our 7th Season!

The Burlington Chamber Orchestra is thrilled to present its seventh season of “fresh and local” concert performances at the McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall at St. Michael’s College in Colchester. This season features three concerts in which the BCO will play works for small and large ensembles, once again joined by esteemed guest musicians and led by respected guest conductors.

The September 7, 2013, concert, Through the Centuries, features a chamber ensemble playing five pieces, one each from the 1500s through the 1900s, including chamber music works by Telemann, Mozart, Saint Saens, and Max Reger.

The January 18 concert kicks off "A Classical Celebration of Community" in partnership with the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival and the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, celebrating the VYOA’s 50th Anniversary season and 20 years of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus and its director Robert DeCormier! Violinist Soovin Kim, VYOA alumnus, LCCMF founder, and friend of the BCO will perform, joined by guest conductor Karina Canellakis, playing works by Mozart and Haydn.

The BCO’s annual Celebration of Youth Concert, on May 17, will feature a new composition by student Adele Woodmansee in collaboration with Music-COMP, a performance with violinist Cameron Zweber, the Young Artist Solo Competition winner, and conductor and UVM faculty Yutaka Kono leading a full orchestra in performances of Schubert, Frederick Delius, and Mozart.

We look forward to seeing you for this exciting season of fresh, local, handmade orchestral music!

Message From the President

Once again, the Burlington Chamber Orchestra promises to deliver creative programming of the highest orchestral quality throughout the season.

Since its inception in 2007, the orchestra has delighted audiences with great performances featuring Vermont’s top artists, young musicians, regional and international soloists. It has presented a balance of traditional genres as well as new orchestral works. This season, the orchestra will continue this tradition.

As an organization we continue to strengthen our connections with the community through several programs and by maintaining affordable ticket prices for families and patrons. BCO musicians will continue music development efforts for kids by visiting local schools and offering the kids and their parents’ free tickets to each concert through the music for minors program. Last season over 80 free tickets were offered. In addition, the BCO showcases the area’s top young musician at the final concert of the season, as part of the Young Artist Solo Competition. Most recently, the friend’s advisory committee has been established to help with the development of these programs and to find new ways to sustain the BCO efforts to share our love of orchestral music.

On behalf of the musicians and the (BCO) executive board, we want to thank our sponsors, donors, and volunteers, for your continued support of this professional community-based orchestra.


John Vickery,
Burlington Chamber Orchestra Board President