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The Founding of the BCO

The Burlington Chamber Orchestra was founded by Michael Hopkins in the summer of 2007 with a group of twenty Vermont musicians to advance the arts and culture in the City of Burlington and surrounding communities. Hopkins stepped down as Director in 2010 to accept the position of Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Despite the loss of our Founding Director the Burlington Chamber Orchestra remains a vibrant and important organization in Burlington’s classical music scene. The musicians of the orchestra are talented Vermont performers who also are responsible for the music education of hundreds of students in Burlington and surrounding areas. We are a community orchestra that is also a high quality professional orchestra. Please visit our Press and Media section to hear samples and read the reviews. You can even become a fan of the BCO on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

Contacting the BCO


If you would like to contact us, please send us an email at,
call Operations Manager Sharon Radtke at (802) 893-4082

or write to us at the following address:

Burlington Chamber Orchestra
P.O. Box 64983
Burlington, VT 05406

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Burlington Chamber Orchestra, Inc.

The Burlington Chamber Orchestra is organized exclusively for charitable purposes under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Sources of revenue include ticket sales, individual contributions, grants from private foundations and governmental agencies, corporate sponsorships, and advertisement sales in concert programs. Please visit our
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Artistic Director

Yutaka Kono

Board of Directors

Matt Kolon, President
Sarah Sherrill, Secretary
Dr. Michael Tomas, Treasurer
Barbara Barfield
Simona Chubb
Dr. Yutaka Kono, ex officio

BCO Musician Liaison

Jane Kittredge


Kathleen Kono

Operations Manager

Sharon Radtke

Web Maestra

Vikki Day