Vermont
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
MONTPELIER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SOCIETY, INCORPORATED

Montpelier Chamber Orchestra Mission: To inspire and enrich Central Vermont musicians and audiences of all ages through performances of new and traditional chamber orchestra repertory.

From its beginning, the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra has offered performing opportunities for talented string players in the Central Vermont area.

In the early 1990's, the late cellist and physician, Dr. Tom Moore began discussing ideas to attract Central Vermont's growing number of accomplished string musicians to form a single ensemble. The concept of creating a fine ensemble continued to take shape with the performance of a Bach Brandenburg Concerto, and Gabriel Faure's Requiem. The organization continued to grow and in February of 1995, the MCO presented its first official concert series to enthusiastic audiences and glowing reviews. In February of 1998, the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra Society, Inc. was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in the state of Vermont.

Since then, the MCO has grown from a small committed group of 12 string players to a full chamber orchestra. In addition to works from the standard repertoire, the MCO has performed new works by Vermont composers and others, including Michael Close, David Gunn, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Gwyneth Walker and Mary Lou Newmark.

An important part of the MCO's commitment to serving the Central Vermont community is its youth engagement program known as Project Outreach. Every year members of the orchestra present master classes and a side-by-side concert with young musicians that come together from across Central Vermont for this special event. Project Outreach has served to inspire hundreds of students over the years and is vital element of the MCO's mission to engage and inspire audiences of all ages.

The Montpelier Chamber Orchestra is a lively bunch of Vermont friends and neighbors committed to bringing wonderful music to Central Vermont.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Joan
Job Title/Position: 
General Manager
Mailing Address: 
PO BOX 272
MONTPELIER, VT 05601-0272
Physical Address: 
PO BOX 272
Montpelier, VT 05601-0272
Last Name: 
Kahn
Phone: 
802-279-8460

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Orchestral
Year Founded: 
1995
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Residency - In School
Events Per Year: 
10
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
County