Season Three 2019-20

Juno Orchestra’s third season was to have presented two well-crafted programs, advancing the Project’s five goals. Because of the pandemic, Juno presented only the September program, well before the pandemic’s onset.

Family Connections

man playing the cello

To open the season, we featured cellist Jacob Charkey, a Brattleboro native, in a premier performance of J/J: Music for Cello and Strings, a newly commissioned, 15-minute work by Stanley Charkey. Stan was for many years music professor at Marlboro College and, yes, he is Jake’s father! Also on the program, from other musical households: Divertimento in F Major by 16-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mozart; the Sinfonia of Cantata 174 by J.S. Bach; Serenade for Strings by Edward Elgar; an of course, a Haydn Symphony, No. 46 to be exact, in B Major.

Saturday, September 7, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 8, 4 p.m.
Brattleboro Music Center

Juno in June III :: Cancelled due to the pandemic

For this year’s Juno in June program, Juno had hoped to welcome another wonderful Brattleboro native, Sam Amidon, to perform folk songs, some in special settings made for Sam by Vermont composer Nico Muhly. Sam lives in and works from London these days. The program was to have included  Romanian Folk Dances by Bela Bartok and yet another amazing Strum und Drang symphony by Haydn.

Saturday, June 20, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 21, 4 p.m.
Brattleboro Music Center

The Juno Orchestra Project exists because of several interconnected energies: the region’s finest musicians, a growing and appreciative audience, a spirit of willing collaboration, and inspiring funding. These forces, coming together, add to the region’s cultural and economic well-being.

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