2017 CONCERTS


Vermont Virtuosi presents “Trio Espressivo”

 

Huling, Delmoni, Maurer musical artists

Vermont Virtuosi is, L-R, Diane Huling, Arturo Delmoni, and Laurel Ann Maurer.

Vermont Virtuosi, which the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus says produces “intriguing programs expertly played,” begins its 2017-2018 season with “Trio Espressivo,” a concert of music for flute, violin, and piano that features three internationally acclaimed musicians. Flutist and Vermont Virtuosi artistic director Laurel Ann Maurer joins violinist Arturo Delmoni and concert pianist Diane Huling in music by Johann Sebastian Bach, his son, C.P.E. Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frédéric Chopin, and Vermont composer David Gunn.

The concert will take place at 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier.

Admission is free; donations ($10 suggested) are welcome. For more information, visit www.LAMaurerFlute.com or call 802-881-9153.

Laurel Ann Maurer has been lauded by The New York Times as “a secure technician and an assured communicative interpreter.” According to Fanfare Magazine, she is “superb in every way.” And The Salt Lake Tribune proclaimed Maurer to be “stellar in both tone and technique. She is a master of coloration and interpretation.” Diane Huling is in demand worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician. A pianist in the grand Romantic tradition, Huling has performed hundreds of recitals throughout the United States, Canada, South America, and Europe to the highest critical acclaim. She “makes music with intelligence,” according to the Boston Globe. And The New York Times calls her piano playing “crystalline.” Arturo Delmoni, a frequent soloist and chamber musician at festivals in Vermont and throughout the country, is the concertmaster of the New York City Ballet and was a protégé of Jascha Heifetz. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall at age 14 playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Little Orchestra Society. His violin is a J. B. Guadagnini, 1780.


Takeaki Miyamae Masterclass

Takeaki Miyamae, a very special guest flutist, will be presenting a masterclass on Saturday, May 6, and concert on Sunday, May 7.

When Takeaki was nine years old, he studied with Marcel Moyse  He continued his studies over the years with both Marcel and Louis Moyse. More recently, Takeaki has concertized all over the world and is a highly sought after flute teacher.

His masterclass will take place on Saturday, May 6, from 2-4 p.m. at the Richmond Library. Performance spots are still open for advanced students. The fee is $30 and the student is responsible to bring his or her own accompanist, but may perform without one.

Please email Laurelflutemaurer@yahoo.com or David@davidgunn.org to reserve a spot for your student.

The audience attendance fee is $5.

The next Vermont Virtuosi concert, Tales of Takeaki, will feature the internationally renowned flutist Takeaki Miyamae performing music of Louis Moyse, C.P.E. Bach, Philippe Gaubert, Franz Doppler, and Jean Francaix. Joining Mr. Miyamae will be flutist and Vermont Virtuosi artistic director Laurel Ann Maurer and pianist Mary Jane Austin. Miyamae was a child prodigy who studied with legendary flutist Marcel Moyse. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday May 7, 2017, at the Unitarian Church, 130 Main Street, in Montpelier. Admission is free; donations ($10 suggested) are welcome. For more information, visit www.LAMaurerFlute.com or call 802-881-9153.


 


 

“Vermont Virtuosi concerts are now among the most rewarding chamber music performances in the state.”—Barre-Montpelier Times Argus.

Vermont Virtuosi will next present New Beginnings – music that illustrates how five composers have found fresh approaches to their creative process. Flutist and artistic director Laurel Ann Maurer will be joined by clarinetist Karen Luttik, cellist Emily Taubl, and pianist Paul Orgel in a program that features music by Johannes Brahms, Antonín Dvořák, and Sigfrid Karg-Elert, as well as the world premieres of Vermont composers Gwyneth Walker and David Gunn.

The concerts will take place in two locations:
Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier, Vt.
Sunday, March 5, 3:00 p.m., First Baptist Church, 81 St. Paul St., Burlington, Vt.

Admission is free; donations ($10 suggested) are welcome. For more information, call 802-881-9153.


 


2016 CONCERTS


Twilight at the Opera – Vermont Virtuosi continues its 2016-2017 season with a concert of luscious operatic arias. Twilight at the Opera features soprano Sarah Cullins, mezzo-soprano Wendy Hoffman, flutists Anne Janson and Laurel Ann Maurer, and pianist Claire Black performing music by Puccini, Delibes, Humperdinck, Bizet, Mozart, Donizetti, Massenet, Barber, Offenbach, Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker, and more.

The concerts will take place in two locations:
Saturday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 81 St. Paul St., Burlington, Vt.
Sunday, Nov. 6, 3:00 p.m., Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier, Vt.

Admission is free. Donations—suggested $10, general; $5, seniors and students—are welcome.

 


Vermont Virtuosi concerts are now among the most rewarding chamber music performances in the state.”—Barre-Montpelier Times Argus.

Pipe Dreams 5,” the next set of Vermont Virtuosi concerts, will feature the back-by-popular-demand fifth public performance of Vermont’s only professional flute choir. The Vermont Virtuosi Flute Ensemble comprises seven of the finest orchestral and solo flutists from New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont performing on five different flutes, from the petite piccolo to the colossal contrabass. The concert will include transcriptions of works by Bernstein, Vivaldi, Doppler, Debussy, Gershwin, and Leroy Anderson as well as original works by Vermont composers David Gunn and Dennis Bathory-Kitsz – whose piece was commissioned by Vermont Virtuosi. The members of the flute ensemble are Robin Cameron-Phillips, Hilary Goldblatt, Alison Hale, Anne Janson, Melissa Mielens, Norman Thibodeau, and ensemble director and Vermont Virtuosi artistic director Laurel Ann Maurer.

The concerts will take place in three locations:

Friday, Sep. 30, 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 81 St. Paul St., Burlington, Vt.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., Brattleboro, Vt.
Sunday, Oct. 2, 3:00 p.m., Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier, Vt.

Admission is free at the Burlington and Montpelier venues (donations—suggested $10, general; $5, seniors and students—are welcome), and $15/10 at Brattleboro.


june-2016Sundays on the Hill Concert Series presents
Pipe Dreams
The Church on the Hill’s “Sundays on the Hill” concert series presents Pipe Dreams, featuring the Vermont Virtuosi Flute Ensemble. Employing flutes of all sizes from piccolo to contrabass, the ensemble will perform music by George Frideric Handel, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Christoph Willibald von Gluck, Richard Rodgers, Christopher Caliendo, Gustav Holst, and Vermont composer David Gunn. The ensemble comprises seven of the finest flutists from Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. More information is Date: Aug. 7, 2016, 4-5 p.m.at http://www.sundaysonthehill.org/
Date: Aug. 7, 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Cost: $5
Venue: Church on the Hill, Lawrence Hill Road, Weston, Vt.
Phone: 802-824-3704
Email: SundaysOnTheHill@gmail.com


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feb-2016Vermont Virtuosi, which the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus says produces “intriguing programs expertly played,” will next present “Once Upon a Time” featuring music for flute, clarinet, bassoon, and piano that is narrative in nature. Flutist and Vermont Virtuosi artistic director Laurel Ann Maurer, clarinetist Karen Luttik, bassoonist Julian Partridge, and pianist Claire Black will perform music by Pierre Gabaye, Andre Jolivet, Robert Wykes, Ramiro Cortés, Ricklen Nobis, as well as Vermont composers Thomas L. Read and David Gunn, and the world premiere of “Encircled by You,” a newly commissioned quartet by Northfield composer Dennis Báthory-Kitsz.

For information about Brandon Music, visit http://www.brandon-music.net/ or call 802-247-4295.

Friday, March 11, 7:30 p.m., Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester
Saturday, March 12, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon
Sunday, March 13, 3:00 p.m., Unitarian Church, 130 Main Street, Montpelier

Admission is free at the Colchester & Montpelier venues (donations suggested $10, general; $5, seniors & students welcome) . Admission is $20 at Brandon Music.


2015 Concerts

contrasts“Contrasts” Vermont Virtuosi
“intriguing programs expertly played” (Barre-Montpelier Times Argus)

Vermont Virtuosi continues its innovative programming with a concert of music for flute, violin, viola, and cello. Contrasts – which juxtaposes music of the Classical era with that of the 20th and 21st centuries—will feature flutist and Vermont Virtuosi artistic director Laurel Ann Maurer, violinist Jane Kittredge, violist Paul Reynolds, and cellist John Dunlop performing Beethoven’s Serenade in D Major and Mozart’s Flute Quartet, K.285, as well as music by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Seattle composer Ken Benshoof, and Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker.

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Elley-Long Music Center in Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester, Vt.
Admission is free; donations are welcome. (Suggested: $10, general; $5, seniors and students.)
For more information, email Laurelannmaurer@gmail.com, or call 802-881-9153.


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The Vermont Virtuosi Flute Ensemble is, left to right, Heidi Baxter, Anne Janson, Melissa Mielens, Robin Cameron Phillips, Hilary Goldblatt, Laurel Ann Maurer, and Norman Thibodeau.

“Pipe Dreams 2: Same Pipes, Different Dreams”
“intriguing programs expertly played” (Barre-Montpelier Times Argus)

Vermont Virtuosi continues its innovative programming with a reprise concert of music that spans four centuries for multiple flutes. “Pipe Dreams 2: Same pipes, different dreams” will feature seven of the finest flutists in the tri-state area performing music by Felix Mendelssohn, Gustav Holst, Johann Sebastian Bach, Christoph Willibald von Gluck, Frédéric Chopin, Julius Fucik, Zequinha de Abreu, Richard Rodgers, Philip Thomas, as well as the premiere of Eventful Heroics by Vermont composer David Gunn. The ensemble comprises Anne Janson, Laurel Ann Maurer, Melissa Mielens, Hilary Goldblatt, Heidi Baxter, Robin Cameron Phillips, and Norman Thibodeau playing piccolo, C flute, alto flute in G, bass flute, and contrabass flute.

The concerts will take place in three locations:
Friday, September 18, 7:30 p.m., UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus, Burlington
Saturday, September 19, 8:00 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury
Sunday, September 20, 3:00 p.m., Unitarian Church, Montpelier
Admission is free; donations are welcome. (Suggested: $10, general; $5, seniors and students.)


“I Remember”
Wendy Hoffman-mezzo soprano, Laurel Ann Maurer-flutes, John Dunlop-cello, Rita Costanzi-harp

Music by Damase, Hindemith, and a special performance of “I Remember” by Michael Cohen based on the Diary of Anne Frank. Also on the program will be a new work by Vermont Composer Erik Nielsen.

April 24, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – First Baptist Church – 81 Saint Paul Street, Burlington, VT
April 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – Unitarian Church of Montpelier – 130 Main Street – Montpelier, VT
Free Admission/Donations Accepted


resolutions“RESOLUTIONS” – Music for Flute, Clarinet, and Strings

Vermont Virtuosi, Vermont’s dynamic chamber music series, continues its 2014-2015 season with music for flute, clarinet, and strings. Flutist and artistic director Laurel Ann Maurer will be joined by clarinetist Karen Luttik, cellist John Dunlop, violist Elizabeth Reid, and violinists Letitia Quante and Jane Kittridge in a program of music by Max Reger, Arthur Foote, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Vermont composers Thomas L. Read and David Gunn. The music will include Foote’s “A Night Piece,” Reger’s “Serenade in G Major,” Mozart’s inspired clarinet quintet, Read’s “Christmas Variations,” and Gunn’s “Giant Pecking Sparrows” as well as the premiere of “Lucille,” for string quartet.

Friday, March 6, 2015, @ 7:30 p.m. – First Baptist Church, 81 Saint Paul Street, Burlington
Saturday, March 7, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m. – Unitarian Church, 130 Main Street, Montpelier
Free Admission/Donations accepted (Suggested: $10, general; $5, seniors/students)


2014 Concerts

“Winter Spirits” Laurel Ann Maurer – flute, Karen Luttik – Clarinet, Claire Black, Piano

Music by Alec Wilder, Katherine Hoover, David Amram, David Gunn and the world premiere of “If Winter Comes” for flute and piano by Thomas Lawrence Read

Saturday, March 1, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – Bethany Church, 115 Main Street, Montpelier
Sunday, March 2, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – First Baptist Church, 81 Saint Paul Street, Burlington
Admission is Free/ Donations are Accepted


“Quintessence” – flute-Laurel Ann Maurer, clarinet-Karen Luttik, violin-Letitia Quante, cello-John Dunlop, piano-Claire Black
Music by Joan Tower, Francis Poulenc, Gabriel Faure, Peter Schickele and Vermont Composer David Ross Gunn.

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Bethany Church, 115 Main Street, Montpelier
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm. First Baptist Church, 81 Saint Paul Street, Burlington
Concerts are Free/Donations are accepted


oct7Cathedral Arts Tuesdays Noon to One Series – Vermont Virtuosi
Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
Karen Luttik, clarinet
Claire Black, piano
music of Faure, Bizet, Gunn and Read

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 12:00 p.m. – Saint Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT
info: 864-9209
(free admission)

 


“Pipe Dreams” – Vermont Virtuosi, music for multiple flutes, from piccolo to contra bass

flutists: Alison Hale, Hilary Goldblatt, Anne Janson, Melissa Miellens, Robin Cameron-Phillips, Norman Thibodeau, Laurel Ann Maurer

Excerpt of press release: “Seven superb flutists hailing from Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire will join forces in Pipe Dreams to perform music by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Maurice Ravel, and Vermont composer David Gunn. The ensemble includes Hilary Goldblatt, Alison Hale, Anne Janson, Laurel Ann Maurer, Melissa Mielens, Robin Cameron Phillips, and Norman Thibodeau playing piccolo, C flute, alto flute in G, bass flute, and contrabass flute.”

For more information, email Lamaurer@sisna.com, or call 802-881-9153

Friday, October 10, 2014 , 7:30 p.m. (dinner available for purchase prior to the concert)
Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon, VT (admission $15)

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, VT (admission is free/donations accepted)

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 4:00 p.m., UVM Recital Hall, Redstone building on the UVM campus, Burlington, VT, (admission is free/donations accepted)


nov-5-2014“Trio Romantissimo” Vermont Virtuosi, music for flute, violin & piano

special guest artist  Arturo Delmoni, violin
Laurel Ann Maurer, flute
Claire Black, piano

music of JS Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Faure, Sibelius, Weiniawski, Kreisler and Vermont Composer David Gunn

Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m Bethany Church 115 Main Street Montpelier, VT

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 4:00 p.m. First Baptist Church 81 Saint Paul Street Burlington, VT (free admission/donations accepted)


2013 Concerts

POETIC LICENSE – Gail Whitehouse, Soprano, Peter Mathews, Guitar, Laurel Ann Maurer, Flutes

Music by Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, Takemitsu, Corigliano and the WORLD PREMIERE of “I Think of Thee” for soprano,, guitar and bass flute by Vermont Composer Dennis Bathory-Kitsz

Friday, November 15, 2013 Bethany Church, 115 Main Street, Montpelier, VT
Saturday, November 16, 2013 First Baptist Church, 81 Saint Paul Street, Burlington, VT
both concerts at 7:30 pm – admission is free, donations are welcome


The French Flute: “from Blavet to Bolling”
The Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain Region presents a local treasure—Grammy-nominated flutist Laurel Ann Maurer accompanied by gifted pianist Claire Black—in an all-French classical music performance.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6:30 p.m. reception; 7:30 performance, McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester

Tickets: $15/person – to reserve call 802-310-8050 or send email to info.aflcr@gmail.com
Ticket revenues will support the Alliance Francaise’s French language programs.