Juno Singles: “Vermont Seasons” by Dana Maiben
June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Juno Orchestra, Vermont’s newest professional chamber orchestra, has announced a four-part project: Juno Singles.
Juno has engaged four local composers, commissioning each to craft a 10-15 minute work for string orchestra. Taking part are, from left, Derrik Jordan, a world music specialist; Robert Merfeld, pianist and chamber music coach; Dana Maiben, violinist and Baroque music specialist: and Eugene Uman, Director of the Vermont Jazz Center.
The Orchestra will workshop each composition, one at a time in May, June, and July, with each commission presented in a mini-concert (a “Juno Single”) open to a limited audience.
Friday, July 9, 7 p.m., “Struggle for Optimism” by Eugene Uman
“The pandemic cast a spell of sleep over many arts organizations, all around the world,” says Zon Eastes, Juno founder and music director. “We all have missed the joy of sharing directly. Because one of the Juno Orchestra Project’s structural tenets is to give opportunity for wonderful regional players to explore music with curious audiences, Juno has been waiting for the opportunity to reconvene with our enthusiastic audience.”
Tickets are $10 per person. Contact the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523, visit the website at bmcvt.org, or email email@example.com.
Each mini-concert will be captured on an audio/video recording. These recordings will be edited to include a composer interview and will be distributed on the Internet.
Juno Singles also will include a collaboration with Serenity Smith Forchion and Nimble Arts. Within one month after each Juno recording date, a small team from Nimble Arts will create an acrobatic, filmed response to each composition. Videos will present both the acrobatic artists and Juno in performance, and each be distributed online.
Finally, once conditions allow, a celebration will take place including composers, orchestra, acrobats, and audience. Details and timing will be announced.
For further information, visit www.junoorchestra.org.