2018-2019 Season



Jane Boxall, Marimba Soloist

Fall Program: ¡ VIVA LA MARIMBA !

Join marimba soloist Jane Boxall and the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra at the Vermont College of Fine Arts Chapel for two FREE, all-age uplifting performances. Reserve your tickets by clicking on one of the buttons below. Boxall will perform the Concerto para Marimba y Orchestra No. 1, Op. 20 (1957) by Guatemalan composer Jorge Sarmientos. MCO Artistic Director, Anne Decker, leads the orchestra in other contemporary music by Latin and South American composers, including Alberto Ginastera's Estancia op. 8 - Dances from Estancia op. 8a (Argentina, 1941), and Diana Syrse's Colección de Realidades (Mexico, 2012).  Finishing off the concert is Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, D. 759, B minor (Unfinished).  


Saturday November 17th 7 pm

Sunday November 18th 4 pm


College Hall Chapel

VCFA Montpelier, VT 


Sign Up Today: Film Scoring Class

Erik Nielsen is leading a three-class course about how a film score is created. This course will give an inside look at the process of scoring a classic silent film while the process is actually going on! In collaboration with the Green Mountain Film Festival and the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, two high school students and I will each give a presentation each class about where we are in the process and answer any questions you may have. Class meets over the winter in preparation for the March 23 and 24 premieres of the scores, each played live by the orchestra as the films are shown. This ought to be a fascinating opportunity for you to "pull back the curtain" to see something that is so often overlooked or taken for granted, namely the music that enriches our film-viewing experience.  The Montpelier Senior Activity Center's phone number is 225-2518, call to sign up!

Check back for additional Outreach opportunies soon!


Dates TBD


Montpelier Senior Center

Call (802) 225-2518 to sign up!


Spring Program

A collaboration of the Green Mountain Film Festival, the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra Check and Composer Erik Nielsen and his students, come listen to new works scored for silent films.  Check back for more details soon!


March 22nd and March 23rd at 8 pm


T-Rex Theater, Essex Cinemas, Essex, VT

VCFA, Montpelier, VT


Concert Crawl

Check back for more details soon!


Saturday, April (TBD)

Various Homes, Montpelier VT



Our Board meets on the first Monday of each month.  Interested in donating your time to promoting the growth and sustainability of a treasured Central Vermont arts organization?  Contact us today to learn more about how to contribute!  


First Monday of Each Month, 5:30 pm

Location: Please inquire


Montpelier, VT