MUHS student to perform with orchestra in Keene, N.H.
KEENE, N.H. — Pianist Zachariah Burrows, a freshman at Middlebury Union High School and a piano student of Cynthia Huard, will perform the Rondo movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Keene Chamber Orchestra, on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. The concert will be performed at Trinity Lutheran Church at 100 Maple Avenue in Keene, N.H.
Eric Stumacher is the conductor of the KCO, and also Burrows’ grandfather. The remainder of the program will contain the Finale of William Tell’s Overture, known popularly as the theme music for The Lone Ranger, and Brahms’s Symphony No. 2.
“This will be my first performance with the Keene Chamber Orchestra,” Burrows said. “My grandfather, KCO’s music director, recommended that I play this piece.” The Keene Chamber Orchestra is now in its 29th season. The KCO is comprised of professional musicians joining forces with talented and accomplished student musicians of all ages, all from the Greater Keene, Monadnock and New England regions.
Just like Burrows. He said he’s been practicing for a while, and is feeling pretty good about the upcoming concert.
Burrows gets a lot of practice. He also plays piano in the MUHS jazz band, and flute and piccolo in the MUHS concert band — both directed by Anne Severy.
“Our year-end band concert is on May 20 at MUHS,” he said, listing other upcoming performances. “On March 1, I will be performing on piano and piccolo in the High School Green Mountain Music District V Festivals at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland. I will also be performing in Cynthia Huard’s year-end piano recital on May 5 at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society. Cynthia also has her piano students play every month for residents at Elderly Services in Middlebury, which I enjoy.” Burrow’s picks up his flute when he plays with the Vermont Youth Philharmonia directed by Yutaka Kono. He hopes to audition on piano in the Burlington Chamber Orchestra’s concerto competition next month; and recently auditioned for the Vermont All State Music Festival competition.
Tickets for the New Hampshire show are available at the door and by advance purchase at The Toadstool Bookshops of Keene and Peterborough. General admission is $20 and student tickets are $5. For more info call (603) 731-1153.
— Elsie Lynn Parini contributed to this report.
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