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VSO’s Masterworks program to feature woodwind soloists Anthony McGill and Janet Polk

Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m.—RUTLAND—On March 17, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) will be joined by the New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinetist Anthony McGill for a live Masterworks performance in Rutland.
McGill joins the VSO’s Principal Bassoonist Janet Polk to perform Richard Strauss’ “Duet Concertino,” and takes the stage for Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. The VSO will also perform Bizet’s Symphony in C, initially written as a student assignment in about a month, just after the composer turned 17.
As the New York Philharmonic’s first African-American principal player, McGill is lauded by The New York Times for his “trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character.” He previously served as principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and associate principal clarinetist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and is noted for performing at President Obama’s inauguration in 2009 with Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma.
The Paramount Theatre is located at 30 Center St., Rutland. Tickets are $10 for students; and $20-$32 for adults. For more information and tickets, visit vso.org/events.

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