Beethoven Downtown

On December 6, 2016 the orchestra performed Beethoven’s 8th Symphony in an empty storefront on Main Street in Montpelier, VT.

The event came about after a false fire alarm interrupted the second performance of our Fall Concert. The audience waited patiently to see if we could resume the concert, but eventually it became clear we would not be allowed back into the hall and everyone dispersed.

A pop-up performance of the Beethoven was an effort to give the community a chance to hear at least a portion of the concert that was missed the previous month. It also gave us an opportunity to welcome members of our community we might otherwise never see at a concert.

The result was a wonderful evening sharing music and food with our neighbors and friends in an intimate (and chilly) space.

This is at the heart of our mission: “to inspire and enrich Central Vermont musicians and audiences of all ages”.

A special thank you to Tim Heney and Richard Nassa (the building’s owner) for making this event possible.

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