Burlington Chamber Orchestra with Romie de Guise-Langlois and Sean Newhouse to Perform on UVM Lane Series
The University of Vermont Lane Series will showcase the Burlington Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, October 6, at 7:30 pm at the UVM Recital Hall. Joining the orchestra are internationally renowned clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois and Sean Newhouse, Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The program will feature Gerald Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto, Corelli’s Concerto Grosso in F Major, and Janaçek’s Idyll for String Orchestra.
Praised as “extraordinary” and “a formidable clarinetist” by The New York Times, Romie de Guise-Langlois has appeared as soloist and chamber musician on major concert stages throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. She won Astral Artists’ 2011 National Auditions and was awarded First Prize in the 2009 Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition. She also captured the top prize in the Woolsey Hall Competition at Yale University, the McGill University Classical Concerto Competition, and the Canadian Music Competition, and was the recipient of the Canadian Broadcasting Company award. Her performances have been broadcast on WNYC, WFMT, WQXR, Houston Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, and across Canada on Radio-Canada.
Sean Newhouse, a native Vermonter, made his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in February, 2011, and was the first American-born conductor to be appointed to the BSO in fifteen years. Mr. Newhouse studied at the Tanglewood Music Center, the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Eastman School. He launched his career by winning the position of Music Director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra in Los Angeles (a tenure of three years) and then spent two seasons as Assistant Conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He has won the Aspen Conducting Prize and major prizes at the Fitelberg and Malko competitions.
The concert is generously sponsored by the Lodges at Otter Creek and Shelburne Bay and by 101.7 WCVT. Tickets are $30 adults/$15 students. For more information about the concert with the BCO or to purchase tickets, visit the Lane Series website, or call the Lane Series office, 802-656-4455.
First brought to Burlington by Soovin Kim to play with his Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Ms. de Guise-Langlois has become an area favorite for her fierce and formidable style.
Mr. Newhouse's performance on the Lane Series is a debut with the BCO. Other upcoming debuts include performances with the California Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, Hilton Head Symphony, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice.
"...clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois produced tones that ran the gamut from silky to impish...her technique was nimble and squawk-free; her presentation refreshingly straightforward..."
The Boston Musical Intelligencer
“…Mr. Newhouse offered smooth string tones, a brassy sunrise in Dawn and an idyllic picture of Britten’s fishing village in Sunday Morning, complete with gossiping woodwinds…The opera’s raw emotions burst out in the final, furious Storm, led with great emotion and simultaneous restraint by Mr. Newhouse.”
Paul Pelkonen, Superconductor Music Criticism Blog