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Brandon Music



Heliand Consort


Sunday, March 11 at 2:30pm
Live performance

Heliand Consort returns to Brandon Music with their new program, ‘Old World/New World Legends,' featuring an eclectic mix of chamber music inspired by old world mythology and new world folk and dance music. Flutist Berta Frank, oboist Katie Oprea, clarinetist Elisabeth LeBlanc and bassoonist Rachael Elliott perform works ranging from virtuosic solos, to trios, woodwind quartets and songs.

Listeners will be treated to sensuous melodies and precocious harmonies of Claude Debussy, Jean Francaix and Benjamin Britten. Familiar folk dances include a Brazilian waltz by Francisco Mignone and a habañera by Cuban-American composer and saxophonist, Paquito D'Rivera.

A program highlight and one of several pieces inspired by Greek mythology is "What Pan Was Doing," written for Heliand Consort by Vermont composer Don Jamison. In it, he sets a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning which recounts the story of how Pan, the Greek god of shepherds and music, created his "pan pipe" or reed flute. Jamison's poignant setting takes the unusual step of alternating pairs of voices and instruments to sing and accompany.

Heliand Consort has appeared throughout Vermont over the past eleven years, with additional forays to New Hampshire and North Carolina. During that time, they've cultivated a devoted audience and crafted a variety of whimsical programs for winds and piano, along with their signature folk songs. More about the ensemble and upcoming programs may be found at

Tickets are $20. Reservations are recommended. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.


Phone: 802-247-4295