Jaime Laredo Ex­tends Con­tract with VSO

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The Ver­mont Sym­phony Or­ches­tra has an­nounced that mu­sic di­rec­tor, in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed vi­o­lin­ist Jaime Laredo, will con­tinue to serve as artis­tic leader of the or­ches­tra though the 2013-2014 sea­son. Laredo has led Ver­mont’s pro­fes­sional or­ches­tra as mu­sic di­rec­tor since 1999.

Laredo, a res­i­dent of Guil­ford, is known as one of the great­est vi­o­lin­ists and cham­ber mu­si­cians in the world. Over the last five decades he has ex­celled in the mul­ti­ple roles of soloist, con­duc­tor, recital­ist, cham­ber mu­si­cian and teacher. The 2011-2012 sea­son marked Laredo’s 70th birth­day and his 35th year with his wife, cel­list Sharon Robin­son, with the Kalich­stein-laredo-robin­son Trio.

Over the years, Laredo has drawn world-renowned guest soloists to per­form in Ver­mont, in­clud­ing Yo-yo Ma, An­dré Watts, Leon Fleisher, Lang Lang and Peter Serkin. In the fall of 2011, Laredo re­leased an al­bum with Sharon Robin­son en­ti­tled “Triple Dou­bles,” fea­tur­ing the VSO with three dou­ble con­cer­tos ded­i­cated to the Duo.

“I am very happy that I will con­tinue to be with the or­ches­tra,” Laredo said. “The VSO is one of the dear­est things in my life and I look for­ward to many more years of won­der­ful and ad­ven­tur­ous mu­sic mak­ing.”

“Ver­mont is so for­tu­nate to have Jaime Laredo as a res­i­dent and as our mu­si­cal am­bas­sador,” says VSO ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Alan Jor­dan. “He brings the ben­e­fit of his great mu­si­cal tal­ents, his con­nec­tions to the in­ter­na­tional mu­sic scene, and his warm per­son­al­ity to share with fel­low Ver­mon­ters. We hope he will con­tinue to share his time and tal­ent with the VSO for many years to come.” For tick­ets or ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about forth­com­ing con­certs, please con­tact the VSO at 800-VSO-9293 or visit on­line at www.vso.org.

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