English conference at CHUS
Dr.Daren Heyland, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at Queen’s University and also the founder of CARENET, a Canadian research network on palliative care, is presenting a free conference at the CHUS-Fleurimont amphitheatre (local 6214) on February 15th, from noon to 1:00 pm. He will speak about the planning of palliative care, best practises and conditions for success.
There are several objectives of the conference: to learn the scientific facts on the planning of care; to learn about diverse tools to help in the planning; to hear about experiences in several centres that have implanted tools for better preliminary planning of care.
This conference is open to the public and people are asked to bring a lunch.
TheVermont Symphony Orchestra will present three double concertos to showcase music director, Jaime Laredo, and his former student, Jennifer Koh in a special concert in Burlington on Saturday, March 9. The program includes Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, an old friend, joined by a serene work from the iconic minimalist Philip Glass. A new work by David Ludwig honors the turning times of the year and the program concludes with Mozart’s intensely emotional Symphony No. 40. Curtis Institute fellow, Vinay Parameswaran, will conduct the three double concertos, while Laredo will lead the Mozart. The concert will be performed as part of the 2012/2013 Masterworks series at the Flynn Center at 8:00 p.m. It will also be presented in Rutland on Sunday, March 10 at the Paramount Theatre at 3:00 p.m. as part of the Sunday Matinee Series, and on Friday, March 8, at the Bellows Falls Opera House at 7:30 p.m.
Awarding-winning violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. Born in Chicago, she made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age eleven. She earned a degree in English literature from Oberlin College and went on to study at the Curtis Institute, where she worked extensively with Jaime Laredo. Koh has performed with leading orchestras around the world and has appeared with the VSO several times. She lives in New York City with her husband, pianist Benjamin Hochman.
The Orchestra will perform a new work, entitled Seasons Lost, by VSO New Music Advisor, David Ludwig. David Ludwig’s choral work, The New Colossus, was performed at the morning worship service preceding the President Obama’s Inauguration in January. Ludwig’s music has been described as “arresting and dramatically hued” ( The New York Times) and noted for “A yearning, poetic quality” ( Baltimore Sun). The Chicago Tribune says that he “deserves his growing reputation as one of the up-and-comers of his generation.” Seasons Lost was co-commissioned by the Curtis Institute and the Delaware and Vermont symphonies. The awardwinning young composer comes from several generations of musicians. His grandfather was the pianist