English con­fer­ence at CHUS

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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

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