The MCOS program features music of Joplin, Ives, William Grant Still, Beth Anderson, as well as Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with pianist Daniel Bruce and Copland's "American Songs" with the Randolph chorus Sounding Joy directed by Marjorie Drysdale.
...The MCOS performances will feature as soloist pianist Daniel Bruce, a Northfield native now living in Syracuse, N.Y.
has done it in all its transformations - piano solo, with a small jazz combo, and now full orchestra," Orr said.
To complement Dan
and to open the piece we have a wonderful clarinet soloist, David Goodman.Dan
is good for this piece - he
has a good American spirit."
...Daniel Bruce returns Bruce
is well-known in central Vermont as a solo pianist, jazz pianist, conductor of the Vermont Philharmonic
, and director of musical theater.Recently, the Northfield native moved to Syracuse, N.Y., where he
performs jazz piano and teaches at Hobart and William Smith Colleges
has appeared as soloist with the Vermont Philharmonic
under Louis Kosma.
...Bruce studied piano under Watson Morrison at the Hartt School of Music, as well as privately with Louis Moyse in Montpelier.
...Bruce has been on the staff of the Monteverdi School, has appeared as a guest conductor at several music festivals.He
has directed for musical theater in Vermont and Illinois.Bruce was also a member of the Vermont Philharmonic for 11 years, most recently as its interim conductor. Bruce is now an adjunct faculty member of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where he teaches piano.He
also teaches classes with Syracuse Children's Theatre and directs music for Syracuse Civic Theatre. The Montpelier Chamber Orchestra Society, conducted by Music Director Catherine Broucek Orr, presents "The American Experiment - the Unanswered Question," featuring music of Joplin, Ives, William Grant Still, Beth Anderson, Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with pianist Daniel Bruce and Copland's "American Songs" with Sounding Joy directed by Marjorie Drysdale.