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Upper Valley Chamber Orchestra

Explore the rich symphonic repertoire with musicians from throughout the community.

This non-auditioned ensemble performs the classics as well as 20th and 21st century music. Join a welcoming community of musicians, or enjoy one of our family-friendly performances.

Upper valley Chamber Orchestra
Mark Nelson conducting the Upper Valley Community Orchestra
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Upper Valley Chamber Orchestra

Upper Valley Chamber Orchestra

Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Fall 2023 Rehearsals begin September 6
Lebanon Middle School

Play symphonic repertoire in a community orchestra.

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Upcoming UVCO Performances

Messiah Sing

Sunday, December 17,
3:00 pm
to 5:30 pm EST
Suggested: $20
First Congregational Church of Lebanon

Join the chorus for Handel’s Messiah, with solos performed by UVMC students.

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Upper Valley Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, April 14, 2024,
3:00 pm
to 5:00 pm EDT
Lebanon Opera House

Music by Gabriella Diaz & Joseph Haydn

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Mark Nelson

Music Director

A multifaceted musician with wide-ranging musical interests, Mark Nelson has over 30 years’ experience conducting instrumental and choral ensembles in schools, colleges, and communities. He developed the instrumental-music program at Lake Forest College, led brass, chamber, and new-music ensembles at Wabash College, directed the orchestra at the Webb Schools, and conducted performances of Company, Les Misérables, The Threepenny Opera, and Working at various sites. He has launched electronic-music programs at two colleges and three independent secondary schools. With degrees from Yale (B.A.), Princeton (Ph.D.), and Harvard (Ed.M.), and having undertaken additional graduate study of Javanese gamelan and South Indian classical music at Wesleyan, he is deeply committed to promoting among ensemble members, audiences, and students of music theory, composition, and history the joys of musical discovery.

UVCO Performance Videos