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Milne to perform with VYO

Amanda Milne. (Observer courtesy photo)

Amanda Milne. (Observer courtesy photo)

Observer staff report

September 26th, 2013

Williston violinist Amanda Milne is a featured soloist in the Vermont Youth Orchestra’s 50th anniversary kickoff this weekend.

Milne and Vergennes High School senior Ruby Dombek will take the stage at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 29, performing Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins. The concert is set to begin at 3 p.m. Milne will also play Sept. 28 during a school tour to St. Johnsbury Academy and Craftsbury Academy.

Composed during Vivaldi’s time as violin teacher at Pio Ospedale della Pietà, a Venetian girls’ orphanage, the work is a standout among his numerous violin concerti.

Milne has been with the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association since 2004, when she started with its beginning string program, Presto.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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