Playing for Good is a classical chamber ensemble dedicated to supporting the local Vermont community through the power of music. Founded in 2017, the string quintet has married a love for vibrant chamber music with the mission to unite audiences and raise awareness for a greater social good. It really is a Bright Idea! The group consists of close friends, professional colleagues, and Vermont Symphony Orchestra members with decades of experience performing for audiences large and small throughout the northeast and across the world. Their repertoire is expansive, ranging from the standard classical chamber music canon to international folk melodies and contemporary cross-over compositions. Highlight 2019’s performance features a set of madrigals, the genius of Mozart, rip-roaring tunes from the Nordic countries, and soulful works by local Vermont composers. Donations from this performance benefit the Educational Scholarship Fund at Burlington City Arts.
Jane Kittredge and Brooke Quiggins, violins; Ana Ruesink, viola; John Dunlop, cello; Kyle Saulnier, bass.
–> This Bright Ideas Project event was crowdsourced from Vermonters, and generously powered by VSECU.
—> This Yappy Hour event, presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the vodka for dog people, features a custom menu of specialty cocktails that raises funds for the Humane Society of Chittenden County.
—-> With support from our friends at Foam Brewers and The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.