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Branch Out Loud 2024

August 13 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Montpelier Chamber Orchestra & North Branch Nature Center present an evening of music and food to benefit LGBTQ youth programs and composers on August 13th from 5-7 pm.

Featuring an opening interactive performance with Cello & Steelpan haiku improvisations by Michael Close and Emily Lanxner where youth will be encouraged to create nature-based Haiku poetry and the poems will be picked at random by the musicians as the basis for improvisation. The evening rounds out with a by-donation barbecue (BYO plate & utensils to save a paper plate) and chamber music featuring MCO players & friends. All are welcome!

This event is a fundraiser for North Branch Nature Center’s Camp BranchOUT (a nature-based day camp for queer and gender creative kids in partnership with OutrightVT) and Montpelier Chamber Orchestra’s Queer Composers Fund.  The suggested donation is $15-$30 for individuals and $50 for families. No one turned away for lack of funds.


August 13
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
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