Turning to the world of culture, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra has extended its contract with its artistic director.
Veteran conductor Jaime Laredo will lead the VSO through the 2011-2012 season.
Laredo is a renowned violinist and international performer. He also serves on the faculty of the Indiana University School of Music.
Laredo, who lives in Guilford with his wife, has held the VSO baton for the past ten years.
The orchestra is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary season. To mark the occasion, the orchestra’s next "Masterworks" series in May will highlight the VSO chorus Performing Verdi’s Requiem.