Vermont Symphony Orchestra ‘Grand Tour’ in March

February 7, 2014  
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The VSO performs with Jaime Laredo. (courtesy photo by Kathleen Landwehrle)

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will present a Masterworks program titled, “Grand Tour,” at the Flynn Center in Burlington on March 8 at 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre in Rutland on March 9 at 3 p.m. and at the Bellows Falls Opera House on March 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m.The VSO’s musical journey includes stops in Italy for an overture from one of Rossini’s comic operas, and in Norway for a delightful miniature by Grieg. Vaughan Williams’ native England is next, for a virtuoso performance of the most popular tuba concerto in the literature. The VSO’s principle tuba, Takatsugu Hagiwara, will be the soloist. Then the orchestra hops back across the channel to Germany to enjoy a full-orchestra version of “Death and the Maiden.” Schubert’s beloved string quartet has been arranged by Andy Stein of Prairie Home Companion fame.
Again this year, the VSO will collect food items at its concerts in Burlington, Rutland and Bellows Falls as part of the national “Orchestras Feeding America” project. Audience members and the public may bring a non-perishable food items to the concert. The project is also accepting cash donations.  ll food and cash contributions collected will be donated directly to the local branch of the Vermont Foodbank and donors will receive “Classical Cash,” good for a discount on a future VSO ticket purchase.


March 8, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington: 802-86-FLYNN or

March 9, Paramount Theatre, Rutland: 802-775-0903 or

March 10, Bellows Falls Opera House: Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, Misty Valley Books in Chester and online through either or Tickets are general admission within seating sections, and priced at $35, $25, and $15, with a $9 student ticket.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is the only professional statewide orchestra that provides live musical experiences for listeners in Vermont. It is a state-supported non-profit institution founded in 1935 and exists for the purpose of fostering and encouraging the appreciation of music in all its various forms, with emphasis on orchestral, choral and chamber music.


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