VSO Outdoor Summer Concerts To Create Fireworks

June 15, 2011  
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra presents its Summer Festival Tour in eight outdoor locations this summer with a program entitled “Symphony Royale,” with Anthony Princiotti conducting. From Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 10, the Orchestra will perform in glorious mountain and lakeside settings across the state.

Handel’s fireworks begin the program and live fireworks complete it, in this musical homage to royalty. The noble procession includes Scheherazade’s Kalendar Prince, the King and Queen of Troy, and the King of Siam. In honor of Independence Day, the VSO celebrates our freedom from monarchical rule with America’s own version of royalty, Duke Ellington. The performance is crowned, as always, by the majestic 1812 Overture and selections from Sousa, the March King. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Venues open early for picnicking. Concerts conclude with fireworks.

“The VSO is the only orchestra that actually tours the state each summer,” says executive director Alan Jordan. “All of us look forward to the summer tour. It’s become a cherished summer tradition. This summer, we’re especially lucky to be the only outdoor concert at Shelburne Farms,” he says. “So we hope people will get their tickets, gather their picnics, and join us under the stars in a town nearby this July.”

For more information about the Festival Tour, including a listing of local ticket outlets, or to order tickets, visit www.vso.org or call FlynnTix at (802) 863-5966.

 

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