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CELEBRATE SUMMER-VSO returns to its summer concert tour

07/01/2022 06:21PM ● By Janani Varatharajan

Conductor and music director candidate Julian Pellicano hits the road again this summer with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra for their annual summer concert tour. 

Every year, all through the year, the VSO puts on dozens of performances both large and small in venues around the Green Mountain State. From the subscription series that take place at The Flynn in Burlington and the Paramount Theatre in Rutland to the brass quintet tour and the winter holiday pops tour, the VSO spreads the wonder of world-class musical performance. 

And when the temps begin to soar, the VSO goes on its summer tour. For 2022’s offering, Celebrate!, they’ll perform some popular favorites like Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philp Sousa, West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, the William Tell Overture, and A Joyous Fanfare, whose composer Quinn Mason describes it as the “very embodiment of happiness and cheerfulness, an accessible work that would put any listener in a good mood.” Principal trombonist Matt Wright is the featured soloist. 

Remember to bring a picnic blanket or folding chairs. Umbrellas are welcome until the start of the concert. Bringing a flashlight isn’t a bad idea, so you can find your way back to your car after sunset. But leave pets at home, as they are not allowed except for assistance and service animals.

For 2022, in lieu of fireworks, the concert will close with a light and laser show. Gates open at 5:30 for picnicking, and the concert begins at 7:30

July 1

Suicide Six Ski Area

247 Stage Road

South Pomfret, VT

Rain site: Woodstock Union High School, 100 Amsden Way, Woodstock

July 2

Hunter Park

410 Hunter Park Road

Manchester, VT

Rain site: Riley Rink at Hunter Park. Please note that there is a no glass rule in the rink.

July 3

Grafton Ponds

783 Townshend Road

Grafton, VT

Rain site: Green Mountain Union High School (auditorium), 716 VT-103, Chester

July 4

Shelburne Museum

6000 Shelburne Road

Shelburne, VT

Rain site: Shelburne Field House, 166 Athletic Drive, Shelburne

July 9

Burke Mountain Ski Resort

223 Sherburne Lodge Road

East Burke, VT

Rain site: Lyndon Institute, 168 Institute Circle, Lyndon Center

July 10 

Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow

700 Trapp Hill Road

Stowe, VT

Rain site: Stowe High School auditorium, 413 Barrows Road, Stowe

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

(802) 864-5741

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