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Join us for the annual Vermont Symphony Orchestra Concert & Fireworks Under the Stars!

The VSO returns July 3 to the meadows of Grafton Trails on its beloved statewide summer concert tour with “Celebrate!” conducted by Music Director candidate Julian Pellicano. Alongside perennial Pops favorite music by John Williams (Liberty and Olympic Fanfares) and John Philip Sousa (the rousing Stars and Stripes Forever), we’ll enjoy strains of Bernstein’s West Side Story, Copland’s feisty Rodeo, Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Quinn Mason’s sparkling A Joyous Fanfare (described by the composer as “very embodiment of happiness and cheerfulness, an accessible work that would put any listener in a good mood”) and more. VSO Principal Trombonist Matt Wright is our soloist for the concert, which closes this year with a display of festive fireworks.

EVENT DETAILS

Grafton Ponds – 783 Townshend Road, Grafton
Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking
Concert begins at 7:30 pm

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

We encourage you to bring:
– A picnic blanket or folding chairs
– Sunscreen & sunglasses
– Insect repellant
– Water
– Whatever you need to comfortably enjoy the outdoors

Sun umbrellas are welcome until the start of the concert. Flashlights are also suggested to help you find your way to your car after the sun has set. Smoking and animals (except assistance and service animals) are not allowed at any VSO show.

 

PROGRAM

Julian Pellicano, conductor
Matthew Wright, trombone

National Anthem
John Williams – Liberty Fanfare
Copland – “Buckaroo Holiday” and “Corral Nocturne” from Rodeo
Eric Ewazen – Trombone Concerto No. 1 (mvt 1)
Suessdorf, arr. TBD – “Moonlight in Vermont”
Quinn Mason – “Running” from A Joyful Trilogy
von Suppé – Light Cavalry Overture

Intermission

John Williams – Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Price – “Nimble Feet” and “Tropical Noon” from Dances in the Canebreaks
Nancy Bloomer Deussen– American Hymn
Bernstein – Overture to West Side Story
Gould – American Salute
Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture (excerpt)
Sousa – The Thunderer and Stars and Stripes Forever

Gates open at 5:30pm for picnicking, concert starts at 7:30pm, Fireworks start at dusk!

Gates open at 5:30pm for picnicking, concert starts at 7:30pm, Fireworks start at dusk!

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