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The VSO celebrates summer with music

Picnics, music and fireworks under the stars in Chittenden

CHITTENDEN - The Vermont Symphony Orchestra's Summer Festival Tour brings picnicking, music, and fireworks to Chittenden on Thursday, June 27. Broadway star

Sara Jean Ford joins the VSO for hits from the Great American Songbook. Vocal numbers by Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin share the spotlight with irresistible Benny Goodman big band tunes. Orchestral favorites from the world of opera add drama, fantasy, and exoticism to the songful theme. As always, the concert closes with the spectacular 1812 Overture, marches, and fireworks. The concert at the Mountain Top Inn begins at 7:30 p.m., Anthony Princiotti conducting. Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking.

The Summer Festival Tour is a cherished holiday tradition in Vermont. To celebrate summer with the VSO, just gather your loved ones and a picnic, and treat yourselves to a magical evening of music and fireworks under the stars.

Tickets are $31 for adults ($36 at the gate); free for children under age 18 with advance adult ticket purchase only ($12 at the gate). Tickets are available at Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden and at Kamuda's Country Market in Pittsford. Tickets are also available online from the FlynnTix at (802) 86-FLYNN or flynntix.org.  Audience members are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages onto the Mountain Top Inn and Resort property; however, beer and wine may be purchased on site. Special barbecue dinner/concert combination tickets are available through the Mountain Top Inn.

For more information visit www.vso.org.