July 6-9—The Vermont Symphony Orchestra continues its seven-concert 2017 Summer Festival Tour this week with performances July 6 at Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Chittenden; July 7 at Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow; July 8 at Three Stallion Inn, Randolph; and the finale on July 9 in Stowe.
To honor the great American melting pot, guest conductor Christopher James Lee chose traditional Fourth of July standards and composers from five different countries, including the unique piece, by Syrian-born composer Kinan Abou-afach, now living in Philadelphia.
This year’s summer tour will also feature world-renowned bandoneon player Hector Del Curto, who appears with the VSO through a new partnership between the VSO and the Stowe Tango Music Society.
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is the only professional statewide orchestra providing live musical experiences for listeners in Vermont. It is a state-supported non-profit institution founded in 1934 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.
Tickets for all venues are available online at vso.org/event. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and will close with fireworks for a picnic-perfect evening for all ages.
Photo courtesy of VSO
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra performs its summer tour in Vermont’s mountainous towns, closing shows with fireworks and the 1812 Overture.