Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Vermont Symphony Orchestra celebrates the holidays with Pops concerts

Sunday, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. — RUTLAND — The Vermont Symphony Orchestra kicks off its Sunday Matinee Series in southwestern Vermont this season with three performances at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. The series opens with a Holiday Pops concert on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. featuring Anthony Princiotti conducting holiday favorites. Additional concerts are on Jan. 30 featuring classical guitar diva Sharon Isbin, and March 19 with guest artist Bella Hristova, violin. The January and March concerts are preceded by Musically Speaking, pre-concert discussions with guest artists providing insight into the program, the composers, and themselves. The discussions begin one hour before the stated concert time.

Everyone loves a holiday story, so get comfy as the VSO shares music from favorite Christmas movies, a masquerade ball, a fractured fairy tale, and, of course, the Nutcracker. Comedian and Moth Story SLAM host Hillary Boone emcees a program that also features some of her own humorous family sketches, plus an amazing youth soloist, the VSO brass, and a carol singalong.

The Paramount Theatre is located at 30 Center Street, Rutland. Tickets for the Holiday Pops are available at or 802-775-0903.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is the only professional statewide orchestra providing live musical experiences for listeners in Vermont. It is a state-assisted non-profit institution founded in 1935 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.

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