posted at 3:36 pm Thu May 27th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra celebrates the conclusion of its 2009/2010 Season with the TD Bank Summer Festival Tour with concerts in eight special outdoor locations around the state.
From Thursday, July 1 through Sunday, July 11, the state's premiere orchestra performs "The Birds and the Bees," a collection of music from the aviary to the apiary. The orchestra will perform in beautiful mountain and lakeside settings, welcoming pre-concert picnicking and concluding each performance with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and fireworks.
The Orchestra will offer a honey of a program-strictly G-rated-that really is just about birds and bees. From Jurassic Park's pterodactyls to Tchaikovsky's swans, the orchestra soars in a salute to wingers and stingers. Rimsky-Korsakov's glorious Easter egg tale is paired with an unlikely bumblebee: the orchestra's principal tubist. The orchestra even found a march that fits the bill, since America's national emblem is the bald eagle.
The complete list of dates and venues includes:
Thursday, July 1, The Grounds behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Middlebury, (presented by and as a benefit for the Henry Sheldon Museum)
Friday, July 2, Hildene Meadowlands, Manchester
Saturday, July 3, Grafton Ponds, Grafton (presented by and as benefit for the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center)
Sunday, July 4, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne
Monday, July 5, Quechee Polo Grounds, Quechee
Friday, July 9, Mountain Top Inn, Chittenden
Saturday, July 10, Three Stallion Inn, Randolph
Sunday, July 11, Trapp Concert Meadow, Stowe (co-presented with Stowe Performing Arts)
Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at all sites, with gates opening for picnicking at 5:00 or
5:30 p.m. depending on location. Tickets range from $29-32 for adults; free to $16 for children. Tickets purchased at the gate will be subject to a surcharge, so advance purchase is recommended. An AARP discount is available for the Quechee and Shelburne concerts. All sites are wheelchair accessible.
For eight consecutive years, TD Bank has served as the title sponsor for the VSO's Summer Festival Tour.
For more information about the 2010 TD Bank Summer Festival Tour, including a listing of local ticket outlets, or to order tickets, please visit www.vso.org or call FlynnTix at (802) 863-5966.
Stowe, VT 05672 (Set as Local)
Burlington, VT 05401 (Set as Local)