Vermont Symphony Orchestra Participated in a Food Drive to Benefit the Vermont Foodbank
For the sixth consecutive year, Vermont Symphony Orchestra patrons donated to a food drive to benefit the Vermont Foodbank through the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, the BROC Food Shelf, and the Our Place Drop-In Center. The effort is in partnership with annual the Orchestras Feeding America national food drive, launched by the League of American Orchestras in 2009.
The drive ran during the March 8-10, 2014 concerts in Burlington, Rutland, and Bellows Falls. Patrons brought non-perishable food items and cash donations with them to the VSO concert where musicians were standing by to collect.
As a thank you, donors received "classical cash", a voucher for a discount on an upcoming Vermont Symphony Orchestra summer concert.
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 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.