LET'S DANCE! Premieres in the Hills of Vermont as Part of TD Bank Summer Festival Tour Tonight
The annual Vermont Symphony Orchestra presents its popular TD Bank Summer Festival Tour in eight locations throughout the state. Music lovers can celebrate the long-awaited coming of summer with picnics, music and fireworks. From tonight, June 26 through Sunday, July 6, the orchestra will tour the state. "The Summer Festival Tour is a cherished summer tradition in Vermont," says executive director Alan Jordan. "The VSO is the only American Orchestra that tours its entire state every summer. Bringing music to beautiful Vermont settings is a joy for us," he says.
Under the baton of principal guest conductor, Anthony Princiotti, the program, "LET'S DANCE!" will include music from the world of dance-from waltzes to swing and polkas to salsa. Toe-tapping melodies by Strauss, Delibes, Borodin, and Gershwin will put you "in the mood" for dance hits from Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. As always, the concert closes with the spectacular 1812 Overture, marches and a glorious display of fireworks.
The concerts begins at 7:30 and gates open at between 5:00 and 5:30 pm for picnicking. Ticket information is available at www.vso.org or by calling (800) VSO-9293.
The complete list of dates and venues includes:
Thursday, June 26, Mountain Top Inn and Resort, Chittenden
Friday, June 27, Okemo Mountain resrt Jackson Gore Inn, Ludlow
Saturday, June 28, Suicide Six Ski Area, South Pomfret
Wednesday, July 2, Riley Rink at Hunter Park, Manchester
Thursday, July 3, Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, Grafton
Friday, July 4, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne
Saturday, July 5, Three Stallion Inn, Randolph
Sunday, July 6, Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, Stowe
For twelve years TD Bank has graciously served as the title sponsor of the VSO's Summer Festival Tour. The summer season sponsors are VPR, Avalon Tents, Trapp Lager and WCVT 101.7 FM.
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.
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