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VSO Grafton

Vermont Symphony Orchestra Presents

TD Bank Summer Festival Tour VSO Grafton “Strike Up the Orchestra!”

Grafton Ponds, Grafton, VT

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 7:30 PM

This event will be off sale through FlynnTix on Tuesday, July 2nd at 11am. Advance price tickets for the Grafton concert are still available for sale at MKT Grafton until 4pm on July 3rd. All remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the gate.

Tickets Purchased in Advance:
Adult: $28.00
Child 6 - 17 $5.00
Child 5 & Under *Free with adult ticket purchase (Ticket Required, must select "Child 5 & Under" Price Type)

Tickets Purchased at the Gate on the Day of Show:
Adult: $35.00
Child 6 – 17: $5.00
Child 5 and Under: Free

Ticket Price Includes Vermont Sales Tax

*Please note there is a $3.50 per ticket service fee for all tickets ordered by telephone or internet.

Pack a picnic basket and celebrate the sound of summer in Vermont with the VSO! This year’s program, “Strike Up the Orchestra!” was crafted by guest conductor Sharon Lavery, making her VSO debut. The orchestra showcases the composers who set America to music: Gershwin, Joplin, Bernstein, Copland, and the foremost film composer of our generation, John Williams. VSO Principal Clarinet Kelli O’Connor is our featured soloist in a jazzy concerto written by Artie Shaw. Each concert closes with a dazzling fireworks display accompanying Tchaikovsky’s famous 1812 Overture and the beloved marches of John Philip Sousa.

“Strike Up the Orchestra!”


SMITH – – Star Spangled Banner
BERNSTEIN – Overture to Candide
COPLAND – “Hoedown” from Rodeo
GRAINGER – Irish Tune from County Derry
SHAW – Clarinet Concerto
JOPLIN, arr. Cacavas – Music from The Sting


GERSHWIN, arr. Campbell/Watson – Strike Up the Band
GERSHWIN, arr. Bennett – Selections from Porgy and Bess
JOHN WILLIAMS – John Williams Suite: Selections from Superman Returns, arr. Bob Cerulli; Theme from Jurassic Park; Raiders March
TCHAIKOVSKY – 1812 Overture (excerpt)
SOUSA – Liberty Bell March
SOUSA – Stars and Stripes Forever

Gates open at 5:30 PM for picnicking
Concert begins at 7:30 PM

Rain Site*: Bellows Falls Union HS, Bellows Falls

Smoking cigarettes, cigars or pipes is not permitted at any VSO concert.
Animals, except assistance and service animals, are not permitted at any VSO concert.
Flashlights are suggested to help you find your way to your car after the sun has set.

*If the weather is questionable, a decision about moving indoors will be made in the late afternoon. The information will be announced on local radio stations, VPR, on the VSO website, and by calling the VSO and listening to the outgoing message, (800) VSO-9293.

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