Pack a picnic basket and celebrate the sound of summer in Vermont with the VSO. This year’s program, “Strike Up the Orchestra!” Each concert closes with a fireworks display.

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.


  • Occurred Monday, July 1st, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm