Monday, May 16, 2011

2011 TD Bank Summer Festival Tour dates announced

Enjoy music fit for a king…on a soft summer evening in Vermont! The Vermont Symphony Orchestra presents its popular TD Bank Summer Festival Tour in eight outdoor locations this summer with a program entitled “Symphony Royale,” Anthony Princiotti conducting. From Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 10, the Orchestra will perform in eight idyllic mountain and lakeside settings across the state. Tickets are now available through the Flynn Regional Box Office and will be available at local outlets by the end of the week.

Handel’s musical fireworks begin the program and Northstar’s real-life fireworks conclude it, in this homage to royalty. Our noble procession includes Scheherazade’s Kalendar Prince, the King and Queen of Troy, and the King of Siam. In honor of Independence Day, we celebrate our freedom from monarchical rule with America’s own version of royalty, Duke Ellington! The performance is crowned, as always, by the majestic 1812 Overture and selections from Sousa, the March King.

Keep reading for the schedule and program or view it on our website by clicking here.

“The VSO is the only orchestra that actually tours the state each summer,” says executive director Alan Jordan. “All of us look forward to the summer tour. It’s become a cherished summer tradition. This summer, we’re especially lucky to be the only outdoor concert at Shelburne Farms,” he says. “So we hope people will get their tickets, gather their picnics, and join us under the stars in a town nearby this July.”

Gates at the various sites will open for picnicking between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. depending on location. Tickets range from $31-34 for adults; free to $17 for children under age 12. Tickets purchased at the gate will be subject to a surcharge, so advance purchase is recommended. All sites are wheelchair accessible.

For nine consecutive years, TD Bank has kindly served as the title sponsor for the VSO’s Summer Festival Tour.

SMITH Star Spangled Banner
DVORAK Carnival Overture
HANDEL Overture from Music for the Royal Fireworks
BERLIOZ Ballet Music from Les Troyens
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV The Kalendar Prince from Scheherazade
MEYERBEER Coronation March from Le Prophète
ELLINGTON, arr. CUSTER Duke Ellington!
RODGERS, arr. BENNETT The King and I
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

Friday, July 1 Sugarbush Resort, Warren
Saturday, July 2 Hildene Meadowlands, Manchester
Sunday, July 3 Grafton Ponds, Grafton
Monday, July 4 Shelburne Farms, Shelburne
Thursday, July 7 Mountain Top Inn, Chittenden
Friday, July 8 Quechee Polo Grounds, Quechee
Saturday, July 9 Three Stallion Inn, Randolph
Sunday, July 10 Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, Stowe