Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Princiotti, Conducting
As if a summer’s evening in Vermont weren’t magical enough already…the VSO conjures up a dreamscape of enchantment. Wizards, witches, and trolls, oh my! Our musical sorcery spirits you to Middle Earth—and then safely back to your picnic spread. As always, concerts conclude with the spectacular 1812 Overture, marches, and fireworks.
A Far Cry
Grammy-nominated A Far Cry stands at the forefront of an exciting new generation in classical music. According to The New York Times, the self-conducted orchestra “brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied.” A Far Cry was founded in 2007 by a tightly-knit collective of 17 young professional musicians, and since the beginning has fostered those personalities. By expanding the boundaries of orchestral repertoire and experimenting with the ways music is prepared, performed, and experienced, A Far Cry has been embraced throughout the world with hundreds performances coast to coast and across the globe.
The Hot Sardines, Electrifying jazz band
The Hot Sardines have a distinctive recipe for making musical magic: take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie it all together with a one-of-the-boys frontwoman who sings in both English and French with a voice from another era. The Sardine sound fuses musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans that were nurtured from the Prohibition era through the Great Depression, WWII and beyond. The Sardines carefully manage the delicate balance of showcasing old songs – some of them nearly a century old – without being an “old-timey band.”
photo by Harry Fellows
Vermont Jazz Ensemble
Music Director Rich Davidian
Well over thirty-five years of music making has made the Vermont Jazz Ensemble one of our favorite jazz ensembles. Their big band arrangements are guaranteed to keep your toes tapping, in or out of your seat!