Union Bank presents

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

2015 TD Bank Summer Festival Tour

Spellbound - Anthony Princiotti, Conducting

July 5

7:30 p.m.

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.

Co-Produced by The VSO and Stowe Performing Arts.

This program by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra is made possible in part by a grant from the State of Vermont.



Bob "Boomer" Juzek & Christy Patt present

A Far Cry

July 12

7:00 p.m.A Far Cry

Founded in 2007 by a tightly-knit collective of 17 young professional musicians, Grammy-nominated A Far Cry stands at the forefront of an exciting new generation in classical music.

Journey from North to South America through the sounds of four magnificent pieces. Start with the mesmerizing sound world of Philip Glass in his Symphony No. 3, written for string orchestra. Be transported south of the Equator with Lena Frank's Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout, where she makes an inspired use of folk music of the Andes. Further east, in Bachianas Brasileiras No 9, the last the Bachianas series, Villa-Lobos, the father of Brazilian Modernism brings the unique Brazilian consciousness to the musical forms of Bach. Finally, we land in Argentina, near the bottom of the Americas in Ginastera's dazzling Concerto for Strings.

Co-Presenters - Irene Bareau, Clare Tweedy McMorris, Stowe Motel & Snowdrift

Hospitality Sponsor - Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa


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Kneebinding, Inc. presents

The Hot Sardines, Electrifying jazz band

August 2

7:00 p.m.

The Hot Sardines have a distinctive recipe for making musical magic: Hot Sardinestake 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.”

Co-Presenters - Cushman Design Group, Inc., Harvest Market, Hickok & Boardman of Stowe, Inc., Pall Spera Company Realtors

Hospitality Sponsor - Trapp Family Lodge


photo by Harry Fellows


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Stowe Performing Arts presents

Vermont Jazz Ensemble

Music Director Rich Davidian

September 6

5:30 p.m.

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!

Co-Presenters - BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont, Trust Company of Vermont, William Raveis Stowe Realty