Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Jaime Laredo
Music Director

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Get to Know Francesca Blanchard, Singer-Songwriter and Producer

Burlington-based French-American singer-songwriter and producer, Francesca Blanchard, is the featured guest artist at our 2021 Summer Under the Stars concerts in Shelburne and Rutland on July 24 and July 25 respectively.

Francesca’s work blends soaring pop arrangements with complex emotional subtleties, most recently demonstrated in her critically-acclaimed 2020 full-length album “Make It Better” and its “Redux EP” follow-up, which she co-produced with fellow Vermonter and musical collaborator Christopher Hawthorn.

Her 2015 debut bilingual LP “Deux Visions” catalyzed national and international touring opportunities in the early stages of her career. Across multiple cross-country tours, Francesca has shared the stage and supported the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, Suzanne Vega, Joan Armatrading, Yuna, and Grace Potter.

Her work has also been featured on WBUR’s syndicated program “Here and Now,” Los Angeles NPR music affiliate KCRW, and on a number of hit tv shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Workin’ Moms, and Trinkets.

Francesca will perform a selection of her songs, arranged by Matt LaRocca, the VSO’s Creative Projects Chair, who will also conduct the Summer Under the Stars concerts. Take a listen to “Make it Better,” then be sure to get your tickets (click here for Shelburne and click here for Rutland) before they sell out!

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