The VSO returns on its beloved statewide summer concert tour with “Celebrate!” conducted by Music Director candidate Julian Pellicano. Alongside perennial Pops favorite music by John Williams (Liberty and Olympic Fanfares) and John Philip Sousa (the rousing Stars and Stripes Forever), we’ll enjoy strains of Bernstein’s West Side Story, Copland’s feisty Rodeo, Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Quinn Mason’s sparkling A Joyous Fanfare (described by the composer as “very embodiment of happiness and cheerfulness, an accessible work that would put any listener in a good mood”) and more. VSO Principal Trombonist Matt Wright is our soloist for the concert, which closes this year with a festive light and laser display.
EVENT DETAILS & THINGS TO KNOW
Suicide Six Ski Area – 247 Stage Rd, South Pomfret
Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking
Concert begins at 7:30 pm
Rain site: Woodstock Union High School, 100 Amsden Way, Woodstock
We encourage you to bring:
– A picnic blanket or folding chairs
– Sunscreen & sunglasses
– Insect repellant
– Whatever you need to comfortably enjoy the outdoors
Sun umbrellas are welcome until the start of the concert. Flashlights are also suggested to help you find your way to your car after the sun has set. Smoking and animals (except assistance and service animals) are not allowed at any VSO show.
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Matthew Wright, trombone
John Williams – Liberty Fanfare
Copland – “Buckaroo Holiday” and “Corral Nocturne” from Rodeo
Eric Ewazen – Trombone Concerto No. 1 (mvt 1)
Suessdorf, arr. TBD – “Moonlight in Vermont”
Quinn Mason – “Running” from A Joyful Trilogy
von Suppé – Light Cavalry Overture
John Williams – Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Price – “Nimble Feet” and “Tropical Noon” from Dances in the Canebreaks
Nancy Bloomer Deussen – American Hymn
Bernstein – Overture to West Side Story
Gould – American Salute
Rossini – Overture to William Tell (finale)
Sousa – The Thunderer and Stars and Stripes Forever
This concert is produced in partnership with Pentangle Arts, and we thank our sponsors TD Bank, Quality Inn at Queechee, Woodstocker B&B, Courtyard Marriott, and Avalon Tent Company with special acknowledgement to the Woodstock Inn and Resort.
For accessibility information at this venue, please contact Suicide Six Ski Area at (802) 457-6666.