Vermont Symphony Orchestra

TD Bank 2022 Summer Festival Tour: Celebrate! – Grafton

Weather Update: Tonight we will be outdoors!

There will be a limited number of advance price tickets available at Grafton MKT starting at noon on the day of the concert. We will also have plenty of tickets available at the gate.

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 display of festive fireworks.


Grafton Ponds – 783 Townshend Road, Grafton
Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking
Concert begins at 7:30 pm
Gate Prices:
Adults: $35
Ages 6-17: $5
5 and under: Free

Rain site: Green Mountain Union High School (auditorium), 716 VT-103, Chester
Please note that there is no alcohol permitted at the rain site. Seating is provided.

We encourage you to bring:
– A picnic blanket or folding chairs
– Sunscreen & sunglasses
– Insect repellant
– Water
– 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

National Anthem
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
Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture (excerpt)
Sousa – The Thunderer and Stars and Stripes Forever

We thank our sponsors TD Bank, The Grafton Inn, The Windham Foundation, and  Courtyard Marriott.

This concert is presented with generous support from:

Sam Battaglino
Liisa Kissel
Laurie & Will Danforth
Lynn & Mike Field
Kathleen & Seth Pajcic
Cota & Cota
Barret & Valley
Tom & Tania Evans
Tom & Mary Grape
Chappy and Margo Matt



Tour vehicle generously donated by Goss Dodge.

information question mark For accessibility information at this venue, please contact Grafton Ponds at (802) 843-2400.