Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Music for Days Like This

The brainchild of VSO Artistic Advisor and Project Conductor Matt LaRocca, our newest project serves the present moment with streamed chamber ensemble performances, presented from a variety of traditional and unexpected venues around the state. Your VSO will premiere new works from composers of diverse styles and backgrounds, showcase beloved classics, and collaborate with esteemed creative partners from Vermont and beyond. In a performance season like no other, we’re thrilled to share this music with you!

This concert will feature four cellists and two percussionists and will be performed from the Elley Long Music Center.

John Dunlop, Perri Morris, Bonnie Klimowski, and Dieuwke Davydov, cellos
D. Thomas Toner and Nicola Cannizzaro, percussion
Hosted by VSO New Music Advisor David Ludwig

Single tickets and season ticket packages are available for purchase below. Single tickets start at $5, on a pay-what-you-can sliding scale. To purchase tickets by phone or redeem a gift certificate, please call Box Office Manager Grace Spain at (802) 864-5741 ext. 110.


When you purchase a ticket, you will create a username and password that you will use to access the live stream (be sure to write it down!). On the night of the show, you will return to this page and enter your login information to access the concert. You will be able to log in starting 15 minutes before the concert, and you will be able to access the show until December 26th. PLEASE NOTE: The video player is not supported by Internet Explorer. If you are not able to see the video player, please try using Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or a different browser.

To watch with closed captioning, click here.

Join Us for a Pre-Show Zoom Chat!

Before the show at 7pm on Zoom, join VSO Executive Director Elise Brunelle as she interviews composer Molly Joyce, VSO Artistic Advisor and Project Conductor Matt LaRocca, VSO New Music Advisor David Ludwig, percussionist Tom Toner and cellist John Dunlop. We’ll delve into the challenges of performing this concert’s repertoire, discuss how Molly uses her disability as a source of creative inspiration, and learn about how composers write new music: where to start, choosing instrumentation and how to know a piece is complete.

The Zoom chat is free of charge. Click here to join  to join the Zoom Webinar at 7:00 PM on December 19.



For a full pdf of our concert program, click here.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ave verum corpus, K. 618 [arr. W Thomas-Mifune]

Gene Koshinski As One

Arvo Pärt Fratres [arr. LaRocca]

Molly Joyce Release [World premiere commission]

Sydney Guillaume Lespwa

Josh Gottry and Jeanne Woodbury Slide Rule

Carole Neuen-Rabinowitz “Canción de Sueños” and “Tango” from Suite Hispaniola


This season is sponsored by the Northfield Savings Bank VSO Innovation Fund, Davis & Hodgdon and Associates, Copperleaf Financial, and ReVTA.  

The VSO is proud to present our virtual season’s livestreamed concerts in partnership with