Vermont Symphony Orchestra

NOW INDOORS! | Summer Under the Stars: Rutland, Vermont

Summer Under the Stars
Paramount Theatre
30 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701

Due to a severe weather forecast, this concert will now take place indoors at the Paramount Theatre.

Join us as we re-open the Paramount Theatre’s doors after a 16-month hiatus. We’re thrilled to bring live orchestral music and vocalist Francesca Blanchard back to Rutland!

The Paramount Box Office can be reached via email at or in person on Friday July 23 until 6:00pm; Saturday July 24 10:00am-3:00pm; and Sunday July 25 from 4:00pm until the concert begins. Tickets for the concert will be for general seating in the theatre.

On photo of Francesca Blanchard standing with her arms crossed looking up to the right. She is wearing a pink rain poncho and mountains blurry in the background.July 25, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra returns to its well-loved open-air concerts with “Summer Under the Stars” at the Rutland Fairgrounds. Conducted by VSO’s Artistic Advisor and Project Conductor Matt LaRocca, the program features Burlington-based singer-songwriter Francesca Blanchard (pictured right). In partnership with the Paramount Theatre, a dynamic 25-piece chamber orchestra plays music inspired by nature and the great outdoors. Reunite with the VSO at this family-friendly concert which includes Copland’s feisty “Hoedown,” selections from Bizet’s CarmenLibertango by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, Wood Notes by the legendary William Grant Still, and VSO musicians backing Blanchard in arrangements of several of her original songs.

The concert will be presented in line with COVID-19 guidelines. For more information, click here.

Food trucks onsite with alcohol available for purchase. No outside alcohol may be brought in. We encourage you to bring a picnic, blanket and folding chairs. Flashlights are also suggested to help you find your way to your car after the sun has set.  Gates at 5pm – show at 6pm.


“Hoedown” from Rodeo – Aaron Copland 

 “Singing River” and “Whippoorwill Shoes” from Wood Notes – William Grant Still

Pavane – Gabriel Fauré

 “La Vie en Rose” – Edith Piaf

“Rame”  – Francesca Blanchard, arr. LaRocca

Selections from Carmen – Georges Bizet, arr. Roberts

    Prelude and Aragonaise

    Les Dragons d’Alcala


    Les Toreadors

– Intermission – 

 “Dance of the Furies” from Orfeo – Christoph Willibald Gluck

 “Khao San Road” from Strange Travels – Nancy Galbraith

Danse Macabre – Camille Saint-Saëns, arr. Mouton

Freedom – Milad Yousufi

“Baby” – Francesca Blanchard, arr. Saulnier

“Did It to Myself” – Francesca Blanchard, arr. Saulnier

“Make It Better” – Francesca Blanchard, arr. LaRocca

Libertango – Astor Piazzolla, arr. Ok

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Please note that this concert is held outside. For venue and program accessibility questions, please contact the Grace Spain at 802-864-5741 or


Drawing of a raindropShould weather necessitate a change of venue, The Paramount Theatre will host this concert. Your ticket will be honored as general admission at the theatre. Check back here or on social media on the day for final notice for rain calls.