Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Summer Under the Stars: Shelburne, Vermont

Summer Under the Stars
The Green at Shelburne Museum
6000 Shelburne Rd
Shelburne, VT, 05482

Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking; concert begins at 7:30 pm (rain or shine)
Tickets: $28 advance; $35 day of show. 18 and under: $5
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 14, at 10am ET at

On July 24, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra returns to its well-loved open-air concerts with “Summer Under the Stars” at Shelburne Museum. 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 Higher Ground, 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.

While smoking and animals (except assistance and service animals) are not allowed at any VSO show, we encourage you to bring a picnic, blanket and folding chairs. Food trucks will be available onsite. Please note that this event is BYOB. Alcohol will not be available for purchase onsite. Flashlights are suggested to help you find your way to your car after the sun has set.


“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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