Vermont Symphony Orchestra

2024 Summer Festival Tour

Celebrate the great outdoors and VSO’s 90th birthday with the 2024 Summer Festival Tour: Symphony of Stars! Join the orchestra for spectacular evenings of music by Sufjan Stevens, Margaret Bonds, Vermont’s own Erik Nielsen, John Philip Sousa marches, John Williams’ E.T. score and more – plus spectacular solos from VSO’s musicians! Music Director Andrew Crust leads the ensemble featuring Principal Cello John Dunlop, Principal Clarinet Kelli O’Connor, and Principal Percussion D. Thomas Toner. Bring your picnic and relax under balmy summer skies with your Vermont Symphony Orchestra.


Andrew Crust, conductor

Francis Scott Key – The Star-Spangled Banner
Jim Stephenson – Fanfare for Democracy
George Green, arr. Cahn – Xylophonia (Dr. D. Thomas Toner, solo xylophone)
Sufjan Stevens, arr. Atkinson – Suite from “Run Rabbit, Run”, Movements I, II, and IV
Gabriel Fauré – Élégie for Cello and Orchestra (John Dunlop, solo cello)
John Williams – ET: Adventures on Earth


Erik Nielsen – Matt’s Tune, ballad for orchestra
Frank Ticheli – Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Movement III (Kelli O’Connor, solo clarinet)
Margaret Bonds – Montgomery Variations, Movements I, III, and VII
Morton Gould – American Salute
John Philip Sousa – Stars and Stripes Forever


To learn more about each concert venue and purchase tickets, visit the links below.