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Summer Festival Tour: Symphony of Stars – East Burke

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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, and enjoy fireworks after the show!



Burke Mountain Ski Resort
2559 Mountain Rd, East Burke, VT 05832
For accessibility information at Burke Mountain, please contact (802) 626-7300

Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking
Concert begins at 7:30 pm with fireworks after the show

Advance Ticket Prices:
Adults: $28
Ages 6-17: $5
5 and under: Free

Gate Prices:
Adults: $35
Ages 6-17: $5
5 and under: Free

Rain site: Lyndon Town School Gymnasium, 2591 Lily Pond Rd., Lyndonville, VT 05851

We encourage you to bring:
– A picnic blanket or folding chairs
– Sunscreen & sunglasses
– Insect repellant
– Water
– Whatever you need to comfortably enjoy the outdoors

Please note: Outside alcohol is not permitted at this event. There will be beverages available for sale on site.

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.


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


This concert is produced in partnership with Burke Mountain Resort made possible with generous support from:


July 6
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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