july, 2021

02jul6:30 pm7:30 pmFeaturedVermont Symphony OrchestraWoodwind Quartet


This event is free, but advance registration and pre-ordering dinner is encouraged.

Event Details

The VSO is bringing small ensembles across the state with a series of free concerts on a Breweries Tour, Homes & Gardens Tour, and Gazebos & Bandstands Tour. Each of these venues enjoys a special theme, whether it’s the pomp and circumstance of a concert on the town green, the lush delight of music in historic home gardens, or the spirit of a brew pub. VSO musicians will visit 17 Vermont towns from St. Albans and Stowe to Greensboro and Grafton – join us!

Reminiscing with old friends, sharing memories, and playing our songs again – VSO’s musicians bring their version of a garden party to the lush surroundings of Vermont’s gardens and historic homes this summer. Relax with a free woodwind quartet concert at Highland Center for the Arts on July 2 at 6:30 pm.

Experience a rich American patchwork quilt of colors, textures, and sounds as the VSO’s Woodwind Quartet takes the audience on a journey through 120 years of American music–from Tin Pan Alley to Carnegie Hall, from a bumpy bike ride with Alyssa Morris’s “Motion” to the fairgrounds with Amy Beach’s “Carnival.”

Melissa Mielens, flute
Nancy Dimock, oboe
Kelli O’Connor, clarinet
Janet Polk, bassoon


Enjoy a delicious picnic dinner during the show! Order your picnic in advance when you purchase your tickets online, and dinner will be waiting for you when you arrive for the show. Picnics are available for pickup starting at 5 PM. A limited number of meals will be available to purchase on-site the evening of the event.

PORKY VERMONTER: Overnight BBQ Pulled Pork on a La Panciata Bakery bun, house slaw, herbed potato salad and corn on the cob. $14

THE JENNY: Shrimp salad roll with lemon aioli, herbed potato salad and corn on the cob. $15

FIESTA BOWL: Black beans, rice, and summer vegetables on a bed of fresh greens with a lime vinaigrette, garnished with corn chips. Gluten free. Dairy Free. Vegan. $13

THE FOGHORN: Chicken salad on a La Panciata Bakery bun with a side of chips. $10

Events are weather permitting. Check back here or on social media on the day for final notice for rain calls.



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