On Thursday, October 1, Vermont Festivals LLC will help celebrate the VSO’s diamond anniversary with a concert at the Bellows Falls Opera House. This is a return appearance for the symphony. In 2008 the VSO made their first appearance in Bellows Falls, and sold out the newly renovated Opera House.
In order to present the concert, Vermont Festivals must augment ticket sales with underwriting by local businesses and individuals, and there is still time to get involved.
“The VSO takes its show on the road in an effort to reach the entire state of Vermont,” Ray Massucco, producer, said. “In order to allow as many people to attend as possible, they price their tickets very reasonably.”
The top adult ticket is $24; seniors 60 and older and juniors 18 and under pay just $20.
The concert by the VSO is part of their popular “Made in Vermont Music Festival,” a year-long celebration, this year with special recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the oldest state-supported symphony orchestra in the country.
The Made in Vermont festival features a new composition each year, and this year there is a local angle.
The concert will be conducted by Anthony Princiotti of Walpole, NH.
The concert will also feature Mozart’s “Quartet in C Major”; Bizet’s “Jeux d’enfants”; and, Haydn’s “Symphony No. 82.”
Vermont Festivals is offering support for the concert at either the $500 or $250 levels. Massucco said he has already secured a number of pledges at both levels and there will be limit of how many are permitted to participate.
The “Conductor” level at $500 will entitle the underwriter to four of the reserved best-of-house seats, and invitations to a private reception before the concert.
The “Associate Conductor” level at $250 will guarantee two of the reserved seats, and invitations to the reception.
Conductors and associates will also be recognized in the concert program.
Tickets are available online at www.brattleborotix.com; at Boccelli’s, Fat Franks, and Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls; Brattleboro Books; Misty Valley Books in Chester; and Radio Shack and the Vault in Springfield.
For more information call (802) 463-9595 or go to the Vermont Festivals Web site at http://vermontfestivalsllc.com.