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July 03, 2023

Pack a picnic, enjoy the music, the atmosphere, and the fireworks with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) beloved statewide summer concert tour that is back with a lineup of American favorites to get you dancing and celebrating the most anticipated time of year in Vermont. Guest trumpeter and jazz legend Ray Vega joins the VSO and Argentinian/Italian conductor Michelle di Russo in a concert of swing, jazz, spirituals, and marches. A “…hornman with deep roots in Latin Music and Afro-Cuban Jazz” (New York Daily News), Vega is known as a prolific, state-wide performer and as host of Vermont Public’s Friday Night Jazz program. Relax under the balmy summer skies with feisty, soothing, and unforgettable music by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, George Gershwin, John Philip Sousa, Johnny Mandel and more. Bring your picnic baskets and summer spirit. Fireworks will take place at the conclusion of the performance! At 5:30 pm the gates at the Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center open (for picnicking) & 7:30 pm the concert begins. (Rain site: Green Mountain Union High School, 716 VT Route 103 South, Chester). The Musical Petting Zoo educational exhibit for this performance is kindly supported by M&T Bank. Sponsored by the Windham Foundation, the parent organization of the Grafton Inn & Grafton Village Cheese.

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July 3
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free – $35
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Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center
783 Townshend Rd
Grafton, VT 05146 United States
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(802) 843-2400
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Vermont Symphony Orchestra
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