Vermont Symphony’s virtual summer festival tour, June 27-July 25

Posted on: June 23, 2020

“The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Summer Festival begins June 27 in Pittsford and moves on to six more locations throughout the state,” writes Jim Lowe in Saturday’s (6/20) Rutland Herald (VT). “More accurately, the VSO’s Virtual Summer Festival will allow you to relive the festive experience with photos and memories from previous tours and brand-new materials for you to watch and listen to. They were selected for each location but available for all, for free, beginning at 10 a.m. on each date…. ‘The three oboists are doing a really cool arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” ‘ … explained Eleanor Long, VSO orchestra manager and acting co-executive director. ‘The four cellos are doing the beginning of (Tchaikovsky’s) 1812 Overture, that nice cello section,’ she said. ‘And the entire orchestra has recorded the last part.… The musicians are making little videos that have to do with the tour, and we’re going to slot them into various places.’ References are individually tailored to the various locales. ‘There’ll be a travelogue of bike rides at various locations, and places to eat, just some things to do in the area,’ Long said. ‘We’ll show how much we miss being there.’ ”