The Symphony

I arrived home from my big Civil Rights field study just in time to attend the Vermont Symphony with Nels and Lou. It was Lou's first symphony experience and a grand way to really launch summer.


It was a hot, steamy evening but the crowd still filled the field with elaborate picnics and very elaborate hats. I wish I had started taking pictures earlier, but just caught the back of this hat filled with peonies and ribbons.

The men also had fun hats.
Next year I'm going to do a hat photo shoot!

The crowd settled as the conductor came on stage. It was a fun program called "The Birds and the Bees" filled with music from The Sting, Flight of the Bumblebee, and Overture to The Wasps. Lou really loved the music.

We brought a fun picnic--fried chicken, beet salad, cold green beans, cheeses, wine & spritzers.

We saved the best for intermission --elaborate pastries and chilled moscato wine

Lou wasn't prepared for the 1812 Overture --it was her first time hearing it and she loved it. But then....the big surprise....as the Overture ended and the Sousa marches began, came glorious fireworks. Lou has declared that the only way to really enjoy fireworks is when they are accompanied by a symphony orchestra!

Truly an evening to remember. Lou now wants season tickets to the VSO.
Yo Yo Ma will be a guest this winter!

Tammy  – (July 6, 2010 at 9:31 AM)  

What an amazing experience, especially Lou! I am with her in thinking fireworks should be accompanied by a symphony. :)

Happy summer to you all!

softearthart  – (July 6, 2010 at 2:56 PM)  

I love outdoor concerts, the atmosphere is great. cheers Marie

Penny  – (July 7, 2010 at 3:41 PM)  

We love the VSO here too - that's a great shot of the fireworks - what an awesome experience!

Plain and Joyful Living  – (July 8, 2010 at 11:44 AM)  

What a wonderful night! When we lived in the Berkshires we used to go for the fourth and it was amazing.

KleinsteMotte  – (July 17, 2010 at 1:45 PM)  

Can you change the colour of the text in the comments? Yours are faded and difficult to read. Symphony and fireworks are really the best!

Simmy  – (July 19, 2010 at 3:39 AM)  

Hope you're going to post something about your trip Sarah? You have to have the most interesting job ever.

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