VSO trio to make swing through Addison County schools

CORNWALL-The Vermont Symphony Orchestra's Fanfare Brass Trio will present performances Oct. 6 at three Addison County schools. Support has been provided by Neat Repeats Resale Shop in Middlebury.

Oct. 6 VSO Fanfare schedule:

•Orwell Village School-10:15 a.m.

•Bridport Central School-noon

•Bingham Memorial School (Cornwall)-1:30 p.m.

Fanfare was formed in 1974, and has played for untold numbers of schoolchildren and Vermont audiences since that time. In 1984, when the VSO celebrated its 50th anniversary by playing concerts in all 251 towns in Vermont, the brass trio kicked off the project by departing for the very first performance in a car labeled "Berkshire or Bust!" They made even more of a splash at the 251 Finale in Montpelier two years later by arriving on the statehouse grounds via helicopter.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra's SymphonyKids education program reached over 23,000 schoolchildren last year at 159 schools in 128 different communities. The VSO's traveling ensembles visit all corners of the state as part of the VSO's SymphonyKids outreach program. These lively performances are met with overwhelming enthusiasm, as the musical ambassadors spread the word that classical music can be fun.

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