I love the VT Mozart Fest! No matter who you are, but especially if you are visiting VT, you should attend a VT Mozart Fest concert during the summer. VT at its best! I have attended about 5 Mozart concerts. My favorite venue is Shelburne Farms; down by the lake on the gorgeous property of the Vanderbilt's farm. Bring your picnic basket full of yummy foods; wine, beer, cheese, bread, fruit, salad, etc even put in a pair of candlesticks for your picnic blanket. What could be more romantic and enjoyable? And I haven't even mentioned the beautiful music. Somehow the music is even more wonderful (if that's possible) under the evening sky. I go to the Mozart Festival for the whole experience; the music, the amazing surroundings, the food, and the drink. You must go...you don't know what you are missing!
I love the Vermont Mozart Festival and look forward to it each summer. It provides wonderful music in beautiful settings.
As an audience member, I can attest to the profound enjoyment of the musical offerings provided by the Vermont Mozart Festival, consistently, each year. As a classically trained musician, I can attest to the high quality and professionalism of the musicians, sound technicians, musical directors, and other professionals who are involved with this festival--many of whom have long and distinguished careers. As a native Vermonter, I can attest to the strong cultural contributions that the Festival makes by combining the arts with the profound natural beauty and historical venues in which this music takes place. The Vermont Mozart Festival is a "jewel in the Vermont crown" that I hope will continue to endure and improve.
We are relative newcomers to summers in Stowe. When we first arrived friends invited us to picnic with them and enjoy the concert. We were bowled over and now consider the concerts the highlight of our summer. In fact we have started arriving earlier so we can hear as many as possible - and our invitation to houseguests is based on the music.
I attended a concert as part of the Festival in the summer of 2007. Our experience at the Vermont Mozart Festival concert in the 2007 summer was truly amazing and unforgetable. This festival is a great example of the kind of artistic, community activities that bring people together and promote culture and the arts. I highly reccommend to those who consider checking the festival out or donating to support the festival going forward.
The Vermont Mozart Festival provides incredible opportunities for our talented local Vermonters to join world renown artists in a variety of venues. The Winter Concerts in Stowe and Burlington, the ever popular Gilbert and Sullivan performances and the Summer Concert Series are all gems. We are so fortunate to have Bill Metcalf conducting. It is an wonderful organization staffed with truly dedicated volunteers. I can't imagine a summer or winter without the VMF.
VMF provides Vermonters and visitors from around the globe with wonderfully creative programs that inspire the mind and the ear. VMF is a year-round phenomenon in this small state, and a way to bring together Vermonters in a meaningful, passionate way. It inspires community, discussion, and beauty. It's been a privilege to be able to attend so many VMF events throughout the years.
This organization does a wonderful job of presenting high quality classical music concerts at multiple outdoor venues. The Festival is one of the highlights of the arts in Vermont each year.
I have been attending Mozart Festival concerts for 20 years, almost my whole adult life. It provides top quality performances in beautiful settings. The real strength of the Festival, though, is the community that springs up around it. Over the years I've gone with friends, family, co-workers, acquaintances, etc. And when I go I know I might see just about anyone I've ever met in Vermont. You can volunteer and go for free, you can pay and sit up front, you can get tickets from friends at the last minute, but no matter how you get there you'll see people from all parts of your life sitting together, enjoying the outdoors and talking. There's really nothing else like it in Vermont. We all get to take a deep breath and remember how nice it is to live here together.
We as Vermonters are truly blessed that organizations such as the Vermont Mozart Festival are committed to bringing the arts to what would otherwise be considered a rural, agricultural state. It is because of them, and others like them, that Vermont is known as culturally rich and beautiful place to visit and to live. As a birthday gift last year my husband bought us tickets and we enjoyed an unforgettable evening in the Coach Barn Courtyard at Shelburne Farms. We had dinner by the lake and then sat in the courtyard and enjoyed the warm breezes, watched birds fly around the courtyard and listened to virtuoso performances of artists who would otherwise not have come to our corner of the world. It was a truly unforgettable evening and one of the best birthday gifts I have, or will ever, receive. We are truly blessed to have this organization in Vermont.
I love the Vermont Mozart Festival---it is one of the highlights of the summer in our area. I attended the Grand Opening at the Inn at Shelburne Farms. The dressage horse show, coupled with classical music, was so moving and so beautiful it made me cry. It is so nice to be able to bring a lovely picnic and nice bottle of wine and enjoy the music in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend it!!!
I love the Vt Mozart Festival and try to support them in every way I can. I have gone to concerts in Stowe, outdoors at Trapp Family Lodge but when the concerts were rained out from being held outside, I was really glad that we had indoor tickets. The music was so mezmerizing that one forgets where they are! I live in the NY/Phl area and have attended many concerts. I was so happy to find that the concerts in VT were just as excellent as in the big cities. I am looking forward to another great season!
I attended two different nights of the Vermont Mozart Festival last year - one with my parents, who were visiting from out of town, and one with friends. On both occasions, we set up blanets and low chairs and enjoyed a picnic dinner as we listened to fantastic music and enjoyed a wonderful summer evening outdoors at Shelburne Farm. This festival is a great way to connect with family and share music, nature, and one of Vermont's finest music traditions.
My husband and I and many of our friends have shared in the enjoyment of the Mozart Festival for over 20 years! Our favorite location was the Trapp Family Meadow. Many, many nights, we sat and listened to the music and watched the moon rise over Nebraska Valley! Oh, what memories. Unfortunately, my husband passed away almost two years ago. I didn't go to the Festival that year but did go this year with my 3 year old granddaughter to the Children's programs at the Vermont Teddy Bear series. She and I loved it! This year, we will try Stowe again. No matter if it is too advanced for a 4 year old this summer; she still will have gained a further love of music. Her Grampie would have been so pleased!
I really enjoyed the concerts at the Trapp Family location - it's a beautiful setting, purple mountains in the near distance, everyone so polite with their chairs in the back area while those with just blankets were in front - oh and the cows expressed their love of the music with perfectly timed "moooo's!" I shared the event with friends from NYC (I'm from Boston) - we planned our trip to Stowe around the event - highly recommend it!!! Looking forward to going this summer!
What a terrific organization. We missed last year after attending regularly for years, and we really missed it a lot. We won't make the same mistake this year. Terrific value, tremendous music in gorgeous settings. What more could one ask for?
go to concerts at shelburne farms. This is something I do with my daughters in their twenties. It is awesome and memorable. We play occasionally in local orchestras and really appreciate the concerts especially at Shelburne Farms
We have been attending VT Mozart Festival performances for 25 years. The artistry is consistently first-rate, featuring a combination of old favorites and more challenging programming. The ambience is delightful, with friendly and respectful audiences. The venues, beginning with the lakeside concerts at Shelburne Farms are nothing short of spectacularly beautiful. The Festival is the highpoint of a Vermont summer.
While living in Europe for over twenty years and now in Vancouver, we have often visited Vermont in the summer and we always make a point of fitting in at least one Vermont Mozart Festival concert, often inviting local friends. Why? No matter which venue we choose, we are always assured of a superb musical experience. The efficient management and the beautiful and diverse venues are added advantages for visitors from afar. Thank you for these memorable highlights of our summers in Vermont.
I live in the Boston area and every summer I vacation in Vermont. We make it a point to attend the VT Mozart Festival usually at the Von Trapp Lodge. It is a highlight on my vacation. It is wonderful, accessable. The setting is gorgeous and relaxing. What more could one ask for? Good weather I guess.