May 26, 2018

Williston event to benefit VSO school programs

“Uncorking Spring,” a benefit gala for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s school programs, will be held Saturday, April 21 at Gardener’s Supply Company in Williston from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The fund-raising event includes an evening of wine tasting, great food, music by the Harp and Soul duo and door prizes. Proceeds from the gala will support the VSO’s SymphonyKids educational outreach programs in the Champlain Valley.

The “Uncorking Spring” evening is organized by VSO volunteers and supported by local merchants who are contributing fine wines, Vermont cheeses and elegant desserts. Gardener’s Supply Company is offering a 10 percent discount on all plants and merchandise and donating 10 percent of the evening’s sales to the VSO schools program in the Champlain Valley. Numerous businesses and individuals in the Champlain Valley are underwriting the event to enable all proceeds to go directly to SymphonyKids presentations.

The SymphonyKids educational outreach program features a duo, a quartet, five trios, and a Musical Petting Zoo that visit schools statewide. VSO musicians introduce students to the symphony orchestra and share the message that classical music can be fun. Last year, SymphonyKids reached over 10,000 schoolchildren with 70 presentations serving 48 schools throughout the Champlain Valley.

“Uncorking Spring” tickets are $25. For additional information and tickets, visit the, call 864-5741 x 25, or e-mail

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