Friday, July 18, 2008
Earlier this month I found myself amidst an aural display of music in the mountains. On Friday evening I took in the spectacular Vermont Symphony Orchestra's performance here at Okemo's Jackson Gore, complete with the 1812 Overture set to a backdrop of fireworks. The next morning I ran in the Race for Grace 5k, then proceeded home to Weston, VT passing by Kinhaven Music School. The students were performing The Flight of the Bumblebees for their instructors, parents and anyone that passed by, on the lawn outside of the practice hall. A little further down the same road at the Weston Recreation area the Jenny Brook Bluegrass festival was in full swing... all this great music, playing simultaneously and all within a few mile radius. A few days later on July 4, local rhythm and blues phenom Fry Daddy delighted a crowd of nearly 500 at the Jackson Gore Outdoor Music Series. Anyone thinking that the backroads and byways of Vermont lacks culture is surely mistaken.