June 27, 2014, Grounds open at 5:30pm
$25 Adults, $10 Youth (age 12-18), children under 12, free. Tickets purchased online will be held at the gate.
photo by Trent Campbell for website
The Sheldon Museum’s annual Pops Concert and fireworks are a summer tradition for Addison County families. Celebrate the anniversary of Independence Day with a concert of Broadway standards, pops and patriotic music Friday, June 27, 2014 performed by the Vermont Philharmonic. The concert will take place in the field adjacent to the Mahaney Center for the Arts and will be followed by a glorious fireworks display from the mountain view meadow behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College.

Bring lawn chairs, blankets for picnicking and flashlights. Parking is available behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts and the Service Building across Route 30.

Purchase tickets after May 1 at the Museum, online, or by calling the Museum at 802-388-2117.  For online orders received after June 20, tickets will be held at the gate.

 About Vermont Philharmonic:

The Sheldon Museum and the Pops Committee are delighted to present the Vermont Philharmonic orchestra at this exciting musical event. The Vermont Philharmonic was founded in 1959 by Jon Borowicz and is Vermont’s oldest community orchestra. Today, the Philharmonic’s member-musicians, more than 60 strong, are committed to the orchestra’s two-fold mission of sharing their love of music with audiences of all ages and encouraging young musicians to dedicate themselves to their musical education. The Borowicz Scholarship, awarded annually by the orchestra to a Vermont high school musician, provides the opportunity for the winner to perform with the Vermont Philharmonic.

Led by its charismatic music director, Lou Kosma, the Vermont Philharmonic performs varied programs in communities throughout Central and Northern Vermont.  Kosma is presently a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, teaches privately, and is an adjunct double bass instructor at New Jersey City University. Past affiliations include principal bassist for the American Ballet Theatre, acting principal for the New Jersey Symphony, and member of the Chautauqua Symphony for 17 years. Currently, Lou plays with the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center and in 2011 was appointed conductor of the New Jersey City University Orchestra.