Founded in 1936 the Vermont Symphony Orchestra annually performs more than 50 concerts throughout more than 20 communities across the state each year, with programs that include 100-voice chorus, holiday “pops” concerts as well as a full season of summer and fall tours. Check their Web site for a schedule of upcoming events or write to them at: Vermont Symphony Orchestra Association, c/o Patrick Keogh, 2 Church Street, Burlington, VT  -5401. By phone at 802-864-5741.

Each June is the season of Jazz in Burlington. This is the time of the Discover Jazz Festival , which is Vermont’s largest multi-day performing arts festival. More than 150 performances take place over the course of the seven-day event, which brings local-artists as well as world-class performers together at one festival. Most of the festival is free and open to the public. Contact Brian Mital, 230 College Tree, Burlington, VT 05401. By phone call: 802-863-7992

For the past 25 years the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts has been home to more than 100 world-class performances each year. Shows and events have included Broadway plays, dance, jazz and classical concerts, as well as pop, folk and music too. For a schedule of events, consult the Web site or write to the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401. By phone at 802-652-4500