Symphony of the Mountains

Tickets

General Admission Tickets

  • $40 for adults in advance/$50 day of show.
  • $15 for children under 12 years of age.
  • Call the Chamber office: 828.295.7851
  • Stop by the Chamber office: 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Buy tickets online here. Sorry, NO REFUNDS on any tickets.

Tickets may be purchased in person through the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, Monday through Saturday, 9am until 5pm. Sorry, NO REFUNDS on any tickets.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS


New! Audiophile Section Tickets

If you are a true audiophile – you just love the symphony music and don’t want to participate in the social atmosphere – this is the section for you! A small section located just in front of the symphony tent will be fenced off with reserved seats and shared side tables, a charcuterie box (meats, cheeses, fruit and olives) with two beverage tickets and water. Also included is parking on the grounds nearby! This section is the quiet section so please keep talking to a minimum. Limited to 50 seats. Tickets available online or in person at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce.

  • Ticket with parking pass: $105
  • Ticket without parking pass: $95

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS


Will Call tickets will be picked up at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce office the day of the event (we are creating a “drive thru” for the day of the event from 3-7pm!). The office is located at 132 Park Avenue – directly beside Memorial Park in the center of town.

Get your tickets early to avoid long waiting lines and a possible sell-out!


Parking and Shuttles and the Handicap Shuttle Bus

We HIGHLY encourage you to park at one of the parking decks/areas in Blowing Rock and also at Tweetsie Railroad. Ride the shuttle to the event! In an effort to alleviate traffic at the symphony, all the shuttles will unload and load at the back entrance to Chetola at Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway beside the Polo Outlet. Please save the Food Lion parking area for the handicapped and mobility challenged.

Handicapped or mobility challenged? Catch the shuttle at the Food Lion Parking Lot. This is the only shuttle that will unload and load on the symphony lawn at Chetola. No hills to climb so this is the easiest choice! Handicapped persons and their parties are encouraged to park at the Food Lion parking lot as that shuttle is the most accessible for them.

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Symphony Program 2018

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July 27, 2018
Chetola Resort, Blowing Rock, NC
7:30pm
“Colors of the Mountains”
Featured Guests: ShadowGrass

 

National Anthem………………………………………………………………….…Smith, John Stafford (1750-1836)

Peer Gynt, In the Hall of the Mountain King………………………………………………Grieg, Edward (1843-1907)

Night on Bald Mountain…………………………………………………………….Mussorgsky, Modest (1839-1881)

The Sound of Music Selections for Orchestra…………………..…Rodgers/Hammerstein  arr. Bennett

Moonglow………….…………………..…………………………………..……Hudson/Mills arr. Custer

A Touch of Jazz…………………………………………..……..………..…………………arr. Brubaker

Call Me The Breeze……………………………………….………..Cale arr. Dawson

Carl’s Breakdown…………………………………………………..Russell, Clay

Cumbanchero……………………………….……….…………Hernandez arr. Dawson


Intermission

Danzon No. 2……………………………………………..………………..……..…Marquez, Arturo (b. 1950)

Little Girl of Mine in Tennessee………..Flatt and Scruggs

Faded Love………………………………………………………Wills arr. Dawson

Foggy Mountain………………………………………………Scruggs arr. Dawson

American Patrol March……………………………………..…………………….…Meacham, F.W. (1856-1909)

Armed Forces Salute………………………………..…………….………………….arr. Lowden

William Tell Overture…………………………………………………………….Rossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)

Stars and Stripes Forever………………………………………………..……….Sousa, John Philip (1854-1932)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sponsorship Info

The Symphony by the Lake at Chetola has long been considered the “centerpiece” of the summer season in Blowing Rock. Each year, over 4000 attendees assemble on the surrounding lawn to enjoy music, food and drink under the open sky. The symphony scheduled to perform for the 2018 event is The Symphony of the Mountains of Kingsport, Tennessee. The opening band, Todd Wright and Friends, will entertain the crowd before the main symphony performance. A spectacular fireworks display serves as a grande finale. Guests spend the entire evening at the event, enjoying the many offerings.

About the Event

The Chamber has a number of involvement opportunities that allow you and your company to be noticed, reach new and existing customers and, at the same time, support Chamber events, programs and services. Whether you’re looking to volunteer, advertise or attend an event, the Chamber has something for you.  Join us in sustaining the important work the Chamber performs on behalf of our business community!

The Symphony by the Lake at Chetola has become a must-do event of the summer season for all residents and visitors. It can also be the highlight of the year for your business. There are many sponsorship opportunities available. Participation at any level offers a great evening and an opportunity to meet and greet new friends, clients and contacts. We’re anticipating a huge crowd!

Click Here to Download 2017 Sponsorship Info.

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Parking & Shuttles

TROLLEY2_000Shuttle service, provided by Air Haven Limo and Trolley, will run from the American Legion Hall parking deck and the BRAHM parking deck as well as from the Food Lion parking lot. Use of the shuttle is strongly suggested. The shuttles begin at 5:30pm.

Will Call ticket pick up will be at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce located at 132 Park Ave, Blowing Rock, behind the Blowing Rock Market on Main Street.  We are creating a “drive-thru” for Friday, July 28th, the day of the symphony.  Convenient parking is just down the street at the parking deck by the American Legion Hall where a shuttle will pick you up.

A NEW SHUTTLE HAS BEEN ADDED! We have added an additional shuttle from Tweetsie Railroad Parking Lot to the Tanger/Chetola back gate entrance.   The shuttle will run a circuit from Tweetsie to Tanger’s back gate and with just a short walk, you will arrive at the lawn for the Symphony.  Because this is new, we suspect this will your best bet for shuttle service quickly!

NEW PARKING OPTION! A limited amount of additional parking is available across the lake at Chetola for $10 per car.  Call or stop by the Chamber for this parking pass.

LIMITED additional parking is available at Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway. Please be courteous and save the areas next to the stores for shoppers OR shop at Tanger prior to coming to the Symphony by the Lake!

Parking at Chetola Resort is reserved for VIP’s with a special permit and handicapped attendees only.  Due to the overwhelming number of handicapped attendees, we strongly suggest use of the trolley service at Food Lion, one of the parking decks or Tweetsie. Many of the spaces at Chetola are quite a distance from the Symphony lawn.

Chetola has only one exit for vehicles and we do the very best we can to expedite your departure.  Parking offsite is your best option.

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Volunteer Info

GREETINGCOMMITTEE_000Our volunteers are the foundation and heart of our ability to do events in Blowing Rock.  The Symphony by the Lake will bring approximately 4000 guests to the area who will need assistance with ticketing, parking, directions and more.  We’d love to have your happy face and kind words to welcome guests and assist us with this event.  And in exchange you’ll enjoy a wonderful evening with the Symphony and be invited to the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in September.

Please contact Charles Hardin at hardince@blowingrock.com if you would like to be a Blowing Rock Chamber Volunteer!

828.295.7851

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Patron Tent Rentals

Join the Fun! Reserve one of our Patron Tents and host your own private symphony party!

 A great option for both business and social contacts, host your guests under the comfort of your own private tent and adjoining area.  Bring your own food, have it catered by your favorite chef or purchase your meals at the Chetola buffet.  You provide the beverages of your choice so the options are nearly endless.  For even more fun, compete in the themed tent decorating contest.  Prizes awarded!  This year’s theme is The Colors of the Mountains.  The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.  Be sure to let us know your choice.  We are trying to discourage duplicates.

Patron tent packages include a single 10*10 tent, a table, table linens, 13 tickets (one for your caterer), 12 chairs and signage for your space.  Double and Triple packages also available.  Tents are offered to previous patrons first but a waiting list is available.  Please call the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at 828.295.7851 for pricing and to be added to the waiting list.  Patron tents begin at $900 for side sections with a Chamber member discount. Click here for more information and to sign up!

Your guests will hope to be included every year! 

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About the Orchestra

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Symphony of the Mountains began in 1946 as Kingsport Symphony Orchestra with just twenty-seven musicians attending the first rehearsal. That number quickly grew to more than forty with their first concert free to the public. Neither the musicians nor the conductor were paid.

In 2003, the Kingsport Symphony Orchestra was renamed Symphony of the Mountains to represent both their change to a fully-professional orchestra and the new breadth of their service area throughout Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina.

Today, Symphony of the Mountains consists of more than 90 professional musicians led by Conductor Cornelia Laemmli Orth. Musicians call a great many places home including the Tri-Cities, TN/VA; Knoxville, TN; Asheville, NC; Winston Salem, NC; and beyond. This reflects the footprint of performances throughout the Mountain Empire region as they bring with them the guiding principles to Entertain, Educate, and Enrich through concerts and educational programs that reach into the most rural of areas to bring the beauty of orchestral music to life for everyone.

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Cornelia Laemmli Orth

 

Cornelia Laemmli Orth is in her thirteenth season as Music Director of Symphony of the Mountains and in her third season as Music Director of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, NY.

In addition to Masterworks Series, she has developed new series of Summer Outdoor, Family, Young People, Pops, Patriotic and Cross-Over concerts. World renowned soloists are regular guests with Symphony of the Mountains. As an advocate for Contemporary Music, Cornelia brings a variety of new music to the region.

Her concert lectures, involvement with area schools, colleges and universities, speeches for civic organizations, regular TV and radio appearances and collaborations with regional art organizations have made her a vital part of the community.

In February 2019, Cornelia will have her debut with Opera Ithaca in Ithaca, NY.

In October 2017, she appeared as guest conductor with the Brevard Philharmonic in Brevard, NC.

From 2010-2012, she held the position of interim music director for the Appalachian Philharmonic and the Appalachian State University Opera Program in Boone, NC. She resumed these responsibilities for the 2015-2016 season, and serves now on the advisory board for the Hayes School of Music.

During the 2014-2015 Season, Cornelia had her debut as guest conductor with the Asheville Lyric Opera in Asheville, NC.

Prior to her engagement with Symphony of the Mountains, Cornelia held the position of music director and conductor of the Oak Ridge Symphony and Choir.

She served as Associate Conductor and later Principal Guest Conductor of the Knoxville Symphony from 2002-2008 and since then has had several appearances with this orchestra.

In Europe, she was music director of the Operetta Theatre in Moeriken, Switzerland, guest assistant conductor under Philippe Jordan at La Scala in Milano, Italy, worked with the Bohuslav  Orchestra in the Czech Republic, and conducted many concerts with choirs and ad hoc orchestras with musicians from the Zurich Opera House and the Tonhalle Orchestra.

Cornelia received her Lehrdiplom in piano from the Conservatory at Winterhur and graduated from the Conservatory and University in Zurich with her Masters in Music Education and Choral Conducting. She obtained her Masters in Orchestra Conducting from Northwestern University, where she studied under Victor Yampolsky. In a variety of workshop settings, she studied under Larry Rachleff, Marin Alsop, Joann Falletta, Robert Spano, Kirk Trevor, Tsung Yeh, Milen Nachev and Johannes Schlaefli.

Cornelia convincingly combines the classical-romantic tradition of her old world origins with the unique American flavor that her international background and extensive working experience in her adopted country has provided her and is a sought-after guest conductor in the USA and in Europe.