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Symphony by the Lake

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Spend an evening under the stars by beautiful Chetola Lake with the celebrated Symphony of the Mountains orchestra from Kingsport, Tennessee. The annual outdoor concert on Chetola Resort’s sweeping lawn is the pinnacle event of Blowing Rock’s summer season. A spectacular fireworks display caps off this fantastic evening.

Chetola's four Symphony dining options (coming soon)

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Symphony of the Mountains

Symphony of the Mountains was formed in 1946 as the Kingsport Civic Symphony. Twenty-seven musicians attended the first rehearsal and the number grew rapidly to more than 40. The first concert was free to the public and neither the conductor nor any of the musicians were paid. Today, Symphony of the Mountains serves the entire Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia region. It is a fully professional orchestra of more than 65 musicians, drawn from the Tri-Cities area as well as symphony orchestras in Knoxville, Asheville, Roanoke and beyond. 

Symphony of the Mountains is conducted by Maestro Cornelia Laemmli Orth. Laemmli Orth joined the Symphony of the Mountains in 2006, the Symphony’s 60th year. Born in Switzerland, she brings a wealth of experience to Symphony of the Mountains. Cornelia holds three Master’s Degrees: one in piano from the conservatory of Winterthur, one in choral conducting from the University and Conservatory of Zurich and one in Orchestra Conducting from Northwestern University, where she studied under Maestro Victor Yampolsky.  Before coming to the United States, Mrs. Laemmli Orth taught music history, theory, choir, orchestra and voice.  She has also conducted various choirs, youth and community orchestras, operas and musical productions throughout Europe. You can learn more about the Symphony of the Mountains at www.symphonybythelake.com.

 


 

Pre-Show Band

5:30pm-7:15pm
 Todd Wright & Friends take you on a musical journey through the history of jazz


Concert Begins

7:30pm, Symphony of the Mountains


Gates Open

5:30pm


Picnic on the Lawn

5:30pm until dusk. Pork BBQ, grilled chicken and an array of sides. $14/person. Click here for menu


Pre-Symphony Dinner

Seatings at 5pm, 5:30pm and 6pm. Four-course meal at $65/person (includes parking on property) Click here for menu


Dinner on the Patio

Seating begins at 5:30; dinner served at 6:30pm. Four-course meal at $115/person (includes parking on property). Click here for menu


Celebration at the Arbor

Private cash bar open at 5pm; heavy hors d'oeuvres from 6-8pm. $90/person (includes parking on property and Symphony ticket). Click here for menu


Fireworks Display

Approx. 9:15/9:30pm


Free Raffle

Raffle tickets (only one per person, please) can be filled out at the Chetola Tent until just before intermission. A winner will be drawn at intermission. Prizes include:

 *  Bob Timberlake framed giclee
*  4 tickets to Appalachian Summer Festival:
YESTIVAL: YES with special guests Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy on Saturday, August 5 at 7pm
*  $75 gift certificate to Timberlake's Restaurant


Symphony Tickets

Adults: $40 in advance, $50 at the gate; Children (3-11): $15; Children 2 and younger free

Audiophile Section

Tickets with parking pass: $100 each
Tickets without parking pass: $80 each

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 private section located just in front of the symphony tent will be fenced off with reserved seats and shared side tables. Price of ticket includes a charcuterie box (meats, cheeses, fruit and olives), two beverage tickets and bottled water. This section is the quiet section so please keep talking to a minimum. Limited to 50 seats.

Symphony tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, the Chetola Front Desk or you can click here to purchase online.
Audiophile tickets are available only through the Chamber: 828-295-7851


Ticket Locations

Chetola Resort, The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce or online at www.blowingrock.com/symphony.
Will Call Ticket pick-up will be at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce


Free Shuttles

Service begins at 5:30pm
Pick-up/Drop-off Points:
Food Lion Shopping Center (handicapped accessible)
BRAHM Parking Deck
American Legion Hall Parking Deck
Tweetsie Railroad
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The Food Lion shuttle drops off and picks back up inside Chetola's main gate; all other shuttles drop off and pick up at the rear of Tanger Outlet at the pedestrian access into Chetola


Parking

BRAHM Parking Deck
Food Lion Shopping Center
American Legion Hall Parking Deck
Tweetsie Railroad
Limited parking available at Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway
Parking at Chetola Resort restricted to VIPs with a special permit


Pet Policy

Pets are not permitted.

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Mile of Flowers Garden Tour

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June 23, from 9:30am-4pm
Tour & Tea: $35 per person

While enjoying a stay at Chetola Resort, take advantage of this self-guided tour of selected private gardens in Blowing Rock, with garden guides available to provide information about plants and flowers. Event check-in is at the Rotary Gazebo in Memorial Park, where participants will receive tour info and a wristband that will gain them entry into the gardens and afternoon tea. A garden boutique will also be available on the tour. All locations are within blocks of each other.

Information: 828.295.0901
mof2017brgc@gmail.com

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Special Occasion Package

Whether you are celebrating a wedding anniversary, graduation or another milestone, our staff at Chetola Resort will help you create the perfect moment with a variety of custom options.

Your Special Occasion Package Includes:

  • Breakfast for 2 adults (for guests of Chetola Lodge or Bob Timberlake Inn)
  • Value-priced accommodations
  • $75 credit to Timberlake’s Restaurant* (non-transferable)
  • Personalized cake by Chetola’s Pastry Chef**

*Please confirm restaurant hours at the time of booking as our hours are seasonal


You may also customize your package with any of the following options:

  • Fresh Flowers – starting at $35
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries – 6 for $20 | 12 for $32
  • Cluster of 5 Balloons – $16
  • Champagne or Wine – $28/bottle
  • Sparkling Cider – $12/bottle
  • Deluxe Fruit and Cheese Tray – $41
  • Spa Treatment – starting at $70

To customize your package, simply make your request for any of the above items when you reserve your stay. Our staff will have the items waiting for you in your room upon check-in or in a location and/or alternate time during your stay at your request.


**Personalized cake Details:

  • 6-inch round
  • 72-hour minimum notice required
  • Choose the flavor: Vanilla, Chocolate or Red Velvet
  • Choose the filling: Raspberry or Chocolate
  • Choose the frosting: Vanilla Buttercream, Chocolate Buttercream or Cream Cheese
  • Flavor, filling and frosting must be chosen when making your reservation
  • Limited worded message, optional

To book your package, call 800.243.8652


Two-night stays are always required in condos. Two-night stays are required in Chetola Lodge and the Bob Timberlake Inn on weekends. Three-night stays are required Nov. 22-25, 2017.
*Holidays and some weekends in July, August and October are slightly higher. Some minimum stays apply. Please inquire when making your reservation.

Holidays and package restricted dates may include Jan. 13-15, Jan. 27-29, Feb. 17-19, May 26-28, June 30-July 4, July 7-9, July 14-16, July 21-23, July 28-30, Aug. 4-6, Aug. 11-13, Aug. 18-19, Sept. 1-3, Oct.6-8, Oct. 13-15, Oct. 20-22, Oct. 27-29, Nov. 22-25, and Dec. 22-31, 2017.