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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 Symphony by the Lake Dining Options

Picnic on the Lawn
Pre-Symphony Dinner
Dinner on the Patio
Celebration on the Arbor

Reservations:828.295.5505

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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). Reservations required. Click HERE for menu


Dinner on the Patio

Seating/bar service begins at 5:30; dinner served at 6:30pm. Four-course meal at $120/person (includes all-night premium seating, Symphony ticket and parking on property). Reservations required. 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). Reservations required; seating limited to 44. Click HERE for menu


Fireworks Display

Approx. 9:15/9:30pm

Bob Timberlake Book Signing

Renowned NC artist and designer Bob Timberlake will sign copies of his most recent book, "Bob Timberlake's Letter to Home", co-authored with Eddie Nickens.
Books will be available for purchase on site. The signing will be held beneath a tent in front of Timberlake's Restaurant from 5:30-7:15pm.


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
Chetola Resort
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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An Appalachian Summer Festival Package

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July 8 - August 5, 2017

For more than three decades, Appalachian State University's annual summer arts celebration has featured world-class performing and visual arts programming. The festival's 33rd season, which runs June 27-Aug. 5, will present the best in music, dance, theatre, film and visual arts. Chetola continues its partnership with the festival by offering our guests special lodging rates and discounted tickets to select performances July 8-Aug. 5.

Package Inclusions:
Value priced accommodations in Chetola Lodge, the Bob Timberlake Inn or Chetola Condominiums
10% Discount on App Summer Festival Performances (adult tickets only)
Ticket prices includes tax

For information about other events featured at An Appalachian Summer Festival, please visit appsummer.org.

 

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An Evening with Sutton Foster

Saturday, July 8 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $40.50
Student/Child: $30

Two-time Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Sutton Foster makes her debut on the Schaefer Center stage for a high-spirited and dazzling evening of song. Sutton has performed in 11 Broadway shows – most recently the revival of Violet – and originated roles in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy ChaperoneLittle WomenYoung FrankensteinShrek The Musical, and her Tony Award-winning performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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Eastern Festival Orchestra featuring Midori

Sunday, July 9 at 4pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $31.50
Student/Child: $25

Under the direction of Maestro Gerard Schwarz, the Eastern Festival Orchestra returns to the festival for an afternoon of memorable symphonic music featuring internationally renowned violinist Midori, and Hunter Bockes, first-prize winner of the 2016 Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists.

Program Includes:
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Suite from "The Snow Maiden"
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto, Op.35
GLAZUNOV Saxophone Concerto, Op.109
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

 

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Jennifer Nettles

Saturday, July 15 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $54
Student/Child: $40

Grammy Award-winning country superstar Jennifer Nettles has become one of the most admired singer-songwriters in music today. Since exploding onto the music scene in 2004 as lead vocalist for international duo Sugarland, Nettles has recently released her debut album, Playing With Fire. She has won five ASCAP awards for her songwriting abilities and received a Grammy Award, ACM Award and CMA Award for penning the emotionally charged, #1 Platinum hit “Stay.”

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MOMIX: "Opus Cactus"

Friday, July 21 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $31.50
Student/Child: $25

Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. After a 10-year rest period, “Opus Cactus” is back again with a new look, fresh energy, and fun surprises! Pendleton brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life with his signature illusionistic style creating dynamic images of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers. Originally created as a 20-minute piece in 2001 for the Ballet Arizona, “Opus Cactus” was then brought back into the MOMIX repertoire and a full-evening work was created.

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Chris Botti

Saturday, July 22 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $40.50
Student/Child: $30

For over two decades, multi Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the nation’s largest selling instrumental artist. His mesmerizing performances with a stunning array of legends such as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Andrea Bocelli have cemented his place as one of the most brilliant and inspiring forces of the contemporary music scene. Whether he’s performing with illustrious symphonies or at renowned venues around the globe, his unparalleled crystalline and poetic sound transcends musical boundaries.

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Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers

Thursday, July 27 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $40.50
Student/Child: $30

Almost three decades after winning a Grammy for Best New Artist and launching one of contemporary music’s most diverse careers, Bruce Hornsby still makes joyful noise as he discovers clever and expansive ways to chronicle dynamic musical snapshots of his often generously collaborative journey. Performing with his longtime band, the Noisemakers, Hornsby will tap into many of the genres that have influenced his music over the years— pop, jazz, bluegrass, country and modern classical.

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Charlotte Ballet

Saturday, July 29 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $31.50
Student/Child: $25

Founded in 1970, Charlotte Ballet is known for its strong dancers and versatile repertoire, ranging from classical ballet to bold, contemporary works. Featuring an all-star lineup of choreographers, this exciting performance will leave audiences feeling uplifted, energized and in awe. Enjoy the opulence of classical ballet with the wedding scene from Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Sleeping Beauty. Then see the dancers excel in a pas de deux from George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes, staged by Patricia McBride, Charlotte Ballet’s associate artistic director, former New York City Ballet star and a Kennedy Center Honoree. The final duet is a soulful, exuberant work by Sasha Janes, set to Jeff Buckley’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. The performance also includes two masterworks.

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YESTIVAL: YES with special guests Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy

Saturday, August 5 at 7pm
(Doors open at 5:30pm)
Holmes Convocation Center
Adult: $49.50
Student/Child: $40

Yestival will feature special guest Todd Rundgren and an opening set from Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy honoring the magic of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. YES will treat fans to a set list of greatest hits from all of the band’s nine studio albums up to 1980, showcasing the storied history of one of the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands. Performing their classic hits, the audience can expect iconic favorites such as “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others.

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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.