Symphony by the Lake

symphony by the lake
chetola resort at blowing rock

34th Annual Symphony
By the Lake at Chetola Resort
TENTATIVE Date: Friday, July 23, 2021

Details coming soon.

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Symphony by the Lake Inquiry



    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



    Concert Begins

    7:30pm, Symphony of the Mountains
    program will be announced closer to date.

    Gates Open


    Picnic on the Lawn

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

    Pre-Symphony Dinner

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

    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.

    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.

    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 TBA.

    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: $105 each
    Tickets without parking pass: $95 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  Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce or you can click here to purchase online.
    Audiophile tickets are available only through the Chamber: 828-295-7851

    Ticket Locations

    The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce or online at
    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


    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 will not be permitted on the lawn.