Join us for the 31st Annual Symphony
By the Lake at Chetola Resort
Friday, July 27, 2018
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 (no reservations needed) - click here for menu
Pre-Symphony Dinner (reservations required) - click here for menu SOLD OUT
Dinner on the Patio (reservations required) - click here for menu SOLD OUT
Celebration on the Arbor(reservations required) - click here for menu SOLD OUT
Reservations, call 828.295.5505
We will be posting photos and videos actively throughout the event on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Please join us and post your own photos using #symphonybythelake, and tag @ChetolaResort and @brncchamber.
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 www.symphonybythelake.com.
7:30pm, Symphony of the Mountains
"Colors of the Mountains"
Featured guests; ShadowGrass
Click here for program
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 - SOLD OUT
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 - SOLD OUT
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 - SOLD OUT
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
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's presentation of BODYTRAFFIC on July 28
* $75 gift certificate to Timberlake's Restaurant
Adults: $40 in advance, $50 at the gate; Children (3-11): $15; Children 2 and younger free
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 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
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
Service begins at 5:30pm
Food Lion Shopping Center (handicapped accessible)
BRAHM Parking Deck
American Legion Hall Parking Deck
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
Limited parking available at Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway
Parking at Chetola Resort restricted to VIPs with a special permit
Pets are not permitted.