Led by acclaimed violinist, conductor and educator Mark Taylor, the 40+ adult and youth musicians who comprise the Rockbridge Symphony are talented area residents from all walks of life. In addition to a love of playing, the volunteer members share a commitment to providing the community with live classical music close to home. To that end, they give three formal concerts a year (fall, winter and spring), as well as participate in special educational and fundraising events.
On Friday, May 9, the Rockbridge Symphony will have the unique opportunity to perform with the world-reknowned Dance Theatre of Harlem as part of the Route 11 Dance Festival. The orchestra will provide live music for the performance with pieces including "The Lark Ascending" by Vaughn-Williams, "Violin Concerto in A Minor" by Bach, and the Black Swan pas de deux from Act III of "Swan Lake" by Tchaikovsky. For more information or to purchases tickets, visit www.route11dance.org.
Saturday, February 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Wilson Hall, Washington & Lee University
•Grieg: Lyric Suite
•Rodrigo: Fantasia Para un Gentilhombre -"Fantasia for a Nobleman"
Loren Pomeroy, guitar soloist
•Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major -"Rhenish", mvts. 4 & 5
•Bruckner: Symphony No. 4, mvt. 3 -"The Romantic"
Performance with the Dance Theatre of Harlem
Friday, May 9, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Warner Center, Washinton & Lee University
All concerts will be preceded by a pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm.
Concert tickets are priced at $10/adults, $5/students & children and $25/family. They are available at the door and in advance from Fine Arts in Rockbridge, Books and Co., Bierer's Pharmacy and Artists in Cahoots.
Maxine Foster was a charter member of what is now the Rockbridge Symphony. Her art captures colors, tones and hues of the varied landscape of Lexington and Rockbridge County. During our February 15 concert, the Rockbridge Symphony will be raffling a limited edition set of five watercolor prints from Maxine's 1996 work, "The Serenity Series." To purchase raffle tickets, please print and mail the completed order form. Click the image below to download the form.
Make a Tax-deductible Contribution
Your financial contributions go toward purchasing music, underwriting the professional services of the Artistic Director and providing stipends/honorariums to guest performers. All contributors and sponsors are acknowledged in concert programs and invited to special appreciation events. Click here to make a donation.
Join Friends of the Rockbridge Symphony
If you’d like to provide hands-on support, you are more than welcome to join Friends of the Rockbridge Symphony, which helps with publicity and special events. For more information, please contact Anita Ramp.
Play with the Symphony
Musicians are recruited on an ongoing basis, so if you have an interest in playing with the Symphony, please contact a current volunteer member or Artistic Director Mark Taylor. Visit our calendar page to view the current rehearsal schedule.
The Rockbridge Symphony is a Performing Ensemble of Fine Arts in Rockbridge (FAIR).