Who are we?

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.

Music for Music Fundraiser

Our Rockbridge Symphony's "Music for Music" fundraising concert will be held on Friday, October 2, at the home of David and Linda Krantz (151 Elliot’s Hill Lane, Lexington, VA). This annual fundraiser allows us to purchase and rent music for the Rockbridge Symphony.

Doors open at 7:00 and the concert  begins at 7:30pm. Once again, Jack Bissett, Rockbridge Symphony Steering Committee President, has planned a program you won’t want to miss!  Performers include:
Blue Ridge Brass
Taylor family
The Highwheelers Barbershop Singers
Taerra Pence, accompanied by William Taylor
Heather Dobbins (bassoon) accompanied by William Taylor
Bob Conger, Musical Saw
The Recorder Group
Ashley Spice

There will be one intermission and delicious refreshments, including wine. Dress will be informal. Come casual and comfortable.

Please let us know you’re coming, and how many are in your party, as space is limited. E-mail us at LDKrantz@gmail.com or call us at 540-463-3333 to reserve space. Deadline to sign up: October 1.

Suggested minimum tax deductible concert donation of $20, to be placed in baskets at entrances to the music room, should be made out to FAIR (Fine Arts in Rockbridge) with “Rockbridge Symphony” on the memo line. Receipts for cash donations will be filled out so that we may thank you and allow you to document your tax deductible cash donations.

Rockbridge Symphony photo

Upcoming Concerts


Saturday, October 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Lexington Presbyterian Church, Lexington

•Elmer Bernstein: Suite from To Kill A Mockingbird

•Grondahl: Trombone Concerto

Matt Schucker, trombone soloist

•Mahler: Symphony No. 1, mvt. I & III

•Strauss: "...Also Sprach Zarathustra!"

•Schwartz: Highlights from Wicked

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.
Cheese to You
University Florist
Artists in Cahoots

Orchestra Newsletter

We're celebrating 40 years of beautiful music with the Rockbridge Symphony this year! Click the image below to check out this season's newsletter for more information about our history and this year's concerts!




How YOU Can Participate

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. 


Play with the Symphony

Musicians are recruited on an ongoing basis, so if you have an interest in playing with the Symphony, please contact Jack Bissett (jbissett@rockbridge.net), Orchestra Board Chairman, 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).