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.


Rockbridge Symphony to perform with Dance Theatre of Harlem

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.


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Upcoming Concerts

Performance with the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Friday, May 9, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Warner Center, Washinton & Lee University

•Vaughn-Williams: The Lark Ascending

•Tchaikovsky: Black Swan pas de deux from Act III of Swan Lake

•Glazunov: Variations from Act III of Raymonda

•Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor

Concert tickets are available at the Route 11 Dance Festival website.


Maxine Foster Prints for Raffle

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.


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.


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).