Virginia Symphony to perform free concert at W&M

  • Symphony under the stars
    Symphony under the stars
    Campus and local community members enjoy the Virginia Symphony concert at Lake Matoaka last year.
    Photo by Skip Rowland
  • Faculty performers
    Faculty performers
    About 10 members of W&M's music faculty perform with the Virginia Symphony.
    Photo by Skip Rowland
  • Great way to start the semester
    Great way to start the semester
    The concert will come just one day after undergraduate classes begin for the fall semester.
    Photo by Skip Rowland

The Virginia Symphony, which includes about 10 members of William & Mary’s music faculty, will perform a free “Symphony Under the Stars” concert at the university’s Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The concert, sponsored by William & Mary, the William & Mary Student Assembly and the City of Williamsburg, will include a mix of classical and modern pieces. The symphony will perform works by Beethoven, Verdi, Debussy, John Philip Sousa and Leonard Bernstein as well as music from the motion pictures Up and The Sound of Music among other pieces.

Guests are invited to bring family and friends, beach chairs and blankets. Personal coolers and picnic baskets will be permitted; however, no external alcohol will be allowed. Wine will be available for purchase on site.

In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held at Phi Beta Kappa Hall.

The Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre is located at 121 Ukrop Way. A campus map is available here