• Announcing our 2014-2015 Season

    Announcing our 2014-2015 Season

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  • String and Horn Auditions

    String and Horn Auditions

    Auditions to become a member of the Symphony family!

  • Deadline for entries is September 5, 2014

    Deadline for entries is September 5, 2014

    Elizabeth Harper Vaughn Concerto Competition for young musicians.

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2013 Annual Fund Drive

2013 Annual Fund Drive

November 14, 2013 Dear Friends of Symphony of the Mountains, The most important moments of our lives are punctuated with Music because Music brings meaning to life. Music is a living trust. For Music to Entertain, Enrich, and Educate it must be played and it must be heard. For 67 years Symphony of the Mountains ...

Holiday Concerts with Carl Tanner

Holiday Concerts with Carl Tanner

SYMPHONY OF THE MOUNTAINS HOLIDAY CONCERTS GET EVEN BETTER The already popular Holiday Concerts will mark the return of tenor Carl Tanner Kingsport, TN & Abingdon, VA – As if performances by Mountain Mission School Choir, Voices of the Mountains and Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy along with an indoor snow flurry and a visit ...

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The Legends Come Out With Symphony of the Mountains

The Legends Come Out With Symphony of the Mountains

Charles Goodwin Orchestra will perform with Symphony of the Mountains Kingsport, TN – Grab your best gal, put on your dancing shoes and take a step back in time with Symphony of the Mountains and the Charles Goodwin Orchestra. For one unforgettable night you can chase all your cares away with the best Big Band ...

Oct 5 “Slavic Night” Concert

Oct 5 “Slavic Night” Concert

Most of us are familiar with the Carter Family who drew heavily from Appalachian life and old folktales for their musical inspiration, but how many of us have heard the Russian folktale of Russlan and Ludmilla set to music? This epic fairytale tells the story of the abduction of Prince Vladimir’s daughter, Ludmilla, by an ...

Spring Youth Orchestra Program

Spring Youth Orchestra Program

This year’s Spring Youth Orchestra Concert will feature Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” the final movement of Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony and the Gliere Horn Concerto spotlighting the winner of the Joyce M. Brown Senior Concerto Competition, French Horn Principal Elizabeth Simmons. This is not your “everyone wins” recital. These kids auditioned back in the fall and ...

Once In A Lifetime: Carl Tanner

Once In A Lifetime: Carl Tanner

Carl Tanner started his life as a truck driver and bounty hunter, even getting shot at during one point, but is now one of the most celebrated tenors in the world. Symphony of the Mountains proudly presents “Once In a Lifetime: Carl Tanner with Symphony of the Mountains” on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7:30 ...

Outdoor Concerts Draw Huge Crowds

Outdoor Concerts Draw Huge Crowds

For the third year in a row, Symphony of the Mountains has performed outdoor concerts in July and, for the third year in a row, we’ve been lucky enough to have beautiful weather! Our first concert was Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of ...

Mary B. Martin Blast of Brass Program Notes

Mary B. Martin Blast of Brass Program Notes

For those of you who were unable to attend our concert on January 22nd, you missed a rousing good time! The audience was mesmerized by the sampling of music written for brass, percussion and even the organ. I have to admit that I went into the concert thinking Toccata in D minor BWV 565 would ...

Celebrate the Seasons Concert A Success

Celebrate the Seasons Concert A Success

The first concert of the subscriber season is now officially behind us and it was an overwhelming success. The Symphony began with a 20th Century piece entitled “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copland. “This is not only a difficult piece to play, but can be a difficult piece to listen to” said Conductor Cornelia Laemmli Orth. ...

65th Season Begins With A Gift

65th Season Begins With A Gift

Imagine spending a warm summer evening surrounded by friends and family. Now add a stunning lake, a beautiful symphony playing and a picnic basket full of your favorite treats. If this sounds like your idea of a perfect Saturday night, Symphony of the Mountains is making it a reality. As Symphony of the Mountains begins ...