As You Like It January 29th and 30th


If you’ve dreamed of being the Music Director of an orchestra…this is your chance! On Friday, January 29 at 7:30pm at the Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center in Kingsport, TN and Saturday, January 30 at 3:00pm at the J.W. Adams Combined School in Pound, VA, Symphony of the Mountains puts you in control.

When you reserve your seats, you’ll be asked to select one of three overtures:

  • Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
  • Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, Op. 26 (Fingal’s Cave) Overture
  • Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri Overture

The overture with the most votes will be performed at the concerts!

Featured pieces include the rhythmic subtleties of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7, Op. 92, A Major” and Tchaikovsky’s technically intricate “Concerto for Violin, Op. 35, D Major”. The latter work will be performed with Elizabeth Harper Vaughn Young Musicians Competition winner and Symphony of the Mountains Associate Concertmaster, Cameron Lugo.

Eighteen-year-old violinist Cameron F. Lugo frequently performs throughout the Mountain Empire and beyond. His diverse musical training and accomplishments provide him the capability as a violin soloist, orchestral player, chamber musician, and composer. His original composition, “How Excellent Is Thy Name”, was performed by Symphony of the Mountains in 2013.

Since his solo debut in 2011 with the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra at the historic Tennessee Theater, Cameron’s solo performances include appearances with the Ottawa (Kansas) Chamber Symphony and the Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra. Cameron is the recipient of numerous awards as a violinist, the most recent of which is the First Place Award at the 2015 Enkor International Violin and Piano Competition. Additionally, he has been named a national finalist and prizewinner in several notable competitions including the Elizabeth Harper Vaughn Concerto Competition, the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) String Performance Competition, and the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Stillman-Kelly Competition. Cameron is grateful to have been a three-time winner of the Bristol Music Club Scholarship Auditions.

Tickets to the Friday evening concert in Kingsport are $35 and the Saturday matinee tickets in Pound, VA are $20. As with all Symphony of the Mountains subscription concerts, children and students admitted free. Group discounts for 10+ are available by calling the Symphony Box Office.

To order your tickets, call Symphony of the Mountains Box Office at (423) 392-8423 or visit us on the web at


Sponsored by: BAE Systems, Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, Rose Marie & William Burriss, Jr., Drs. Howard & Karen Carman, C. Bascom Slemp Foundation, Eastman Chemical Company, Eastman Credit Union, Mr. & Mrs. William T. Gamble, Marcia & Marvin Gilliam, Jr. Foundation, John & Joan Gregory, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. McGlothlin, James C. Martin In Memory of Mary B. Martin, National Endowment for the Arts, Pro-Art Association, Jim & Laura Rogers Foundation, Tennessee Arts Commission, United Companies Charitable Foundation, Women’s Symphony Committee