Annual Support

Annual Support

Annual Fund Drive


Dear Friends of the Symphony,

It has been 70 years since Symphony of the Mountains began creating live, orchestral music in Kingsport, Tennessee. Since then, your continued gifts and generosity have helped us grow from a small community orchestra to a fully professional regional orchestra serving Northeast TN, Southwest VA, Eastern NC and points beyond.

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Symphony of the Mountains (then
Kingsport Symphony Orchestra) in 1948,
just two years old.
Symphony of the Mountains today!
Over 90 professional musicians with choirs.

Your support allows us to reach some of the most rural areas in our region with exciting music and education programs.

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Symphony of the Mountains
original service area; Kingsport, TN.
Symphony of the Mountains
current service area.


Symphony of the Mountains is the only orchestra in Tennessee or Virginia to perform overseas as we embark on a concert tour of Switzerland with the world famous Kruger Brothers. We’re taking the craft of our region to the world stage!

From world renowned artists to local schools, colleges, community and arts organizations, Symphony of the Mountains is recognized as a leader in collaborations that incorporate a variety of arts disciplines into our performances.

Your generosity helps us provide music education programs including two youth orchestras, free school concerts, free student tickets, a free after school music program for at-risk youth, free Master Classes, and a young artist concerto competition.

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Your support keeps arts education alive through free school concerts and free student ticket programs!

Youth for Youth Concert, November 2014




It is only with your help that we are able to keep the music playing!


Please take a moment to click the donate link to make you donation to support these powerful programs. Your gift will help us continue to increase the quality of life throughout our region and beyond.

Thank you for the past 70 years!

With your support, we’ll have many years to come.



Cornelia Laemmli Orth          Melissa L. Roberts

Music Director/COO               General manager



Individual Sponsorships

Dedicated supporters of Symphony of the Mountains are the Foundation of our funding and one of our most valuable resources. Every individual gift, large or small, makes a difference by providing much needed financial support to keep our concerts affordable and our programs accessible to all people in our region so that they may experience the beauty, inspiration and knowledge of great music.

Earned income from ticket revenue and investments cover less than 40% of our costs. In order to survive and continue to grow, we need help from people like you.

Every individual gift, large or small, makes a difference

Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate Sponsorships are the Cornerstone of Symphony of the Mountains source of financial Support. Benefits include a wealth of opportunities to show your support of the region through our marketing and to entertain and reward clients and employees.

Symphony of the Mountains subscription audience is a sophisticated consumer group from the entire Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia region that ranks at the top of all demographic measures. Orchestra sponsors receive prominent recognition through valuable exposure to our subscribers and beyond and help the symphony continue with quality concerts and outreach programs.

Benefits include a wealth of opportunities to show your support of the region through our marketing

To develop an individual marketing plan for a Corporate Sponsorship, please contact our General Manager at (423) 392-8423.