Free Virginia Symphony Orchestra concert at W&M scheduled for September 1 – W&M News
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert on Thursday, September 1 at William & Mary’s Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheater at Lake Matoaka.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Although admission is free, a wristband is required for admission. They will be available at the ticket office from 6 p.m. on the day of the concert. Wristbands will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
Beach chairs and blankets are welcome as long as they don’t block the view of other guests. Guests are also encouraged to bring personal coolers and picnic baskets; however, glass bottles and external alcoholic beverages are not permitted. All bags and coolers will be inspected prior to entry. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase inside the venue.
General parking will be available at the William & Mary car park, located at 201 Ukrop Way, until it reaches capacity. Larger vehicles should park at Kaplan Arena, where additional parking will be available. Disabled parking spaces are available in the Boswell Hall car park (formerly Morton Hall), and golf buggies will provide transport to the venue for those with reduced mobility.
Since parking spaces are expected to open at the end of the workday, campus visitors are encouraged to wait until after 5:30 p.m. to park.
The event, part of the VSO’s ‘Symphony Under the Stars’ series, will feature a variety of popular plays from popular films, ranging from ‘Star Wars’ to the Wizard of Oz. The concert is presented by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, William & Mary, W&M Student Assembly and the City of Williamsburg.
Several members of the W&M music faculty perform as part of the VSO. They include: David Vonderheide, VSO Principal Trumpet, W&M Trumpet Instructor; Sherie Aguirre, principal oboe, oboe teacher; Laura Leisring, principal bassoon, bassoon teacher; Michael Byerly, principal clarinet, clarinet teacher; and Joanne White, second flute, flute teacher.
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