Germantown Symphony to perform in Savannah

Germantown Symphony to perform in Savannah

Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 8:01 pm

A pleasant autumn breeze, a lovely historic setting and the music played by one of the finest orchestras. All of these conspire to provide a most pleasant evening Saturday on the lawn of Cherry Mansion in Savannah.
Cherry Mansion, best known for its role as the headquarters of General U.S. Grant just prior to the historic Battle of Shiloh, will be the background for the 22nd Annual Sunset Symphony hosted by the Savannah Arts Commission.
Conducting the Germantown Symphony Orchestra will be Maestro Ronald Vernon, Professor Emeritus with the Department of Music at the University of Mississippi.
This year’s program theme is Western Adventure and will include both classical and contemporary selections by such composers as Strauss Jr., Debussy, Bigelow and Morrison, Grofe and Copland. There will also be popular songs from well-known productions like “Dances with Wolves” and “Oklahoma!”
Cherry Mansion is located within walking distance of the Tennessee River Museum, Savannah Main Street and local restaurants, which will be open prior to and after the performance.
The event is sponsored by the Savannah Arts Commission, the City of Savannah, local businesses and private patrons. The event is free to the public, but contributions are welcome at the gate.
Those in attendance who do not wish to sit on the grass will need to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Portable restrooms will be available during the concert.
For more information about the event, including rain location, contact the Hardin County Convention & Visitors Bureau at (731) 925-8181 or info@tourhardincounty.org.
Published in The Messenger 9.2.10

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