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Free Symphony Concert in Williamsburg @ Matoaka Amphitheater

Celebrate a new school year, good friends, and living in Williamsburg

LakeMatoakaamphitheater Join your neighbors and friends at a free concert performed by the Virginia Symphony (VSO) at William & Mary’s Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre on Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is co-sponsored by the City of Williamsburg and William & Mary. 

VSO Associate Conductor Matthew Kraemer will conduct the concert that will include Aaron Copland’s "Hoedown from Rodeo," Beethoven’s "Pastorale," "Broadway Tonight," "Salute to the Armed Forces," and the sounds of Ray Charles, The Beatles, Big Bands and Billy Joel. 

Bring your family and friends, picnic baskets, beach chairs and blankets.
The concert at Lake Matoaka is one of four free concerts that the Symphony is giving as a prelude to their new season. For information about all VSO concerts and tickets, visit www.virginiasymphony.org.

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  • From I-64 traveling West (from the Peninsula)

    Take Exit 242, Route 199, toward Jamestown. After about 5 miles, turn right onto Jamestown Rd. After about 2 miles, you will pass Lake Matoaka on your left, then turn left onto Ukrop’s Way. Park in the parking deck on your left (free) and use the walkway through the woods to the amphitheatre.

    From I-64 traveling East (from Richmond)

    Take Exit 234, Route 199, and turn right at the top of the exit. After about 8 miles, turn left onto Jamestown Rd. After about 2 miles, you will pass Lake Matoaka on your left, then turn left onto Ukrop’s Way. Park in the parking deck on your left (free) and use the walkway through the woods to the amphitheatre

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    Williamsburg Symphonia Encore Affairs

    Encore Affairs!

    Welcome to the third season of Encore Affairs – a series of posh parties, openings of opulent collections and delightful dining to benefit The Williamsburg Symphonia in Williamsburg , VA. Generously hosted by enthusiastic League members and friends in their beautiful homes or private venues, these events sell out fast.

    In fact, five of the Encore Affairs events have already sold out! Don’t be disappointed. Call 564-7494 or 229-0640 for more information.

    Click here to download a printable Encore Affairs Reservation Form.

    Brilliant art and sculpture, a rustic picnic on “The Rivah,” and a half-mile of model train tracks for HO gauge engines and cars that chug through 1830s-era villages and landscapes . . . all these and many other visual and culinary treats await you when you reserve your place at an Encore Affair. Whether you’re a new or a long-time resident, you’re sure to find an “affair” you won’t want to miss. Join your friends or make new acquaintances at one or more venues for this fundraiser that is the talk of the town. A portion of each admission cost is tax deductible.

    Affair #1: Picnic on “The Rivah”Sat., September 20, 2008, 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the Cruikshank home on Wilton Creek, Hartfield, Va., for 65 guests, $50 each. Watch artists at work, painting the spectacular scenery.

    Affair #2: Brunch Among the LeavesSunday, October 12, 2008, 12 noon, at the home of Jean Leavengood in Kingsmill, for 20 guests, $50 each. Guests will sit on the deck beside a cozy outdoor fireplace; Bloody Marys, Mimosas and a gourmet brunch will be served. A tour of this elegant home to view the eclectic art collection is an added feature. SOLD OUT!

    Affair #3: Wine & Fondue PartySaturday, October 18, 2008, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Epstein home in Kingsmill, for 50 guests, $40 each.

    Affair #4: On Track . . . With Fine Art & RailroadsSaturday, November 1, 2008, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the home of Bob and Ann Louise Mann in Ford’s Colony, for 35 guests, $35 each. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

    Affair #5: Art, Wine, Bugattis & Mediterranean CuisineSaturday, November 22, 2008, 6:00-8:30 p.m., at the home of Gulay and Clyde Berryman in Colonial Heritage, for 35 guests, $50 each. SOLD OUT!

    Affair #6: Hearts & Flowers CocktailsSaturday, February 14, 2009, 5:30-7:00 p.m., at the home of Mott and Diane Robertson in Kingsmill, for 35 guests, $35 each. A strolling violinist will provide the music, and Diane will make petite bouquets for all the Sweethearts (ladies) present.

    Affair #7: A Chef’s KitchenTuesday March 3, 2009, 6:30-9:30 p.m., presented by Chef John Gonzales, in the heart of Williamsburg, for 25 guests, $80 each. A special guest may make an appearance. SOLD OUT!

    Affair #8: Who’s Afraid of Opera?Sunday, March 29, 2009, 5:30-8:00 p.m., at the home of Paul & Marge Tongue in Ford’s Colony, for 40 guests, $50 each. Opera Talk with Lynda Sharrett will be accompanied by Merry Food & Drink.

    Affair #9: A Feast of Peacocks at the Muscarelle Museum of ArtFriday, April 24, 2009, 7:00-9:00 p.m. for 32 guests, $50 each. This elegant event coincides with the museum’s Tiffany exhibit. SOLD OUT!

    Affair #10: German May Day Garden PartyFriday, May 1, 2009, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the home of Ian & Diane Carr in Holly Hills, for 40 guests, $50 each. An accordion player in German attire will serenade the party-goers.

    Affair #11: LPGA PartySaturday, May 9, 2009, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., (during the Michelob Ultra Golf Tournament), at the home of Ray & Anne Liss Flanders in Kingsmill, for 30 guests, $40 each. From a prime viewing spot, overlooking the tricky 8th green of the magnificent River Course, you can watch the best of the professional lady golfers make (or miss) their putts. SOLD OUT!

    The Williamsburg Symphonia League extends its heartfelt thanks to all the Encore Affairs hosts and volunteers for their gracious hospitality and kind generosity.

    Find out more about the Williamsburg Symphonia here

    Corporate partners and donors provide essential funding for The Williamsburg Symphonia. They are gratefully acknowledged below. Please patronize and thank these public-spirited friends of Williamsburg’s own professional chamber orchestra:

    Corporate Sponsors of the Williamsburg Symphonia:

    Season Underwriters :

    WBach 107.9 Williamsburg’s Classical Station

    Stephen Shonka / Family Retirement Planning and Wealth Management.

    Seasons Sponsors :

    Bay Rivers Group Wealth Advisors

    Davenport Group

    Merril Lynch

    Scott and Stringfellow

    John Hancock

    Old Point National Bank

    TowneBank

    Suntrust

    Williamsburg Landing

    WindsorMeade of Williamsburg

    C & F Bank


     

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