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Savannah Arts Commission hosting Sept. 8 concert at historic Cherry Mansion

The Savannah Arts Commission is hosting its 30th annual Sunset Symphony Orchestra Concert on Saturday, Sept. 8, on the lawn of historic Cherry Mansion overlooking the Tennessee River in Savannah.
The 5:30 p.m. concert features the Germantown Symphony Orchestra again this year, with selections of the “American Masters of Melody.” Highlights include arrangements from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Foster, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Cole Porter.
The Germantown Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Ronald Vernon. The GSO is a volunteer, self-governing, and community-based orchestra that values outstanding cultural opportunities for the citizens of surrounding communities.
The GSO is the only orchestra of its kind in the Mid-South and is one of the top community orchestras in the United States. The GSO boasts a membership of more than 80 musicians – a diverse group including students, teachers, professional musicians, professionals in other fields and retirees – all who share their love of fine music and arts advocacy.
Open to the public, this free performance is made possible through the efforts of Savannah Arts Commission, the City of Savannah, Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and with the generous donations of local businesses and individuals supporting the arts.
Attendees should bring lawn chairs or blankets and gather on the lawn of the mansion near the platform stage. In case of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors at the Hardin County High School auditorium on Pickwick Road.
Donations are still being accepted at SAC, P.O. Box 1465, Savannah, Tenn. 38372.
To learn about patron benefits, contact SAC at 925-8181.


  1. Beverly C Boyd on September 7, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Is this concert Saturday or Sunday? You have the date as the 8th, and the day as Saturday. The 8th is Sunday. Would like to come, but which day is the concert?

    • Editor on September 9, 2019 at 9:35 am

      Hi Beverly. This story is from 2018 when the 8th was on a Saturday.

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