What could create a more nostalgic atmosphere of days gone by than listening to an orchestra while picnicking near the Tennessee River as the brilliantly orange sun nods to sleep over the horizon?
One of the top community orchestras in the United States, Germantown Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday, Sept. 7, plays its annual sunset symphony on the lawn of historic Cherry Mansion overlooking the Tennessee River in Savannah.
Hosted by the Savannah Arts Commission and directed by Dr. Ronald Vernon, the 31-year tradition continues as the family-friendly concert begins at 5:30 p.m.
Open to the public, this free performance is made possible through the efforts of the Savannah Arts Commission, City of Savannah and with the donations of local businesses and individuals supporting the arts.
This year’s theme is “Let’s Go to the Movies,” featuring music selections that have won Academy Awards for best original score, best adaptation, or best song.
Concert-goers 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 moves 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 Beth Pippin, Hardin County tourism director, at 925-8181.
The Germantown Symphony Orchestra is funded in part by a grant from The Germantown Performing Arts Center Arts Education Fund.