Sunset Symphony’s music to include Star Trek, Bond

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Savannah’s popular and free Sunset Symphony will be held on the lawn of the historic Cherry Mansion overlooking the Tennessee River this holiday weekend.

The 34-year tradition continues with the Savannah Arts Commission hosting the Germantown Symphony Orchestra.

Hardin County Tourism Director Beth Pippin invites locals and visitors to come out and enjoy the musical performances of the orchestra.

“Everyone is encouraged to attend this annual free concert and enjoy the classics, as well as fan favorites of popular show tunes at this family friendly event.

“This year’s theme is ‘Screen Time,’ featuring music from the big screen, television and even video games, including selections from James Bond, Jurassic Park and Star Trek,” Pippin said.

The Sunset Symphony will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, and starts at 5:30 p.m.

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 to the Hardin County High School auditorium on Pickwick St.

The free orchestra performance is thanks to the efforts of the Savannah Arts Commission, the City of Savannah and donations from local businesses and individuals supporting the arts.

Pippin said donations and sponsorships are still being accepted and “would be very much appreciated. Just like everything, everyone’s expenses have risen. The orchestra cost, such as their travel and sound systems have increased, as well as the host fees for the Savannah Arts Commission.”

Donations can be sent to SAC, P.O. Box 1465, Savannah, TN, 38372. To learn about patron benefits, contact SAC at 731-925-8181.

The Germantown Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Ronald Vernon, is a volunteer, self-governing and community-based orchestra with a membership of more than 80 musicians – a diverse group including students, teachers, professional musicians, professionals in other fields and retirees.

It is funded in part by a grant from The Germantown Performing Arts Center Arts Education Fund and works to provide cultural opportunities for the citizens of Germantown and for those in surrounding communities.