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Symphony under the Stars – Saturday, May 28th, 8PM

May 19, 2016 @ 6:03 pm
posted by director

10th Anniversary Symphony under the Stars Free Family Concert returns to Gloucester’s Main Street – featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra & Maestro JoAnn Falletta with the added attraction of a laser light show!

The Cook Foundation presents the 10th Anniversary Symphony under the Stars FREE Family Concert on Saturday, May 28th at 8:00PM “on the lawn” of Main Street & Walter Reed Way.  The concert will be given by the Virginia Symphony orchestra, conducted by Maestro JoAnn Falletta.  Executive Director of the Cook Foundation, Jenny Crittenden, stated, “The Cook Foundation is thrilled to celebrate our 10th year of this gift of music to the community and carry on our mission of enhancing the quality of life here in Gloucester through the arts.” As a special treat this year in celebration of the 10th year, there will be a laser light show to accompany the orchestra. “What a perfect way to enjoy your family on Memorial Day weekend, and to remember those who have fought and died for our Country.  The program this year will definitely have a military theme and a tribute will be given to those who have fallen.”

The public is encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Dine on Main Street before the concert and receive 10% off at the following locations by mentioning to your server you are attending the concert:  Olivia’s in the Village, Bangkok Noi, Lu Lu Birds Kitchen Sweet Tooth Café & Bakery, Patriot’s Grill, and Good Life Kitchen. Picnics are welcome too! Boy Scout Troop 111 will be on site selling food. Road closures will be in effect on Main Street between Belroi Rd. (at Church of the St. Therese) and Newington Baptist Church between the hours of 6:30PM and 10:00PM to facilitate the concert. General parking will be available along Main Street, in the back lots of Newington Baptist Church and in Gloucester County Government parking lots. Special needs parking will be available at Newington Baptist Church & St. Therese by permit only.

For more information, please call Jenny Crittenden @ 824-9614 or visit our website at or follow us on facebook for recent updates. Sponsored by the Cook Foundation, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Main Street Preservation Trust, Chesapeake Bank, Gloucester Main Street Association, Martin, Ingles & Hensley, Dr. Tim Leigh, DDS., Rappahannock Concrete, Consociate Media, Sara Harris Photography, Tomlinson Exterminating & XTRA 99.1FM, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Charles & Marie Ann Banks, and other generous individuals from the community.DSCN0719