“How does Chesapeake bid summer a fond farewell during the Labor Day weekend? In a truly symphonic manner,” writes Eric Feber in Tuesday’s (8/20) Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA). “As summer fades, Chesapeake and Hampton Roads music lovers of all ages will gather in front of the Buddy Bagley Stage at City Park … at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 for the Symphony Under the Stars, where they will hear the explosive, bombastic and exquisite symphonic sounds of the storied Virginia Symphony Orchestra under the baton of guest conductor Aaron Breid…. Come in shorts, flip-flops and T-shirts to this casual all-ages musical extravaganza…. Breid will lead the internationally known and lauded Virginia Symphony through such familiar classical iconic compositions as Richard Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ … Rossini’s Overture to ‘The Barber of Seville’ [and] Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5….  Dipping into the jazzy pops side, the VSO will also perform Vince Guaraldi’s ‘Linus and Lucy,’ Henry Mancini’s ‘Pink Panther’ Theme, Hans Zimmer’s ‘Lion King’ Orchestral Suite and … Bill Holcombe’s ‘Looney Tunes’ Overture. … Admission and parking are free…. Food vendors will be on-site for the event … presented by the Chesapeake Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.”

Posted August 21, 2019