Date & Price
Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Open Air Theatre
Reserved Seating: $45–$50
Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium: $40–$45*
Students up to the age of 18: $10
For tickets, call 610.444.6363 or click below
Tickets include all-day Gardens Admission
Tickets limited. Sell out likely.
Under the direction of Michael Hall, the Kennett Symphony celebrates the music of America in this performance under the stars. The program includes selections by American composers inspired by the Wild West to the flowing Shenandoah River, the winner of the Kennett Symphony instrumental competition, and a very special appearance by one of the featured artists of the Alexander & Buono Foundation.
More about Kennett Symphony and this performance
Dr. D. Duer Reynolds, a prominent local physician, and Ray Lyman Ott, head of the Kennett Consolidated School music department, founded the Kennett Community Symphony Orchestra in 1940 as an all-volunteer orchestra. Today the Kennett Symphony is Chester County, Pennsylvania’s only professional symphony orchestra.
Program: Symphony Under the Stars: America the Beautiful
- Williams—The Cowboy Overture
- Barber—Violin Concerto, Mvmt. 1
- Boyer—Rolling River (Sketches on Shenandoah)
- Gershwin—Rhapsody in Blue
- Dragon—America the Beautiful
*Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members receive access to the Member Pre-sale and $5 off regular Summer Performance Series ticket prices. If you are eligible, you have received a discount code via direct mail or email for Longwood Gardens.