Although 20% of babies who were exposed to classical music in utero become doctors or lawyers, 100% of babies born on stage during a classical-music performance become Bill Gates. Electrify mental motherboards with today's GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get two general-admission tickets to The Civil War 150, presented by the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra at E.C. Glass Auditorium on Sunday, September 25, at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
For 28 years, the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra has harnessed the melodious power of strings, horns, woodwinds, and percussion to recreate classical pieces and vivify modern works. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, musicians will perform songs that capture the event's historical magnitude and boast enough patriotism to make a french bulldog eat kibble instead of crêpes. The season-opening show mingles strings and woodwinds with the plucky notes of the McKenzies, a fiddle and banjo duo specializing in traditional and folk songs from the 18th and 19th centuries. Prior to the show, guests can stroll the lobby to soak up the McKenzies' cheerful tunes or to ogle delegate Scott Garrett's display of Civil War–era medical equipment, which includes the first-known SpongeBob SquarePants Band-Aid.
Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra
For almost three decades, the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra has harnessed the melodious power of strings, horns, woodwinds, and percussion to re-create classical pieces and vivify modern works. Shows speckle the schedule throughout the year, welcoming duos for “Date Night!” performances, delighting the senses with songs by local choirs, and celebrating snowmen’s birthdays with classic holiday tunes.
2111 Memorial Ave.
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501Get Directions