Rockbridge Symphony

Where local musicians and the local community share the enjoyment of orchestral music

Our Mission

The Rockbridge Symphony Orchestra believes that music is better together. We provide opportunities for local musicians and the local community to share the enjoyment of orchestral music. We foster lifelong appreciation of music by welcoming qualified student musicians to participate as Symphony players and by supporting local youth music programs. We seek collaborations with community partners in making orchestral music accessible to everyone.

Upcoming Concerts

*Subject to Change
A flute player

November 12, 2022

A sensory-friendly concert co-hosted with Rockbridge Area Community Services (RACS) at Lexington Presbyterian Church @ 6:00pm.

March 30, March 31, & April 1, 2023

Collaboration with W&L dance department featuring music from Duke Ellington, Florence Price, and Mary Watkins.

May 4 & 6, 2023

Collaboration with SVU orchestra featuring the Dvorak New World Symphony and Bernstein's West Side Story Overture

From the Conductor

After two years as conductor of the Rockbridge Symphony Orchestra, I began to wonder: why did the Lexington community make me feel at home right away?

The answer: your open acceptance made me feel like I belong here. Therefore, I want to dedicate the theme of this season, There’s a Place for Us, to this special community to celebrate acceptance.

In the November concert, we want to create a space where all our audience can be comfortable having their own reaction to the music we play. This is especially important because persons having special sensory processing needs should be welcomed into a concert space alongside traditional classical concert attendees.

In the March and April concerts, we want to understand African-American heritage better through their music and dance.

In the final concert, we want to realize Dvorak’s vision of the future of American music as inclusive as the music school he started in America back in 1892.

The newest movie rendition of Bernstein’s West Side Story perfectly describes the dream of belonging as the song “There’s A Place for Us” is being sung by the Puerto Rican wanting to feel at home in America. Along with our musicians in the Rockbridge Symphony, we can’t wait to contribute to the welcoming spirit of our community with music.

Share the Enjoyment of Music With Us

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Share the Enjoyment of Music With Us

Join our email list to find out about upcoming concerts and collaborations with local organizations!