After a highly successful visit in 2015, the Western Piedmont Chamber Symphony returns to Sparta on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7pm to perform a Night Train: A Celebration of Railroads at the Alleghany Community Auditorium on the campus of Sparta School, 450 North Main Street, Sparta, NC. The performance is being sponsored by the Alleghany Educational Foundation, Alleghany County Schools, and the Friends of the Auditorium, as part of a long range plan to bring quality arts programming to Alleghany County.
There are two ticket levels, $20, and $10. The $20 seats are located in the upholstered seating area. Tickets will be available at the Alleghany Library, Books & Friends Book Store, Alleghany Chamber of Commerce, Sparky’s Coffee Shop, and Becca’s Backwoods Bean.
There are four levels of sponsorship available. Each sponsor level includes free tickets to the performance. Sponsor funds help to offset costs of Symphony performances for children, and also help to provide tickets for those who otherwise would not be able to attend. Available Sponsorships: Conductor $500, (6 tickets) 1st Chair $250, (4 tickets) 2nd Chair $100, (2 tickets) Friend $25 – $50, (1 ticket.)
About the Western Piedmont Symphony
Celebrating their 52nd season this year, the Western Piedmont Symphony is comprised of talented musicians from all over the state. The symphony performs five Masterworks concerts each season under the direction of Maestro John Gordon Ross, and holds other concerts in various venues throughout Western North Carolina. The Symphony believes that fine music is meant for all ages. Their goal is to provide musical performances of distinction that enrich and enliven the community’s classical music experience while they nourish new audiences through school concerts and family outreach programs. The Western Piedmont Symphony is based in Hickory, NC. For more information: www.wpsymphony.org
Performing a program celebrating trains, the Western Piedmont Chamber Symphony will present music featuring railroads and travel. There is something for everyone from John Henry by Aaron Copland to big band hits like Sentimental Journey by Les Brown and Ben Horner and Take the “A” Train by Billy Strayhorn to a polka by Strauss.