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The Pro-Art Association’s Picnic with the Arts Summer Series will culminate with one of the organization’s favorite events—the 11th annual Symphony by the Lake Concert in partnership with The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Everyone is welcome to gather at sunset on Saturday, July 23rd on the lawn by the lake at UVA Wise for “80 Years of Movie Music” from the Symphony of the Mountains.
Bring your family and friends, a picnic, blankets or lawn chairs, and enjoy fabulous film scores from eight decades of movie magic! The symphony will regale the audience with favorites from “Star Wars”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “West Side Story”, “The Sound of Music”, and many more. Patriotic selections will honor active military and veterans. Virtuoso trumpeter Chris Coletti, former Canadian Brass, joins the orchestra as a featured soloist. The concert is free and open to the public, Pro-Art invites everyone to join them for an enchanting evening under the stars.
Symphony of the Mountains’ commitment to service encompasses the entire region, without regard for state or county boundaries. The orchestra consists of more than 70 professional musicians conducted by Cornelia Laemmli Orth. For more information about the symphony and to see a list of upcoming performances, please visit https://symphonyofthemountains.org/.
Pro-Art partners with a variety of venues, therefore individuals with mobility issues are encouraged to call or email the Pro-Art office to make arrangements for parking. For evolving conditions related to the global pandemic, inclement weather, or similar unforeseen circumstances, patrons are encouraged to visit http://proartva.org/ or call 276-376-4520 for up-to-date information.
Pro-Art’s mission is to promote the arts and expand accessibility to cultural experiences for residents and students in Wise, Lee, and Dickenson Counties and the City of Norton. For more information about our planned performances, please visit https://www.proartva.org/. You can find the Pro-Art Association on social media @ProArtVA.
Pro-Art is supported in part by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Slemp Foundation, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, and Mountain Empire Community College. For more information about Pro-Art, please visit https://www.proartva.org/, call the office at (276) 376-4520, or send an email to pro-art@uvawise.edu ( mailto:pro-art@uvawise.edu ).

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