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Symphony of the Mountains in motion | Sunday Stories

The annual Symphony of the Mountains concerts will be a little different this year, starting with new venues.

There will be two “By the Fireside” concerts this year. The Kingsport performance will take place at the Marriott Meadowview Convention Center on Saturday, December 4 at 3 p.m. The Southwest Virginia performance will be at the Emory & Henry’s McGlothlin Center for the Arts on Sunday, December 5 at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $ 30 each.

Music Director Cornelia Laemmli Orth and the entire Symphony Orchestra will delight audiences with favorite Christmas carols and traditional Christmas carols, such as “White Christmas” and “Winter Wonderland”, and children’s favorites, including including the music for “Frozen” and “Santa Claus is Comin ‘in Town.” The unique program includes something for everyone, including an oboe solo with principal oboe Ayca Yayman and an intriguing ensemble of “Reindeer Variations” by Lucas Richman.

And, of course, a special guest in a red costume will appear.

With thanks and gratitude, Symphony of the Mountains invites pandemic healthcare workers and first responders to call the office to reserve free tickets.

Children and students will also be admitted free of charge, but due to public limitations, customers are asked to call the office to reserve their tickets. Groups of 10 or more can also call the box office to book discounted tickets.

Both concerts will have open seats, with plenty of room to wander away at will. Masks are requested for all concert attendees, both Kingsport and Emory.

Since the public will be limited, advance ticket orders – including free tickets for children, students and workers in the event of a pandemic – are highly recommended. To order tickets, call the Symphony of the Mountains box office at 423-392-8423 or visit