Monday, April 14, 2008


Enjoy a complimentary "Musical Evening in the Gardens" by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) at Callaway Gardens on Friday, April 25, 2008, from 8:00 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m.

For the first time ever, the ASO, directed by ASO Assistant Conductor Mei-Ann Chen, will take the stage on Robin Lake Beach to perform fun, recognizable, upbeat music as well as a special tribute to our armed forces.

“We are so delighted to have this incredible opportunity to host the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Callaway Gardens,” said Edward Callaway, chairman of Callaway Gardens. “To hear beautiful music in our natural setting with friends and families will provide for a spectacular event. We invite everyone to be a part of this great night.”

Bring your blanket* and head to Robin Lake Beach to enjoy this musical event under the stars. Dress is casual. Enter through the beach gate on U. S. Hwy. 27 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

This wonderful evening is provided by Callaway Gardens, Cousins Properties Inc. of Atlanta and the Pine Mountain Tourism Association.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292). Special overnight packages are available.

Callaway Gardens®, is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.


The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, now in its 63rd season, is considered one of America’s leading orchestras, known for the excellence of its live performances, presentations, renowned choruses, and its impressive list of Grammy® Award-winning recordings. The leading cultural organization in the Southeast, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra serves as the cornerstone for artistic development and music education in the region. Under the creative partnership of Music Director Robert Spano, Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles, and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore since September 2001, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs more than 200 concerts each year to a combined audience of more than a half million in a full schedule of performances which also feature educational and community concerts, including Starbucks Free Parks concerts and ASO Around Georgia, a statewide initiative which over the past six decades has taken the Orchestra into more than 30 counties and 60 communities throughout the State.

Callaway Gardens®, a premier travel and meeting destination in the South, is owned by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation™ (ICCF). Within the 13,000 acres of Callaway Gardens is a resort, preserve, almost 100,000 square feet of meeting space, 931 guest rooms, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing, shooting club, gardens, butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails, and additional attractions. For more than 50 years Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors. Callaway Gardens is committed to its mission of environmental education and land stewardship for the benefit of future generations.

*Tents are not permitted.

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