Thursday, September 04, 2008

Newly Formed Fayette Pops Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off with Fayetteville Concert

The newly formed Fayette Pops Symphony Orchestra is ready for their Introductory Concert at the Villages Amphitheater on September 27. Gates open at 7 PM with the concert set to begin at 8:00 PM. Tickets for the Introductory Concert are available at the Villages Amphitheater box office located at the Old Train Depot 250 Lanier Avenue West in Fayetteville or they may be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet as well as the Ticketmaster online service. Prices for adult tickets are $25, Students 15 years and younger and lawn seating is $15. Orchestra Circle tables for 8 are $240.

The Fayette Pops Symphony is a 70 piece professional symphonic orchestra. “Many of our musicians play with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as well as other area orchestras,” stated Ken White, Director. “We have a wonderful concert planned featuring music from blockbuster motion pictures, famous Broadway musicals, the Beach Boys, Hollywood Classics, Big Band Swing, Hooked on Classics and much more,” he said.

“Also, share in the inspiration as some of our promising young instrumental and vocal artists selected from our Fayette county schools perform with the orchestra at special moments during the concert. It will be a night to thrill and inspire all!”

The orchestra is under the sponsorship of the Endowment Committee for the Cultural Arts of Fayette County. “We were thrilled when Ken approached us with the idea of our helping to sponsor the new orchestra. Our board is enthusiastically working to promote this first in a full season of concerts. Fayette and the surrounding area are ready for a symphony and there is no one better than Ken White to head this wonderful symphonic pops orchestra.” stated ECCA President, Sandra Jungers. “His 30 year background in concert music, directing and performance virtually assures the very best has come to Fayette County,” she stated.

The Fayette Pops Symphony Orchestra will begin its Inaugural Season with a “Holiday Concert” scheduled for November 29 at the Peachtree United Methodist Church, followed by “Phantom of the Opera in Concert” on February 7 also at the Peachtree United Methodist Church. The public will be introduced to the new Fayette Youth Symphony Orchestra at their inaugural event scheduled for the Villages Amphitheater in April, 2009. The inaugural season continues with “Night at the Movies a Tribute to John Williams” in June and a gala Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks event.

“This first concert will surely demonstrate the talent and professionalism that is available right here in our own back-yard! Bring the whole family, enjoy a picnic, and relax under the stars, as Maestro Ken White introduces the new Fayette Pops Symphony Orchestra!”

Additional information on the orchestra and how you can become a Founding Member please visit the orchestra web page at

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