Home for the Holidays!

December 16, 2018, 7:30 PM

Academy Center of the Arts Historic Theatre

Hugh Ballou, conducting

Experience the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural concert in the exquisite and newly remodeled ACOA theatre. Feel the warmth of home and community as soloists and church choirs usher in the holiday season.

Meet Conductor Hugh Ballou and get a concert preview.

Ticket prices:
Adults (tiered seating):
$25 ($20 + $5 service fee)
$31 ($25 + $6 service fee)
$36 ($30 + $6 service fee)
Student or child: $15 off any seat

Hugh Ballou

Mr. Ballou earned an MMu degree in conducting and studied with Robert Shaw, John Nelson, and Joseph Flummerfelt, among others. In his 40-year career, Mr. Ballou collaborated with local orchestras, community arts organizations, and churches to enrich the artistic and cultural life in St. Petersburg, FL, Atlanta, GA, and Huntsville, AL.

Downtown Lynchburg
Academy Center of the Arts Historic Theatre

Zuill Bailey

Grammy Award Winning Cellist

Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:30 PM
Desserts with Zuill Bailey
Eleanor Rose Madison Room
Virginian Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Enjoy desserts and drinks while listening to Zuill play his cello made by Venetian cello maker Matteo Gofriller in 1693.

$100 per person - To benefit the LSO (Limited seating)

Zuill Bailey

Grammy Award Winning Cellist

March 2, 2019, 7:30 PM

Liberty University
School of Music Concert Hall

David Glover, conducting

Hear one of the world’s premiere cellists during his four-day residency with the LSO, sponsored by Liberty University. Mr. Bailey has performed with major orchestras across the U.S. and around the globe, as well as on television and radio.

Tickets to go on sale soon for the Zuill Bailey concert.

Ticket prices (plus $1.75 service fee):
Adults (tiered seating):
$20, $30, $40, $50 (VIP)
VIP ticket includes the concert and pre-concert talk by Zuill Bailey and guest conductor David Glover
Student or child: $15 off any seat

David Glover

David Glover is recognized as one of the rising stars of his generation. Most recently, he was Associate Conductor of the North Carolina Symphony, where he led numerous high-profile concerts, including Carmina Burana.  Mr. Glover has worked with many of this generation’s top artists including Stefan Jackiw, Di Wu, Conrad Tao, and Caroline Shaw as well as Pops artists such as Time for Three, Pink Martini, and the Indigo Girls.

Prior to his position with the North Carolina Symphony, Mr. Glover served as Assistant Conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He also served as the Artistic Director of the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony in West Lafayette, IN. In addition, he has guest conducted the Charlotte Symphony, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, South Bend Symphony, Muncie (IN) Symphony, and the North Czech Philharmonic.

Mr. Glover holds degrees from the University of Georgia and Boston University in violin performance, and a master's degree in instrumental conducting from Indiana University.

LSO with Dr. Carol Williams

International Concert Organist

April 6, 2019, 7:00 PM

Court Street United Methodist Church

Dr. Randall Speer, conducting

Join the LSO strings and timpani with Dr. Carol Williams in a performance of the Poulenc Organ Concerto. She has performed for dignitaries around the world, and is presently the Organist in Residence, Court Street United Methodist Church in Lynchburg.

Ticket prices:
Adults: $20
Student or child: $5

Dr. Randall Speer

Dr. Speer has led choral and orchestral performances in the U.S. and Europe. He has served as Chorus Master for Opera on the James productions, including La Bohéme, Rigoletto, and Falstaff.

Dvorak’s New World Symphony

May 3, 2019, 7:00 PM.

Academy Center of the Arts
Historic Theatre

Aaron Garber, conducting

Dvorak’s best-known symphony (From the New World) was written in 1893. Inspired by Native American and African American musical features, his desire was to create a new national style of art music for the U.S.

Tickets for this concert go on sale in early 2019.

Ticket prices (plus venue fee):
Adults (tiered seating): $20, $25, $30
Student or child: $15 off any seat

Aaron Garber

Mr. Garber serves as Music Director of the Jefferson Choral Society and Director of Music Ministry at Trinity Ecumenical Parish. He has twice appeared as guest conductor of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Garber has conducted throughout Europe, and is published by Concordia Publishing House and Augsburg Fortress.