William Shakespeare once wrote, â€œIf music be the food of love, play on.â€
It is in that spirit that the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will present â€œValentineâ€™s Day at the Symphonyâ€ at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 14, at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center.
The professional Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Dan Allcott, will present music by Cole Porter, Prokofievâ€™s â€œRomeo and Juliet,â€ and Tchaikovskyâ€™s â€œRomeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.â€
They will also be joined by the Oak Ridge Chorus, led by chorus conductor Seth Maples, for Ralph Vaughan Williamsâ€™ â€œSerenade to Music.â€
The Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center is located at 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Allcott chose musical pieces from Romeo and Juliet because â€œit is the ultimate story of love, what better way to celebrate Valentineâ€™s Day!”
Tickets forÂ adults and seniors are $25, tickets for adults 19-29 are $10, and there is no charged for students 18 and under. Tickets will be available at the door, and they can be purchased online or by calling (865) 483-5569.
The concert is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission and media sponsor WUOT-FM.
For more information, see ORCMAâ€™s web site at www.OakRidgeSymphony.org or call (865) 483-5569.