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VSO returns to Lake Matoaka

VSO returns to Lake Matoaka

As summer’s sunset approaches, those pleasantly warm and seemingly infinite summer nights must soon come to an end for another year. But the Virginia Symphony Orchestra is planning one last hurrah with its Symphony Under the Stars concert at Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre Aug. 31.

“We’ve played there for many, many years. It’s kind of an annual tradition for us,” said Monica Meyer, the symphony’s marketing director.

The concert features patriotic anthems such as “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Hands Across the Sea.” The repertoire also incorporates pieces from film and TV, such as the Rodgers-Bennett theme for the 1950s “Victory at Sea” documentary series and film composer John...