WILSON, N.C. — February 7, 2020 — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Friday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-ninth annual “Love the Symphony.” This year’s concert, under the direction of symphony director Mark Peterson, will be “A Symphonic Sports Spectacular,” a salute to the panoply of sports offered at Barton College.
“From a casual conversation, this idea began to be developed in response to the transformation our college has experienced in recent years,” said Peterson. “When I began to flesh out the program, I was overwhelmed by all of the extremely exciting possibilities this concert could offer. Starting with everyone’s favorite football bumper music from television to musical tributes to basketball, soccer, baseball and more, this has been the most fun concert ever to assemble. We can guarantee a delightful program, full of surprises.” The concert will feature guest vocalist Caleb Skinner and narrator Tad Harrell.
The event will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus. A candlelight buffet dinner will immediately follow the program at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $65 per person, and reservations may be made by calling Judi Etheridge at 252-399-6343. Please note that tables for eight are available by reservation. The reservation deadline is Friday, Feb. 7. No tickets will be mailed.
As this distinguished event’s popularity continues to grow with an ever-increasing number of guest reservations each year, the newly renovated Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus will provide a spacious and elegantly transformed environment to provide the perfect backdrop for sweethearts and friends to enjoy an entertaining program performed by the orchestra.
“Love the Symphony” is sponsored by BB&T WEALTH.