Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Threat of storms cancels Virginia Symphony Orchestra concert Thursday night

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra performing at Lake Matoaka Amphitheater at the College of William & Mary (WYDaily/File photo)
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra performing at Lake Matoaka Amphitheater at the College of William & Mary (WYDaily/File photo)

Inclement weather Thursday afternoon and evening has forced the cancellation of a Virginia Symphony Orchestra concert at William & Mary.

The concert was originally scheduled to be held at William & Mary’s Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka, the City of Williamsburg said in a news release.

The event will not be rescheduled because the symphony’s fall concert schedule has already been finalized, the city said.

Both William & Mary and the symphony agreed to cancel the concert due to the threat of thunder and lightning storms.

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra also does not allow its musicians to play in wet weather.

“We regret the cancellation of this very popular event,” the city said in the release.

The symphony’s concert schedule can be found on the Virginia Symphony Orchestra website.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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