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Season Opens September 19th!

season opens with Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra opens its 2023/2024 season on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 at 7:30 PM in Callaway Auditorium, LaGrange, GA with a high adventure concert entitled “Lights, Camera, Action!” This season opener consists of a two-part program that is filled with thrilling works.

Join us for a program that celebrates music of the silver screen, and works that have influenced or been influenced by the powerful scores that are now central to the American global cultural canon. The two-part program begins with Thrillers and Secret Agents! – experience everything from Jurassic Park to the secret message encoded into the theme from Mission Impossible. (Full program list below) The second half, Adventures in Space and Worlds of Magic!, includes music from Star Wars, Star Trek, and Harry Potter.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of spectacular music!


Thrillers and Secret Agents!
Raiders of the Lost Ark March – John Williams
Theme from Jurassic ParkJohn Williams
Suite from JawsJohn Williams
Mission Impossible Lalo Schifrin
James Bond Medley – John Barry, Bill Conti, Marvin Hamlisch, Paul and Linda McCartney, Monty Norman

Adventures in Space and Worlds of Magic!
Star Wars Main Theme – John Williams
Jupiter from PlanetsGustav Holst
Star Trek Through the YearsJay Chattaway, Alexander Courage, Jerry Goldsmith, Dennis McCarthy
Hedwig’s Theme from Harry PotterJohn Williams
…of shadow and light… (incantations for orchestra) – Richard Prior*

*Did you know that our own Maestro Prior is also a Pulitzer-nominated, award-winning composer?

The closing work on this program is a chance to hear Maestro Richard Prior’s tone-poem, “…of shadow and light… (incantations for orchestra)”, written for and recorded by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Robert Spano.

Robert Spano, music director and conductor for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was quoted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Richard wrote us a fantastic piece last season, and, as with many of our family of composers, we wanted to follow up this season with more of his music. His music is so powerful, dramatic and colorful, that it has an immediate impact. But living with it over time, it grows deeper and richer.”

This piece has also been performed by symphony orchestras in Chicago, Baltimore and Houston, and was the recipient of the 2021 American Prize and the prestigious Ernst Bacon Memorial Award!


Single concert tickets as well as season tickets (see below) are available for this performance. Call 706.882.0662 or email to secure your seats. Read more at: Ticket prices vary according to the seats you choose. If you would like to see a seating chart of Callaway Auditorium click HERE. To read a bit more about Callaway Auditorium and its wonderful acoustic space click HERE.

Season Tickets

You also have the opportunity now until September 19th to purchase season tickets, which are a significant savings. With season tickets, you will keep your same seat throughout all the concerts and you will receive first choice for renewing those same seats for the 2024/2025 season. This is a pre-season offer only, so don’t delay. Order your season tickets today!

The 2023/2024 LaGrange Symphony Orchestra Season is an entire spectrum of thrilling experiences!

Each concert of the 2023/2024 year brings its own unique musical narrative to life. From thrills and adventure to knowledge, inspiration, and joy, this stunning season is alive with diverse artistry. High spirits are certain.

Expect to hit the ground running in September with “Lights, Camera, Action!”. This concert is filled with powerful scores from the silver screen.
October continues the energetic momentum with “Passports, Please!” – a global symphonic tour guided by Maestro Richard Prior.

In December, “Jolly Jingles” celebrates the season in a festive and family-oriented new way. Holidays are definitely better with children involved, so anticipate a delightful diversion at this concert!

Let’s see what develops as the new year begins! The upcoming 2024 Young Artists Competition winner will appear at our March concert, “Inspire”. This concert includes the annual side-by-side with the LSYO and also honors the great composer William Dawson as we present his impactful folk symphony.

April’s joyful concert “All the World’s a Stage” is an epic salute to Broadway. The LSO will join forces with the Choral Society of West Georgia to crown the 2023/24 year with an exuberant season finale. Wow!

Delight in the adventures we have planned, as you discover new favorites and savor beloved classics. Our aim is to exceed your expectations at every concert. Don’t wait, order your season tickets now.

Here are the Dates:

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! – Tuesday, September 19, 2023

PASSPORTS, PLEASE! – Tuesday, October 24, 2023

JOLLY JINGLES – Tuesday, December 12, 2023

INSPIRE – Tuesday, March 19, 2024

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE – Saturday, April 27, 2024


2023/2024 LaGrange Symphony Orchestra Sponsors

Emerald and Platinum Levels

Callaway Foundation
LaGrange College
LaGrange Symphony Guild
Edward Jones

LaGrange Financial Advisors


Tournesol Logo
Wingate Logo

Gold and Silver Levels

Sons of Lafayette

Heating and Air








at LaFayette Square


© LaGrange Symphony Orchestra 2023/2024 | All rights reserved | 706.882.0662 | Richard Prior, Music Director & Conductor

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