Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Under the Stars’ concert a Williamsburg tradition


Williamsburg is a town of traditions and one of its most popular music traditions has been the free outdoor concert offered by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, under the stars, at the Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre overlooking picturesque Lake Matoaka, on the campus of William & Mary.

The tradition continues Thursday, when the VSO’s “Under the Stars” concert signals the start of live classical music in town. And, in keeping with that tradition, a fun-filled fare is on tap, running from “Girl from Ipanema” and “Orange Blossom Special” to a medley from “Chicago,” “In the Mood” and “Shall We Dance,” with a few very light classical selections in the mix.