For two evenings, April 8 and 9, 2014, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra concert venue will be a large canvas tent on the grounds of the Coastal Discovery Museum At Honey Horn. The idea of “Symphony Under the Stars” is to provide a cordial and casual outdoor concert experience where people can enjoy a picnic dinner followed by an evening of light classical and pops programming performed by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. 

            This year’s theme is “Carnival” conducted by John Morris Russell, who will be joined by the Velvet Caravan Band.  The Velvet Caravan is one of the most unusual ensembles in the music business. Combining Gypsy, Honky-Tonk, Swing and Latin, this band plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and relentless sense of humor. Bringing together the eclectic sounds are a motley crew of super talented musicians that draw their roots from Venezuela, Serbia, Austin TX, Boston MA, and Southern Georgia.   

          "When five of Savannah’s most skilled musicians deem their genre “European redneck music,” you know you’re in for an unforgettable treat. Even if the only Django you know is a Tarantino character, you’ll be charmed by the lighthearted, hard-playing dedication of Ochoa, Hall, Monkman, Dunn and Sasha Strunjas.", said the Savannah Morning News.

            Audience members use the concert themes to inspire costumes, table decorations and picnic menus while they compete for a variety of prizes.  During previous Symphony Under the Stars events, tables have been decorated and patrons dressed in patriotic attire, as the famous MASH television series and in a variety of well-known Broadway plays as well as other fun and festive fashions.

             Our guests have also come with a wide array of food and refreshments.  Some have arrived well prepared to enjoy a fabulous dinner prior to the concert.  Meals have included the finest faire and table decorations including silver candelabras, china and fine wines and desserts.  Some keep it simple with hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, red and white table cloths.  You bring your own refreshments, but wine, beer, soft drinks and water are available for sale by the League of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.  All proceeds from these sales help to support orchestra youth programs.

            We hope you all will join us on Tuesday or Wednesday evening April 8 or 9 to enjoy the experience of Symphony Under the Stars!        

Tickets are available as of January 20, 2013.
Ticket Prices:
$70 /$700 per Table
6 Premium Tables per Night - first come, first served
$80 / $800 per Table