Callaway Gardens Announces New Orchestra for Symphony on the Sand:  The Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Apr 5, 2016



Rachel M. Crumbley | Director of Marketing and Public Relations

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Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000




Callaway Gardens Announces New Orchestra for Symphony on the Sand:  The Columbus Symphony Orchestra


Enjoy Wonderful Music Under the Stars; Tickets, Tables, Overnight Packages Now Available


PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (4/5/2016) – Enjoy the ninth annual Symphony on the Sand at Callaway Gardens® on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 8 p.m.


“We are very excited to announce a new partnership with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.  This new relationship is a great connection between two significant cultural organizations within the west Central Georgia region,” said Andy Brown, director of recreation for Callaway Gardens.  “We are very anxious to host Maestro George Del Gobbo and this group of very talented musicians.”


A limited number of stage front tables* on the beach (with eight chairs and table cloths) are available for $300 to $400 based on proximity to the stage.  A variety of food baskets created by Callaway Gardens’ culinary team, lead by Executive Chef Michael Gonzalez, are available for purchase.  To order, visit Limited food concessions will be available onsite.


General seating* on the lawn at Robin Lake Beach is available online in advance for $25 or at the gate for $30.  Admission is half-price of same-day ticket pricing for Callaway Gardens Annual Passholders and active/retired military and their dependents, upon presentation of a valid military identification card at the gate.  Those with lawn seating should bring a chair or blanket.


The Robin Lake Beach gate will open at 5 p.m.  The concert will begin at 8 p.m.  Proceeds benefit the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation (ICCF). For information on becoming a sponsor, please call 1.706.663.5170. Dress is casual.


“This is always an amazing night at Callaway Gardens. Truly, the best way to experience it is on the overnight package,” said Brown. “It includes general admission concert tickets, lodging accommodations, transportation to and from your lodging choice, and admission to the Gardens each day of stay and day of departure.”  Overnight packages start at $199* in the Mountain Creek Inn.  Packages also are available for the Cottages, Villas, or Vacation Homes.


Callaway Gardens®, is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  For additional information, call 1.800.463.6990 or visit


*Rates are per room, per night based on double occupancy in the Mountain Creek Inn.  Taxes, resort services charge, and state fee are not included.  Based on availability.  Not valid for groups.


About the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1855 by Mendelssohn’s student, Herman S. Saroni, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra became the second orchestra formed in the United States. The symphony disbanded during the Civil War and both World Wars, but always reorganized during times of peace. In 1949, the organization as we know it today, was formed and has performed for 64 consecutive years. The CSO has been a professional orchestra since the late 1970s and employs as many as 90 musicians for any given concert. Long recognized as one of the southeast’s finest musical ensembles, the CSO currently performs at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.


About Callaway Gardens

For more than 60 years, Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors.  Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on thousands of acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia.  Highlights include a butterfly conservatory, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails and special events throughout the year.


In addition, Callaway Gardens offers nearly 70,000 square feet of meeting space, 684 guest rooms, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more.


Five unique, close-knit residential communities — with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages on the golf course — offer an ideal home away from home or full-time residence.


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