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11th Annual Symphony by the Lake
From the Alps to the Appalachians
with The Kruger Brothers


Saturday, July 22nd, 2023

8:15 PM

Lawn by the Lake, UVA Wise

1 College Avenue, Wise, VA


Free and open to the public!

Take a journey “From the Alps to the Appalachians” as Swiss-born, North Carolina-based Kruger Brothers join Symphony of the Mountains for the legendary 11th annual Symphony by the Lake at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Saturday, July 22nd! Come equipped for a beautiful summer evening under the stars with your favorite companions, snacks, lawn chairs and blankets. The concert kicks off at 8:15 p.m. and is free and open to all.


The Kruger Brothers’ remarkable discipline, creativity and ability to infuse classical music into folk has resulted in a unique sound that has made them a fixture within the world of acoustic music. In their ever-expanding body of work, the trio personifies the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American musical tradition. Their original music is crafted around their discerning taste, and the result is unpretentious, cultivated and delightfully fresh. 


Cumulatively, the Kruger Brothers’ style reflects a rich pallet of musical colors. The trio will join the acclaimed Symphony of the Mountains on a musical trip “From the Alps to the Appalachians” on Saturday, July 22nd in this compelling cross-over concert!


Symphony of the Mountains’ commitment to service encompasses the entire region, without regard for state or county boundaries. The orchestra consists of more than 70 professional musicians conducted by Cornelia Laemmli Orth. UVA Wise Associate Professor of Music and local composer Donald Sorah will play trumpet in Saturday’s concert on his home campus. For more information about the symphony and to view upcoming performances, please visit

We welcome everyone to join us for a delightful evening as we kick off our 47th season in service of Southwest Virginia! If you’d like to receive show announcements or a season brochure, please subscribe to our email or mailing list, or call the office at (276) 376-4520. You can find us on social media at @proartva.

Pro-Art partners with a variety of venues, therefore individuals with mobility issues or general questions are encouraged to call (276) 376-4520 or email the Pro-Art office at For evolving conditions related to weather cancellations, or similar unforeseen circumstances, patrons are encouraged to check for up-to-date information. 


Pro-Art is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the C. Bascom Slemp Foundation, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Mountain Empire Community College, the Columbus Phipps Foundation, and the Lee County Community Foundation.

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