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Symphony Under the Stars draws 2,000

Gloucester Arts Festival and The Cook Foundation held the annual “Symphony Under the Stars” free family concert Saturday night, attracting a crowd of 2,000, according to festival representatives, to enjoy a Broadway Celebration with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

The Liberty Dolls, a local group, was the concert’s opening act at 6 o’clock, singing several songs from the ’50s and ’60s, including “Dream a Little Dream of Me” and “Mr. Sandman.”

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra took the stage at 8, performing Broadway hits from West Side Story, Carmen, Chicago, The Sound of Music, The Little Mermaid and more. The symphony was conducted by Benjamin Rous with vocals provided by Patrice Covington.

This event was held as part of the Gloucester Arts Festival. Several of the festival’s plein air artists were in attendance painting the symphony.Gloucester Arts Festival activities continue this week, including a Plein Air Gala on Saturday evening at the Fine Arts Museum of Gloucester. F...

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