(Rome Symphony Orchestra media release):

The Rome Symphony Orchestra has announced the date and theme of their 100th season anniversary soirée: A Day at the Races. Rome Symphony supporters and Northwest Georgia residents alike are encouraged to mark their calendars for the event to be held Saturday, May 7th, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at The Mill in Lindale.

Attendees will celebrate the symphony’s milestone birthday with a Derby themed event on Derby Day itself. With catering by The Season Events, attendees will enjoy the Derby on the big screen, musical performances, dancing, along with a signature cocktail, beer, and wine. The symphony also plans to debut its capital campaign and major marketing rebrand at the event to inspire the next generation of audiences in support of the symphony.

In homage of the 100th anniversary, the entire season slate pays tribute to all the “greatest hits” in music over the last one hundred years: from the introduction of music into the movies, the advent of Broadway, the rise of Aaron Copland and more. The 100th anniversary party takes a more whimsical approach to honoring the milestone birthday with a more casual, derby themed event. “What a fun way to celebrate 100 years of the symphony,” said co-chairs Molly K. Steeves and Cheryl Huffman.

All ticket sales and funds raised will go to support the symphony’s annual fund and programming. Tickets are $150 per person. Event ticket and purchasing information will be available at a later date. Currently, the symphony is preparing for its holiday themed concert, A Dickens’ Christmas on Broad, set for Sunday, December 19th at 5:00 p.m. at the Rome City Auditorium.

For complete information on the Symphony and all the concerts and events, visit or call the RSO business office at (706) 291-7967.