Kenny Rogers Performs with UMW Philharmonic

Country music legend Kenny Rogers performed with the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, April 21. The concert was part of the William M. Anderson, Jr. Celebrity Series.

Over the course of his 52-year career, Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and recorded more than 65 albums, with 24 No. 1 hits. He has received hundreds of awards for his music and charity work, including three Grammys, 11 People’s Choice Awards, 18 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music awards and five Country Music Association awards.

With hits like “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Lucille” and “She Believes in Me,” Rogers boasts a multi-genre background, including jazz, folk, rock, country and pop.  The full program of the performance with the orchestra will be announced from the stage.

“We are honored to share the stage with an artist of his stature and know that the experience will be rewarding for all of us,” said Kevin Bartram, director of the orchestra.

Ticket prices start at $25 and can be purchased by calling (877) 743-5318 or by visiting

In its 40th year, the UMW Philharmonic has approximately 90 members from the Fredericksburg community and the university. For more information, go to

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.