What To Do Fourth Of July Weekend?
Join Us At The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s Free Concert
For A Patriotic Concert With a Twist
Due to continued rain throughout the evening and ground conditions in Devou Park, the KSO will perform tonight at Francis K. Carlisle Performing Arts Center located on the campus of Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Dr. Park Hills, KY. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert at 7:30 p.m.
As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, Strauss Troy is proud to continue its commitment to the community by sponsoring The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s first summer concert of the season. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to the Orchestra’s patriotic concert with a twist. It kicks-off its 19th Annual Free Summer Concert Series on Saturday, July 6th at 7:30 p.m. in Covington, Kentucky’s Devou Park.
The program, “Dvorak: Living in America,” features some of Dvorak’s most beloved music, including his Symphony from the New World and the regional premiere of his cantata, “The American Flag.”
“Dvorak’s music, written in and for America, presents the KSO with an opportunity to celebrate a traditional holiday while reflecting on American ideals — freedom, character and honor,” said KSO Music Director James R. Cassidy.
The holiday program opens with a patriotic premiere of KSO pianist Steve Hinnenkamp’s “The Pledge of Allegiance,” with words by Francis Bellemy, who wrote the “Pledge” in 1892, about the time Dvorak arrived in the U.S. KSO Chorale, Voices of the Commonwealth and Clermont Festival Chorale members join in the celebration. Visit www.kyso.org for complete program information.
Why Dvorak On The Fourth?
Celebrated Czech composer Antonin Dvorak moved to the U.S. in 1892 as the director of America’s National Conservatory of Music in New York City. Dvorak also spent time in the Midwest to tap into America’s cultural and musical heritage. Native American, folk songs and spirituals inspired Dvorak to write his most well-known compositions here in the U.S.
The Orchestra thanks new sponsors Strauss Troy, Attorneys at Law, and Schneller Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, who join Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Macy’s and Fischer Homes in supporting the 2013 Summer Series. Their generosity covers just under 50% of the Orchestra’s production costs. Donations are welcome.
Concerts are held rain or shine. Parking is free throughout the park. T.A.N.K. shuttles run from Covington Catholic to the band shell from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Cost: $1 each way. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.
About the KSO:
The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra takes the “phony” out of symphony through live thematic concerts that culturally enrich, educate and entertain the residents of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. The KSO performs three series of concerts throughout Northern Kentucky. For more information visit http://www.kyso.org