Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer Pops in the park this week

Any symphony's Fourth of July concert is always a crowd pleaser. The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's 2013 offering includes all the favorites as well as some appropriate pieces that won't necessarily be heard around the country this week. Here's the line up:

SMITH/Ochoa "Star-Spangled Banner"
BAGLEY "National Emblem March"
TRADITIONAL "Armed Forces March"
COPLAND "Lincoln Portrait"
HANDY/Wendel "St. Louis Blues"
ELLINGTON/Hermann "Duke Ellington Fantasy"
VARIOUS/Wendel "Back to the Fifties"
SOUSA "Liberty Bell March"
D'ANGELO "America the Beautiful"
TCHAIKOVSKY "1812 Overture"
BERLIN/Ades "God Bless America" 

This concert will be heard at 8:15 p.m. at Village Park (8th St. Greenway) in Kannapolis on Tuesday for free; and again at the same time Wednesday at Symphony Park (4400 Sharon Rd., behind SouthPark Mall) in Charlotte. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children under 18 for the Symphony Park concert.