This Sunday, July 2nd, the Westerville Symphony will host the annual Sounds of Freedom concert at Alum Creek Park Amphitheater. This concert is part of the City of Westerville’s Community Concert Series and is sponsored in part by the City of Westerville. Join us for a celebration of music, life, and liberty, and make sure to bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs!
Our conductor, Peter Stafford Wilson, has put together an exciting show of popular patriotic numbers that are sure to inspire including the Armed Forces Salute, Morton Gould’s American Salute, John Williams’s Liberty Fanfare, a tribute to Leroy Anderson, and, of course, some Sousa marches. We will also be playing a medley of tunes from Richard Rodgers’s score to Victory at Sea, which was one of the first television mini series documenting the Allied victory in the Pacific during WWII.
This concert is different from other Westerville Symphony concerts because of its patriotic flavor and recognizable tunes! The outdoor atmosphere makes it more relaxed and is the perfect place for a family night out.
In Peter Stafford Wilson’s own words, “There is nothing like John Phillip Sousa, or John Williams to stir feelings of patriotism and national pride. Music plays an important role in celebrations, and celebrating our independence is no exception.”
Music moves each of us in different ways, and this performance is sure to be exciting. Admission is free and open to the public so make sure to bring your family and friends!
For more info, visit westervillesymphony.org.