FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2014
Contact: Rachel Dellinger
KSO Director of Communications
Direct: 865-521-2317 Cell: 865-660-3037
Knoxville, Tenn. – The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will host the KSO 30th Annual Free Pilot Flying J Independence Day Concert on July 4, 2014 at World’s Fair Park at 8:00 p.m. This free, family-friendly concert includes patriotic tributes and a spectacular fireworks finale. Maestro Lucas Richman will conduct the orchestra in this annual concert as part of the City of Knoxville’s Festival on the Fourth.
Musical selections include “America the Beautiful,” “Star Spangled Banner,” “1812 Overture” and “Rocky Top.” Soloist Christopher Sanders, baritone will perform these patriotic tunes and more, including the powerful song “Wheels on a Dream” from the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime. The audience can also enjoy a featured performance by KSO Concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz, violin, for the fourth movement of Mozart’s Haffner Serenade No. 7.
The KSO is proud to partner with the City of Knoxville, Pilot Flying J and WBIR-TV for this Independence Day concert. Both the concert and the fireworks display will be live broadcast on WBIR-TV Channel 10.
3 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW :
1. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. The KSO will begin playing at 8:00 p.m. and the spectacular fireworks display will start at 9:30 p.m. (Blankets and lawn chairs encouraged).
2. Use Twitter Hashtag #KSOJuly4 to join the conversation! Tag @knoxsymphony or #KSOJuly4 on Twitter and Instagram to win a pair of Masterworks tickets for the upcoming season! Don’t forget to share your photos with us.
3. Scan a QR code to download the program to your smart phone. QR codes will be posted at the event. No paper needed!
The KSO has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee since 1935. Under the leadership of Lucas Richman, the orchestra consists of 80 professional musicians and performs 250 programs throughout East Tennessee each season. Performing in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre and the Civic Auditorium, and in non-traditional places like hospitals, school classrooms, city parks and churches, the KSO reaches more than 200,000 people throughout the region each year. For more information regarding the KSO or the Independence Day Concert, please call 865-291-3310 and tell us you’re coming on Facebook.