Sources: All Things Michael |The Charlotte Symphony
The 2015 Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops series brings the music of John Philip Sousa, Stephen Foster, Irving Berlin and Michael Jackson for its outdoor Celebrate America tribute concerts on July 1-3.
Led by conductor Albert-George Schram, the show will also feature patriotic songs and a salute to United States armed forces. See the musical line up below:
|KEY/arr Ochoa||Star Spangled Banner|
|BERLIN/arr. Healey||God Bless America|
|SOUSA||Hail to the Spirit of Liberty|
|TRADITIONAL||A Salute to the Armed Services|
|BATES/arr. D’Angelo||America the Beautiful|
|CURIALE||Call of the Mountain|
|FOSTER/arr. Wendel||Stephen Foster Overture|
|VARIOUS/arr. Wendel||Back to the Fifties|
|JACKSON/arr. Vanacore||King of Pop Medley|
|GROFE||Ode to the Star Spangled Banner|
The gates at Symphony Park open at 5 p.m., so picnickers can settle in. Prelude performances begin at 7; the Charlotte Symphony performs at 8:15. Tickets for the July concerts are $16. (The extra $4 buys you fireworks.) Season passes for all summer programs are $48, and prices include state taxes.
For details, call 704-372-2000 or visit charlottesymphony.org.