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May 26, 2011

Location:  Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk
Date:  May 30, 2011
Time:  6pm-8pm, Park opens at 3pm
FREE and Open to the Public

WHRO Memorial Day Concert - Symphony in the Park

Monday, May 30, 2011
6-8pm, Park opens at 3pm
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk

FREE and Open to the Public

Co-Presented by: Virginia Symphony, Norfolk Festevents,
Virginia Arts Festival and WHRO

An inspired celebration of a great American holiday!  The sun sparkles over the river and the fountains as the lush sounds of the Virginia Symphony fill the air with music that proudly marks our nation's pride and patriotism.  Gather family and friends and be among the first to enjoy this new musical tradition - one you will want to enjoy each year!

Overview of Events

The early evening Symphony performance will embrace the solemn holiday with patriotic music that captures the spirit of Memorial Day. Under the direction of Grammy Award-winning Music Director JoAnn Falletta, The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will take guests on an unforgettable journey of joy and tribute. The program includes the iconic sounds of:

    * Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark and Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan by John Williams
    *  Victory at Sea by Richard Rodgers,
    * God Bless America by Irving Berlin,
    * Fanfare on Amazing Grace by Adolphus Hailstork
    *  Buckaroo Holiday, Hoe Down and Stars and Stripes Forever by Aaron Copland
    * as well as an encore by John Philip Sousa

 The evening is sure to bring the audience to their feet, and to tears.

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