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July 7 concert IS postponed to Thursday, July 8 at 7 PM
An Independence Day Celebration
We kick off our 2021 season with the WCO's annual Independence Day celebration, featuring John Williams and the 1812 Overture. Guest soloist, Antonio Wu, pianist, our Young Artist Concerto Competition 2020 Winner, will be performing Capriccio Brillant by Mendelssohn, who was himself barely a teenager when he wrote this movement work for piano and orchestra.
John Williams’ Summon the Heroes is a tribute to triumph over adversity. This year marks its 25th anniversary as the theme music to the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta. A celebration of Broadway with the music of George Gershwin and Kurt Weill, this concert also honors our veterans with the Armed Forces Salute. To end the evening, the first of an extraordinary summer together, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture will resound around Breese Stevens Field.