INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
MON, JULY 4 | 7:30 PM
Steven Karidoyanes, conductor
On the Plymouth Waterfront
Pilgrim Memorial State Park
The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 107th season in grand style, performing The Esther and Alcide Ruffini Fourth of July Concert, a free-to-the-public Independence Day celebration.
The Phil’s July 4th performance includes a 90th birthday tribute to a living Hollywood legend, John Williams. The orchestra performs his Liberty Fanfare composed for the rededication of the Statue of Liberty, the composer’s own flashy version of Hooray for Hollywood, and an authentic compilation of iconic John Williams movie themes stitched together when the composer received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. It includes music from Star Wars, Jaws, Superman, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and E.T.
Additional performance highlights include Tchaikovsky’s stirring 1812 Overture, a special reading by Plymouth Town Manger, Derek Brindisi, of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence accompanied by a lush symphonic score, a swinging medley of music made famous by Duke Ellington and, as a nod to Steven Spielberg’s recent movie adaptation, selections from Leonard Bernstein’s beautiful and fiery West Side Story.
The concert will be simulcast live on WATD 95.9-FM (listen online here!) and streamed live on our website, PACTV – Plymouth Area Community Access Television (Comcast channel 13 and Verizon Channel 43.)