Plymouth Philharmonic – Special 1 webfodder1 June 17, 2022


MON, JULY 4  |  7:30 PM

Steven Karidoyanes, conductor

On the Plymouth Waterfront
Pilgrim Memorial State Park


4th of July Plymouth Phil

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.)


7:30 PM Monday, July 4 (rain date: Tues, July 5)

Pilgrim Memorial State Park, DCR

on the Plymouth Waterfront, across from Brewster Gardens

Followed by the town’s fireworks display!

Digital Program Book - Independence Day Celebration 2022
View the concert program

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Esther and Alcide Ruffini and the Ruffini Charitable Trust
James Spooner Trust
Town of Plymouth Promotions Fund
WATD, 95.9-FM 
PACTV, Plymouth Area Community Access Television
The 107th Season of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency