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Posted on: August 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Bryan Symphony Orchestra community concert Sept. 2 at Dogwood Park

Bryan Symphony Orchestra performs at Dogwood Park

COOKEVILLE – The Bryan Symphony Orchestra is expected to attract a big crowd Sept. 2 at Dogwood Park.

The annual community concert event will begin with children’s activities at 6:30 p.m., followed by music at 7:30 p.m. at the performance pavilion. Admission is free.

“Cookeville Leisure Services is proud to partner with the symphony to present this concert in the park,” Chad McDonald, cultural arts superintendent, said. “It brings the biggest crowd we see all year, with 1,500-2,500 people coming to hear some great music led by Maestro Dan Alcott.”

The music – performed by professional musicians from throughout Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama, as well as faculty and select students from Tennessee Tech University – will include excerpts from “West Side Story,” “Swan Lake,” this season’s “La Boheme” and a selection of patriotic classics.

“The outdoor concert is always my favorite event of the year,” Rachel Salter, Bryan Symphony Orchestra Association executive director, said. “It’s a great concert for families to participate in on a summer evening. When the whole community comes together to enjoy a live concert, it really does create something special.”

The concert is sponsored by Sam and Diane Glasgow, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Cookeville Arts Council.

Children’s activities will include crafts pertaining to the music, such as composer finger puppets, Puerto Rican masks and flags for “West Side Story,” crowns and tiaras to wear during “Swan Lake,” ribbons to honor veterans, as well as activities and games involving maps and stamps.

Concert attendees may bring lawn chairs and blankets or use the tiered permanent seating. Concessions are available. Prizes will be given away.

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move to the Bryan Fine Arts Building on the campus of Tennessee Tech University.

For more information about concerts in Dogwood Park, 30 E. Broad St., call 931-528-1313.

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