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Free Concert: Star-Spangled Salute by the Houston Symphony – July 3





On July 3, the Houston Symphony will present the Star-Spangled Salute as a celebration of Independence Day. The concert event is free.  The symphony, led by conductor Michael Krajewski, will perform several classic patriotic songs, such as “God Bless America,” “Fanfare and Star-Spangled Banner.”   The performance will conclude with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture – complete with cannons firing from atop the hill at the Pavilion.   Special guest Space Station Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield will be joined by the Pearl Hall Elementary Children’s Choir to present an original song called “Big Smoke,” a piece written by Hadfield’s brother during a shuttle launch.  Pre-concert activities include singing patriotic songs with American legends such as Betsy Ross and Paul Revere, arts and crafts and interacting with various orchestral instruments at the Pavilion Partners Instrument Petting Zoo.   The gates open and pre-concert activities begin at 6:30 p.m. The concert starts at 8 p.m.

July 3, 2011 – 8:00pm  –  Gates Open: 6:30 p.m.
STAR-SPANGLED SALUTE
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Woodlands

Michael Krajewski, conductor

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