Our 23rd Summer in Covington’s Devou Park Bandshell
7:30 p.m. Saturdays July 8, August 5 and Sept 2
Join us under the stars again this summer as the KSO presents another spectucular series of free, family-friendly performances in the beautiful, natural setting of Devou Park Bandshell. The series, sponsored by Toyota, has become a family tradition for thousands of Greater Cincinnatians from both sides of the river. Come on down, bring a picnic basket, sit back and make some memories that will last a lifetime.
Suggested donation: $5 per person
July 8: Let Freedom Sing
Area vocalists Rob Reider and Nancy James, along with the KSO Chorale, join forces with the KSO to celebrate and give thanks for our nation’s freedom.
Program Highlights: “Yankee Doodle,” “Battle of New Orleans,” “Ashokan Farewell,” “Over There,” “Ballad of the Green Berets,” “You Can’t Blame Your Uncle Sammy,” God Bless America,” etc.
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Aug. 5: Fit as a Fiddle II
The KSO reprises the Beethoven 5K Run — see if you can run a 5K before we finish Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 — and then gets you in shape with an orchestra-accompanied aerobics class in “Sweatin’ to the Symphony.” It’s all part of our participation in Covington’s Outdoor Weekend.
Don’t need a workout? No problem. Just relax and enjoy the parade of classical favorites!
Program Highlights: Beethoven Symphony No. 5; Well-known works and excerpts by Bizet, Mozart, Prokofiev, Smetana, Khachaturian, Tchaikowsky, Offenbach, Rossini, J. Strauss, Grieg, Brahms, Sousa, Massenet and more.
Sept. 2: Remembering ‘WKRP’
We’re livin’ on the air in Cincinnati again! The KSO Boogie Band brings back tunes by Toto, Michael Jackson, Bob Seger, the Pointer Sisters, Queen, and more that were heard on WKRP in Cincinnati, Cincy’s favorite fictional radio station. The classic sitcom ran from 1978-82.
Program Highlights: WKRP Theme, “Hold the Line,” “ For the Love of Money,” “Rise,” “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Le Freak,” “Old Time Rock & Roll” and many more.
How to get there
Don’t forget you can take TANK’s Park-n-Ride shuttle from Covington Catholic High School to Devou Park. Service starts at 6 p.m.
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The KSO is grateful to have a corps of dedicated and community-minded sponsors to help support the Summer Series, but they still don’t cover the costs of mounting these exciting, high-quality performances. Why not consider making a donation to keep the music playing?