July 7, 2017  7:30 pm

***Moved to Kings High School, 5500 Columbia Rd, Mason, OH 45040***

Cottell Park 5847 Irwin-Simpson Road Mason, OH 45040

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra ventures to Deerfield Township, OH to show the colors on Friday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m., in Cottell Park. “Let Freedom Sing,” is a musical retrospective that offers historical insight into America’s military conflicts since 1776. The first half of the program chronologically weaves an eclectic group of tunes associated with U.S. wars and military engagements, from the Revolutionary War through the Mogadishu, Somalia event, captured in the film Black Hawk Down. Local television veterans Rob Reider and Nancy James join the KSO for a patriotic pastiche including “The Battle of New Orleans,” “ The Ballad of the Green Berets,” “Over There” and “You Can’t Blame Your Uncle Sammy.” A stirring rendition of Dwayne Obrien’s “We Remember” with bagpipes and orchestra and The Story of the “Star Spangled Banner” are also on the musical menu, along with traditional favorites — God Bless America, Victory at Sea, Yankee Doodle and Stars and “Stripes Forever.”

Join Music Director James Cassidy, the KSO and KSO Chorale (including a number of singers from the Mason Chorale) for a memorable Independence Day tribute — Friday July 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of Kings High School—5500 Columbia Rd., Mason, OH 45040. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Picnics are welcome. Admission is free.

This program is sponsored in part by Deerfield Township and The Roehr Agency.

Free admission and parking. For more information, visit the the-arts-alliance.org.

Directions: Take I-71 North to Kings Mills Rd Exit (#25).  Turn right off the exit ramp onto Kings Mills Rd.  Turn Right on Columbia Rd. Kings High School is on your left.  Look for the school’s Gymnasium.

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