July 4, 2017  8:00 pm

Tower Park 750 South Ft. Thomas Ave.,  Ft. Thomas, KY 41075

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra kicks off City of Ft. Thomas’s sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) celebration on Tuesday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. in Tower Park. To celebrate the City’s birthday together with America’s Independence the KSO presents “Let Freedom Sing,”— a musical retrospective that offers historical insight into America’s military conflicts dating from 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” (with the Campbell County Sheriff Color Guard) are also on the musical menu, along with traditional favorites — God Bless America, Victory at Sea, Yankee Doodle and Stars and Stripes Forever. Don’t miss the fireworks finale by Rozzi’s

Join Music Director James Cassidy, the KSO and KSO Chorale for a memorable Independence Day tribute and Birthday Bash — Tuesday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. at Tower Park in Ft. Thomas.  Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Picnics are welcome. Admission is free.

Free admission and parking. For more information, visit ftthomas.org.  Need directions click here.