Symphony opens 33rd season under the stars at Lincoln Park

The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra’s 33rd season gets under way with the Wells Fargo Evening Under the Stars, a free concert featuring the symphony, Centennial Band and percussion ensemble Talking Rhythms.

The concert will start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at Lincoln Park. The concert is dedicated to World War II veterans and is a celebration of the 65th anniversary since the end of the war.

Plan to relax and enjoy the evening by bringing a lawn chair and picnic to the park or visit the Symphony Guild’s Brats in Park, which will sell food beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Talking Rhythms will open the concert with a Calypso program with steel drums. The group creates interactive percussion presentations and percussion ensemble performances that explore the world of percussion and drums.

The Centennial Band, a volunteer community band, was formed in 1981 for the 100-year celebration of Grand Junction.

The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, which plans a season featuring the music of Paganini, Handel, Beethoven, Vivaldi, the Eagles and others, is currently offering season subscriptions and single-concert tickets at http://www.gjsymphony.org, by calling 243-6787 and at the symphony office in the Alpine Bank Building, 225 N. Fifth St., Suite 120.


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