I know, I know...you've heard the 1812 Overture a million times. And Sousa Marches and those stirring patriotic tunes. But there is something about outdoor 4th of July concerts that always seem to transcend the same old same old. Maybe it's the happy crowd or the smell from a thousand picnics, or maybe it's from seeing the joy on kid's faces experiencing it for the first time. And waiting expectantly for the fireworks.
Whatever it is, I never get tired of it.
The Knoxville Symphony's Independence Day Concert is one to try if you've never been, or even if you are regular. Of course, there's the usual patriotic music, but Lucas Richman usually programs an interesting selection of other works intended to entice listeners who are not regular attendees of KSO concerts. Next week, I'll have a bit more information on music details of the concert. In case you don't know, it's in World's Fair Park--concert starts at 8 pm, fireworks at 9:30. You'll want to get there early.
And save me some potato salad.