The Esther and Alcide Ruffini Fourth of July Concert, a free-to-the-public Independence Day celebration.
& performance includes a 90th birthday tribute to a living Hollywood legend, John Williams. The orchestra performs his Liberty Fanfare composed for the rededication of the Statue of Liberty, the composers own flashy version of Hooray for Hollywood, and an authentic compilation of iconic John Williams movie themes stitched together when the composer received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. It includes music from Star Wars, Jaws, Superman, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and E.T.
Additional performance highlights include Tchaikovskys stirring 1812 Overture, a special surprise guest reading excerpts from the Declaration of Independence accompanied by a lush symphonic score, a swinging medley of music made famous by Duke Ellington and, as a nod to Steven Spielbergs recent movie adaptation, selections from Leonard Bernsteins beautiful and fiery West Side Story.
The concert will be broadcast live on WATD 95.9-FM and streamed live on PACTV, Plymouth Area Community Access Television (Comcast channel 13 and Verizon Channel 43.)