Symphony concert to end with a bang
Post Independent Staff
The sound of bombs bursting will fill the air at Two Rivers Park on Sunday.
Symphony in the Valley is holding its premiere free outdoor concert at 6 p.m. and firing the Smuggler’s Mine cannon Jay Parker owns to finish the show.
“I know it’s going to be pretty loud, in a certain part,” said Karin White, a symphony piccolo player who co-founded the community orchestra 12 years ago. “Hopefully it will go off in the right parts. I have played this certain piece before when it went off on the wrong times. But ours should really be a fun show.”
The group will offer Sunday’s concert to thank the community for its continued support throughout the year.
“It’s our way of giving back to the community and showing our appreciation to all of our patrons,” White said. She retired from City Market three years ago and has stayed in Glenwood Springs, despite professing to her fellow symphony members that she would move away from the valley.
The orchestra will play American favorites such as “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” “God Bless America” (with vocals by Kristen Carlson) and “Colonel Bogey March” from the movie “Bridge on the River Kwai.”
The concert will conclude with a rousing rendition of the 1812 Overture, which celebrates the end of war.
“It’s usually played outside because booms will be going off,” White said.
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