Free 'Pops in the Park' with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra
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[SEPT. 3, 2005]
BLOOMINGTON -- The public is invited to attend
the second annual "Pops in the Park" concert with the Illinois
Symphony Orchestra on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Miller Park in
Bloomington. The Pantagraph is once again sponsoring the event.
Admission to the concert is free and a "Symphony Sweet Treats" bake
sale will be at 6 p.m. An official from the Red Cross will be on
hand to accept donations toward Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Karen Lynne Deal, music director and conductor, will lead the
Illinois Symphony Orchestra in "A Patriotic Parade," which will
include a variety of patriotic and pops concert favorites.
The concert will be at the band shell in the park, and attendees
are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. No alcoholic
beverages are permitted on park premises, and the event will be
canceled in case of inclement weather.
The Illinois Symphony Orchestra performs not only in Springfield
but also in Bloomington, drawing musicians from across Illinois,
Iowa, Indiana, Missouri and Wisconsin. For more information call
(217) 522-2838 or visit
The orchestra is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council,
a state agency.
[Illinois Symphony Orchestra