Springfield 'Pops in the Park' with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra on
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[AUG. 29, 2006]
SPRINGFIELD -- The public is invited to attend
the fourth annual "Pops in the Park" concert with the Illinois Symphony
Orchestra on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the band shell at Douglas Park, 400 N.
MacArthur Blvd. Admission to the concert is free, and the Symphony Guild will
host a "Sweet Treats" bake sale beginning at 6 p.m.
Under the direction of Karen Lynne Deal, music director and
conductor, the orchestra will present a variety of patriotic
favorites, highlights from the upcoming season and a special
children's feature with selections from "Looney Tunes," "Pirates of
the Caribbean" and "Harry Potter."
Concertgoers are encouraged to
bring blankets or lawn chairs. Parking is available on-site. No
alcoholic beverages are permitted on park grounds, and the event
will be canceled in case of inclement weather. Handicap parking will
be available on the South side of Douglas Park.
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Returning this year as media sponsor of the event is The State
The Illinois Symphony Orchestra performs in Springfield and
Bloomington, drawing musicians from across Illinois, Iowa, Indiana,
Missouri and Wisconsin. For more information call 217-522-2838. The
orchestra is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state
[Illinois Symphony Orchestra