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Springfield 'Pops in the Park' with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra on Saturday          Send a link to a friend

[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 Journal-Register.

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 agency.

[Illinois Symphony Orchestra news release]

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