Celebrate Independence Day with free Symphony concert

Published 9:50 am Monday, June 13, 2016

Special to The Leader

BEAUMONT — The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) once again joins the City of Beaumont for the annual July 4th Celebration in downtown Beaumont. The orchestra’s patriotic concert will be held on Monday, July 4, at 8 p.m., inside the Julie Rogers Theatre and is FREE and open to the public. Following the concert, at 9 p.m., the festivities conclude with a grand fireworks display.

The musical celebration of our nation’s independence will feature such well-loved marches as “The Stars and Stripes Forever,”  “National Emblem” marches, “Summon the Heroes” and more. A new feature this year will have the orchestra joined by the vocal talents of the Calvary Baptist Church chorus performing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

The concert will also include a “Salute to the Armed Forces” honoring servicemen and women from past and present. The July 4th performance is always a lively celebration of our great nation and is sure to be as explosive as the fireworks show that follows.

Lawn chairs and coolers are not permitted inside the Julie Rogers Theatre.

The premiere sponsor of the July 4th concert is ExxonMobil. Concert contributors include HEB, Mobiloil Federal Credit Union, Marine Fueling, the Symphony League of Beaumont and the City of Beaumont.

The July 4th concert will lead the way into the upcoming 64th season, “SOST Fantastique.” Visitwww.sost.org for the complete season schedule.

For more information about the Symphony of Southeast Texas, or to purchase season tickets, call (409) 892-2257 or e-mail sost@sost.org.