SOST offers free 4th of July concert
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 at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, inside the Julie Rogers Theatre and is free and open to the public. Following the concert, at 9:00 p.m., the festivities conclude with a grand fireworks display.
The musical salute to our nation’s independence will include “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “From Sea to Shining Sea” and more. The orchestra will also perform Sousa’s “Washington Post March” under the direction of guest conductor Cynthia Wolf, winner of the Symphony Ball’s July 4th Guest Conductor auction item. SOST Executive Director Doug Fair will join the SOST trumpet section for a performance of “Bugler’s Holiday” in celebration of his one-year anniversary with the Symphony.
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 63rd season, “SOST, Around the World.” Visit www.sost.org for the complete season schedule.