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Delaware Symphony Orchestra joins Wilmington's Independence Day festivities

Jul 3, 2018

If you head to the Wilmington Riverfront for July 4th festivities Wednesday, you can take in a concert celebrating American music.



The Delaware Symphony Orchestra makes its first summer outdoor appearance in six years, returning to Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park this Fourth of July.

“We’re delighted to be working again with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs for this free performance of the DSO. It’s at the Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park beginning at 8 p.m. It’s kind of the culminating event of a full day of activities that the City puts on. They have all kinds of activities for families, for children…..,” said Alan Jordan, executive director of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.

The DSO’s program will feature music by American composers, including Dudley Buck’s Festival Overture, Fanfare for the Common Man and a set of marches and other music by John Philips Sousa, the Armed Forces Salute.

The DSO concert is part of Riverfront Day activities that include tours of the Kalmar Nyckel and a Riverboat Queen Barbeque Cruise.  Events begin at 12:30 p.m. and conclude with fireworks at dusk.

To get more information about the July 4th events on the Riverfront, click here.