Baltimore Symphony’s Star-Spangled Spectacular Kicks-off Independence Day Celebrations, July 2-3

BSO to perform at Germantown Glory in Montgomery County on July 4


The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra continues its tradition of performing the all-American holiday celebration Star-Spangled Spectacular with conductor Bob Bernhardt and featuring baritone Daniel Narducci on Saturday, July 2, 2011 and Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 8 p.m. at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md. The patriotic program opens with the winners of this year’s “O, Say Can You Sing?” competition singing the National Anthem and also features other patriotic classics, such as Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and John Philip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes. The evening will culminate in a display of fireworks. For more than 20 years, the BSO at Oregon Ridge has been a Baltimore‐area summer tradition, drawing tens of thousands for family fun, music and fireworks in the wooded enclaves of Oregon Ridge Park. Patrons are invited to arrive early with lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners or purchase food and drink from onsite venders for a full evening of entertainment with the BSO.

New this year, the BSO will be the featured performer at Germantown Glory, Montgomery County’s free annual July 4th celebration at South Germantown Recreational Park. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with children’s activities hosted by the BlackRock Center for the Arts. At 8 p.m., the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will perform a musical salute to America, made possible through the generous sponsorship of Hughes Network Systems and the Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.

The BSO announces three winners for its fourth annual “O, Say Can You Sing?” competition: Christian Hoff (July 2) from Towson, Md., Christian Stewart (July 3) from Waldorf, Md. and Rosanna Turchi (July 4) from Frederick, Md. These three exceptional young singers competed against more than 30 of the region’s best vocalists for the chance to sing the Star-Spangled Banner at the opening of the BSO’s Independence Day holiday programming.

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