Former board chair of the Colorado Symphony and president of Anschutz Company, Cannon Y. Harvey will narrate Copland's A Lincoln Portrait at the Colorado Symphony's free July 3 concert: CBS4 Independence Eve presented by BBVA Compass. Written during World War II, A Lincoln Portrait features a narrator reading excerpts from Abraham Lincoln's great documents, including the Gettysburg Address.
The CBS4 Independence Eve presented by BBVA Compass features a light show and fireworks as symphonic favorites ring out across the park. The concert draws thousands of attendees who delight in the light show and inspirational music of the Colorado Symphony – all performed against the backdrop of Denver's City and County Building.
Concertgoers will enjoy a beautiful evening with the Colorado Symphony, led by resident conductor Scott O'Neil, in performance of music that is closely associated with Independence Day celebrations across the nation. The concert program includes Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Chadwick's Jubilee from Symphonic Sketches, and Bernstein's Three Dance Episodes from the 1944 musical On the Town, including "The Great Lover," which is based on the musical's hit song "New York, New York." Concertgoers will also enjoy favorites such as the Armed Forces Salute, Colonel Bogey March and Tchaikovsky's riveting 1812 Overture.