Greenville Symphony adds free admission for this year’s Independence Day concert

Posted on: June 16, 2016

“The Greenville Symphony will return to Simpsonville’s Heritage Park for an Independence weekend concert featuring patriotic music and fireworks,” writes Paul Hyde in Monday’s (6/13) Greenville News (South Carolina). “This time, the show will be absolutely free. ‘We want the entire Upstate to be able to enjoy the Fourth of July with an amazing concert from one of the nation’s leading orchestras and a true fireworks spectacular,’ said Simpsonville Mayor Janice Curtis, speaking at a press conference Monday.” The July 2 concert led by Music Director Edvard Tchivzel will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, followed by “an 18-minute fireworks display to the tune of John Philip Sousa’s rousing ‘Stars and Stripes Forever.’ ” The Greenville Symphony “has performed Independence concerts for several years at Heritage Park’s Charter Spectrum Amphitheatre,” Hyde reports. “These were ticketed events that brought upwards of 5,000 people. That number could easily double with this year’s free admission. The amphitheater has a capacity of about 14,200, officials said.”   

Posted June 16, 2016