Salina Symphony arranges transportation to annual D-Day event for concertgoers

Posted on: May 30, 2017

“For the past five years, the Salina Symphony has partnered with the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home to commemorate D-Day with an outdoor concert of patriotic music and veteran recognition,” writes Gary Demuth in Sunday’s (5/29) Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas). “Some Salinans have not been able to attend the concert, however, because they either lack transportation to Abilene or choose not to drive after sunset. That’s why this year, the Salina Symphony has arranged for a charter bus to and from Salina so more people can enjoy the event…. The Symphony at Sunset concert typically attracts between 4,000 and 5,000 people, said Adrienne Allen, Salina Symphony executive director. ‘It’s become a yearly tradition for many people,’ she said.” Led by Music Director Ken Hakoda, the orchestra will perform patriotic music and film scores, and several numbers with fiddler Mike Ito. Samantha Kenner, communications director for the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home Kenner, “said it takes a lot of work to put together the Symphony at Sunset event each year, but the result is always rewarding. ‘It’s really fun to see so many generations together,’ she said.”

Posted May 30, 2017