Owensboro Symphony’s 2021-22 season, plus community and outdoor concerts

Posted on: April 26, 2021

“Owensboro Symphony CEO Gwyn Payne announced the group’s 2021-22 season Wednesday,” writes Bobbie Hayes in Thursday’s (4/22) Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, KY). “She unveiled upcoming events that will kick off June 5 with a Summer Salute free community concert featuring [singer-songwriter] Lee Greenwood … in McConnell Plaza…. In the past year, the group created the Symphony Stroll [performed for] audiences as they took a walk throughout Smothers Park.… Another event will be the Symphony’s annual Concert on the Lawn … on Kentucky Wesleyan College’s front lawn … Aug. 28…. Returning will be the Symphony Stroll Oct. 1 in Smothers Park, an event Payne said could be considered a positive outcome of the pandemic, as it was popular among audiences and musicians. The 2021-22 season officially will kick off with the ‘Home for the Holidays’ Christmas show in Cannon Hall [featuring] vocalist Michael Preacely, the Owensboro Symphony Chorus, and the Youth Orchestra. Kicking off the new year will be … Oscar-nominated and Oscar-winning songs…. [And] ‘Stairway to Schumann’ … will fuse … Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and … Robert Schumann’s Fourth Symphony and the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1…. In May, ‘One Fein Night featuring Michael Feinstein’ will [feature] pianist and vocalist Feinstein.”