Orchestras nationwide to be featured in CNN July 4 special

Posted on: June 30, 2021

“As the nation continues to move toward a return to normal, CNN will celebrate the reopening of the country with a special, live July 4th prime-time program featuring fireworks displays from coast-to-coast and musical performances celebrating the United States’ diversity,” reports Veronica Stracqualursi on Friday (6/25) at CNN. “CNN’s ‘Fourth in America Special’ will air Sunday, July 4 starting at 7 p.m. ET, the network announced Thursday. CNN anchors Dana Bash, Don Lemon, Victor Blackwell and Ana Cabrera will host coverage as the US celebrates its independence and collective effort to overcome Covid-19 pandemic.” In addition to performances by pop, rap, R&B, and country artists, “other performers include the Harlem Gospel Choir, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra led by Principal Conductor Thomas Wilkins … New York Youth Symphony, the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Pacific Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony,” and several military bands. “This primetime special will highlight firework shows in cities from coast to coast … In addition to airing worldwide on CNN, ‘Fourth in America’ will also be streamed live on CNN.com’s homepage and across mobile devices.”