Conroe Symphony Orchestra and Guest Artist Harvey Dunn Celebrate with a Patriotic Concert July 3

By: Debra Ford
| Published 06/17/2021



Let freedom and music ring once again. The Conroe Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of its new Music Director & Conductor, Ms. Anna-Maria Gkouni, presents a FREE Patriotic Concert, Stars, Stripes & Symphony on July 3 at 7:30 P.M. at Heritage Place in downtown Conroe. Guest artist, Harvey Dunn, of PaintJam will accompany the orchestra with a special artistic tribute to Independence Day. The concert also includes a Super Hero Cape Parade for kids and a tribute to the Armed Forces.

Stars, Stripes & Symphony will feature patriotic favorites such as the Col Bogey March, The Cowboys Overture- by John Williams, American Salute, Broadway Showstoppers, Treemonisha by Scott Joplin, America the Beautiful, American Symphonette No.2 by Morton Gould, Greek Dances by Nikos Skalkottas, Armed Forces Salute and Stars and Stripes.

This concert will feature a versatile selection of American composers. “Celebrating American culture, we’re pleased to present to our audience a range of all-time favorite American patriotic music, jazz and ragtime inspired selections, as well as film and famous Broadway tunes,” said Music Director & Conductor, Anna-Maria Gkouni. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for such a long time as have been all of our players and we can’t wait to be playing music for the community again. We know music has been missing from our community and this will be a stirring, musical homecoming for all of us.” This is one of the favorites of the concert season with music for every family member.

Accompanying the orchestra is Guest Artist, Harvey Dunn of PaintJam, painting with a unique twist. Dunn will perform alongside the CSO during America the Beautiful and the Armed Forces Salute. Dunn wields an extraordinary paint brush and with talented, swift strokes brings an entertaining, and artistic surprise element to the night.

Plus, kids can take part in a Super Hero Cape Parade kicking off the night with a march through Heritage Park alongside Ben Franklin and George Washington. Children ages 3-10 are invited to wear a super hero cape from home or create one at a special activity table, which opens at 7 p.m.

Stars, Stripes & Symphony is free and open to the public. Heritage Place is located at 500 Collins Street in downtown Conroe. Bring a chair or blanket and get ready to share in a truly memorable community event, celebrating freedom, music, and a shared love of musical arts.

The Conroe Symphony Orchestra is supported in part by funds from the City of Conroe and The Texas Commission on the Arts. The July 3 concert is also supported in part with funds from

Montgomery County Community Foundation and the Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts. The Conroe Symphony Orchestra is a member of the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance and the Texas Association of Symphony Orchestras.

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