The popular Concert Band of the Bleckley County High School with their Director Louis Foster will kick off the event at 5pm, performing Big Band and patriotic tunes. At 6pm the Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra will take the stage to play movie hits, popular marches, and other favorites to end its successful and most active fourth season on a cozy and light note before the summer break. The evening will be concluded with a special appearance by Back City Woods, a band that has just released its second CD making a name for themselves far beyond their local roots by invigorating Southern Rock, Country, and Bluegrass with a subtle new twist.
“The Outdoor Pops Concert is just a fun way to finish our tremendously exciting season,” smiles Dr. Charles Quinn. “We’ve accomplished a phenomenal lot again this year, playing eleven concerts with inaugural appearances in Warner Robins, Macon, and Perry beyond our regular concerts in Cochran and Hawkinsville. The OSO has also played more demanding and bigger works than ever and has altogether risen to an entirely new level as a group, really kind of a miracle but also the result of a lot of hard and persistent work. So tonight, we’ll just take the opportunity to musically wind down, to relax and enjoy our accomplishments together with our friends and supporters and make new ones.”
Children 12 and under are always free at OSO concerts, students with I.D. pay $5 at the door. Advance tickets for adults are on sales for only $15 for adults and available at ComSouth or the Hairshop on Beech Street in Cochran.
Tickets may also be ordered by mail (write to: OSO, P.O. Box 684, Cochran, GA 31014) or purchased on the orchestra’s website: www.ocmulgeesymphonyorchestra.com. For more information and for group rates call 478-934-9575.
For more information please visit: www.ocmulgeesymphonyorchestra.com or join the OSO group on Facebook.
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Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra—Music Everywhere the Ocmulgee River Flows
Established in 2007 by Dr. Charles L. Quinn, the Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra is a professional group that strives to provide high-quality classical music to residents of the Central Georgia area. The 50+ musicians that make up the orchestra’s core come from a total of 17 nations and 4 continents with one common goal: to enrich the area’s cultural life and bring the great tradition of classical music Georgians that would otherwise have no access. The orchestra is supported by a non-profit volunteer platform called FOTO (Friends of the Orchestra).