This live stream is on Capitol Hill for the 4th July A Capitol Fourth concert:
Broadcast live on PBS and NPR, the concert is viewed and heard by millions across the country and the world, as well as attended by more than half a million people at the Capitol. The concert finale begins with a rendition of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture by the National Symphony Orchestra (complete with cannon fire from the United States Army Presidential Salute Battery and the concluding verse sung by the Choral Arts Society) and the National Park Service's fireworks show above the Washington Monument. Following the 1812 Overture, a series of John Philip Sousa's best-known marches are played.
For 2012, The free event will be hosted by Tom Bergeron, the host of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, and will feature performances from funk lends Kool and the Gang, country star Josh Turner as well as actors Matthew Broderick and “Glee’s”
The festivities also include the National Symphony Orchestra, the Coral Arts Society of Washington, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, Quantico Marine Corps Band and the U.S. Army Ceremonial band as well as a 17 minute fireworks show launched from the Reflecting Pool at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress, the legislature of the federal government of the United States. Located in Washington, D.C., it sits atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall. Though not in the geographic center of the District of Columbia, the Capitol is the origin by which the quadrants of the District are divided.