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Phil the Park Returns to Forsyth with Picnic and Concert
This year's Phil the Park is themed "Movies in Concert" and is free and open to the public. Returning with great gusto is the long standing community tradition of the Picnic Competition, which is sure to garner creative, cinematically inspired displays. Whether one brings a basket filled with elaborate décor and a social media-worthy charcuterie board, or takes a simpler approach with a picnic blanket and delicious fare from one of the many food trucks onsite, this year's competition will spark the spirited celebration of the SavPhil's official return to Forsyth Park.
All competition participants will need to register onsite starting at 4:00 PM. Everyone gathered on the lawn can enjoy performances by the Savannah Music Festival Jazz Academy (https://www.savannahmusicfestival.org/
At 7 PM, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra will take the main stage, led by Music and Artistic Director Keitaro Harada, the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus, led by Chorus Master Paul Thornock, as well as special guest artists, including Clarksdale Delta Blues artist Anthony "Big A" Sherrod, internationally recognized soprano Andrea Ross, and American Traditions Vocal Competition winner Colleen Allard-Smith. Together, the Philharmonic, Chorus, and guest artists will perform a variety of songs from blockbuster movie hits throughout the decades.
The return of Phil the Park also marks the launch of a full season for the Savannah Philharmonic, with a reinvigorated and more accessible approach to programming and subscription packages. The Savannah Philharmonic and Savannah Philharmonic Chorus will perform seven concerts as part of the 2022-23 season—including six at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts (https://www.lucastheatre.com/)
For further information, please visit: https://savannahphilharmonic.org.