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Freedom Days 2008
Fourth of July in the Woodlands
News Release
Wednesday, July 02, 2008

THE WOODLANDS IS THE PLACE TO BE ON THE 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND

Begin the 4th of July Celebration early with the traditional free patriotic concert at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on Thursday, July 3 beginning at 8 pm.

This annual event features the Houston Symphony with a selection of spirited favorites complete with the firing of cannons and sing-alongs.

The gates open at 6:30 pm with pre-concert activities including Uncle Sam and free photos with lovable mascot of The Woodlands Puffy Pine Cone (pictured right) from 6:45 – 7:45 pm. The concert has been sponsored by The Woodlands Development Company since its inception in 1990.

The Symphony will be led by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski with special guest vocalist, Kaitlyn Lusk. They will perform pieces from the Judy Garland songbook including “The Trolley Song”, “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe” and “Over the Rainbow” as well as “God Bless America” and the “American Anthem” from Ken Burns’ celebrated documentary The War. The evening’s program also includes a variety of traditional favorites; American classics; sing-alongs including “Service Medley”, a tribute to our Armed Forces; John Williams’ “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” in anticipation of this summer’s Olympic Games; and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” complete with cannons firing from atop The Pavilion hill. Don’t miss this rousing salute to our American heritage! It’s sure to get everyone in the 4th of July spirit.






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