Writer & Photographer / Marsha Shilts
The Hendricks Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, under the direction of Benjamin G. Del Vecchio, will present a free concert to celebrate July 4th. The concert will begin with patriotic music including “God Bless America,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Hoe Down” from Rodeo and Salute to the Armed Forces. After the first intermission, the Hendricks Symphony will feature popular music from the stage, screen and television.
Fireworks begin during the final section of the concert which includes “The 1812 Overture,” the rollicking “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.” The concert will be held at the Hummel Park Band Shell located at 1500 S. Center Street in Plainfield and will begin at 7:30 p.m.
This free concert is sponsored by the Plainfield Parks and Recreation Department and other community business partners. Hendricks Symphony season tickets will be available at the concert. Just bring your lawn chairs and picnic dinner. Fireworks begin at 9:55 p.m.