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Amelia Islander

Let Freedom Ring Concert

May 07, 2014 02:00AM
“Let Freedom Ring” is an annual Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra concert held on Amelia Island to kick off Memorial Day weekend. Audience-favorite Morihiko Nakahara has selected a program of orchestral variety and excitement, including Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever,” Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” and the “Armed Forces Salute.” Also included are Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” music from “Oklahoma” and the “William Tell Overture.” Robert Quinby, a long-time board member of ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for the Symphony) will open the program with the singing of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

The concert will be held at First Baptist Church on South 8th Street in Fernandina Beach, on Thursday, May 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 18 years old and younger, an affordable price for a concert by an orchestra of the JSO’s stature. The JSO encourages parents to take advantage of this wonderful family musical opportunity.

Advance tickets are available at The Book Loft, Front & Centre, the Fernandina Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Golf Club of Amelia and the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Tickets will also be available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. For information call (904) 321-4174.