Symphoria to Perform Free Concert at Fort Ontario on July 16th
On Sunday, July 16th, at 7:30 PM, Symphoria, Central New York’s musician-led cooperative orchestra, will perform a free outdoor concert at Fort Ontario State Historic Site in Oswego, New York as part of the City of Oswego Summer Concert Series. The stage will be set up on the bluff overlooking Oswego Harbor, just outside the old stone fort, with a Lake Ontario sunset for a backdrop.
Musical selections will include Glinka’s RUSLAN AND LUDMILLA OVERTURE, followed by SELECTIONS FROM THE CARMEN SUITES 1 & 2 by Bizet, Strock’s WHERE SHALL WE GO, Beethoven’s SYMPHONY #5, 1st Movement, and Oswego composer Bill Palange’s SAFE HAVEN. After a short intermission Symphoria will perform Gould’s AMERICAN SALUTE, Wagner’s UNDER THE DOUBLE EAGLE: MARCH, Williams HYMM TO THE FALLEN, GOD BLESS AMERICA by Berlin, Steffe’s BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, and STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER by Sousa.
Concert goers are advised to bring their own chairs and blankets as no seats will be provided. The ramparts of the old stone fort will be made available for seating after 5:00 PM. A 12’ x 20’ United States flag donated by the Oswego Elks will be flown for the first time on the flagpole that was only recently provided with spot-lights.
Funding for the concert by Symphoria was provided by a grant from the Shineman Foundation, with support from the City of Oswego and City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow. During World War II Fort Ontario served as the only refugee shelter in the entire United States for victims of the Nazi Holocaust. Fort Ontario State Historic Site is located at the North end of East Fourth Street in the City of Oswego, New York. For more information on the concert or Fort Ontario contact Paul Lear at (315) 343-4711, or Paul.Lear@parks.ny.gov.