The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra offers its 25th Summer Series of free, family-friendly concerts at the historic amphitheater in Devou Park. A tradition since WPA structure was built in 1939, musicians and entertainers have brought communities together at the concert bowl for shared and memorable experiences. More than 325,000 residents from across the region have attended the KSO’s varied, thematic summer concerts since 1995.
Saturday, July 13th
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”
The KSO’s studio orchestra celebrates 5 decades of popular female artists and girl bands — Patsy Cline, Whitney Houston, Adele, En Vogue, Taylor Swift, Patti LaBelle and many more. Whether you are a “Redneck Woman” or like to “Walk Like an Egyptian,” call your gal pals and meet at the band shell to “Express Yourself,” and for a litte R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
Saturday, August 3rd
45s Without Words
Back when writing a melody or catchy tune was celebrated, AM radio blasted the airwaves with instrumental hits into the 1990s. Then the age of electronica dawned, and pop instrumental singles went the way of the floppy disk. The K-so Combo (together a small string section) authentically channel the jazz-fusion, blues, rock and funk songs without words of Santana, Booker T & the MGs, Edgar Winter, Herbie Hancock, Rush, Herb Alpert... to mention but a few.
Saturday, August 31st
A sizeable portion of the world’s most frequently performed orchestral repertoire hails from Russia. The KSO surveyed the dossiers of several Russian composers to cherry-pick these popular classics: Khachaturian's enchanting Masquerade Suite, Borodin's rollicking Polovtsian Dances and Rimsky-Korsakov's seductive Scheherazade.
"The KSO's Summer Series in this beautiful, tree-lined park is really about the community coming together. Few events today allow families, neighbors and friends to simply come out and share a relaxed and unique cultural moment together. Continuing a truly memorable tradition is what the KSO provides in part with the support of local corporate sponsors Toyota, DBL Law, Fischer Homes, and Schneller & Knochelmann" - KSO Music Director and Founder, James Cassidy.
Concessions are available on-site. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. For more information and directions, visit the KSO at www.kyso.org or call (859) 431-6216. $5 (per person) suggested donation. The TANK Shuttle from Covington Catholic to the band shell runs from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. and after the concert for $1 each way. Free parking in the park (though limited).