City of Concord California

News Release

June 12, 2015

California Symphony presents Independence Day Spectacular July 3 at Concord Pavilion, with patriotic music, favorite music from Star Wars and West Side Story, and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture

Don't miss the Independence Day Spectacular program by the California Symphony at the Concord Pavilion on Friday evening, July 3 at 8 p.m. Gates open one hour before the performance.

After a 13-year hiatus, the California Symphony returns to the Pavilion with a program sure to entertain and delight audiences of all ages. In addition to patriotic favorites such as America the Beautiful and the Armed Forces Salute, the program features movie theme songs from Star Wars, Broadway tunes from musicals such as A Chorus Line and West Side Story, and stirring favorites including 76 Trombones and a George M. Cohan medley. Concord Mayor Tim Grayson will narrate the James Beckel piece "Liberty for All." For the grand finale, families will thrill to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.    Michael Berkowitz conducts the orchestra.

Tickets start at $25 ($10 for students under 18). Concert-goers can buy tickets with no service charge at the Pavilion box office on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for any show at the Pavilion. Tickets for the July 3 Spectacular are 30 percent off when patrons purchase both that concert and the Friday, August 21 performance of The Wizard of Oz Live, with the classic film on the big screen and the California Symphony performing the score. The box office is located on-site at 2000 Kirker Pass Rd.

Tickets are available online at, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at Sunvalley Shopping Center in Concord at the information desk and at select Walmart locations. For general Pavilion information, call (925) 676-8742.

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