Philharmonic Kicks Off Free Summer Season

By Emily Dwire
By Rachel Martin

June 23, 2013 Updated Jun 23, 2013 at 11:42 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – A little rain didn't keep the Fort Wayne Philharmonic from kicking off their summer season.

It was their first of four shows Sunday night called, “Patriotic Pops.” The Philharmonic’s President and CEO J.L. Nave says it's a Fort Wayne tradition to begin the area's Independence Day celebrations with patriotic songs like “Yankee Doodle” and the National Anthem.

Other shows in the season include "I Love A Piano", a preview of the Masterworks series, and "Flamenco Fire", all of which will be showcased at the outdoor Foellinger Theatre.

"We absolutely want people to come down. Again, the concerts are free thanks to anonymous donor. It's beautiful weather, it's covered so it's really not that hot out here. There's just really no excuse not to come out and enjoy the orchestra that we're so fortunate to have here in Fort Wayne,” said Nave.

Nave says this is the first summer season where all the philharmonic's shows are free to the community. For more details on performances go to News Links on our homepage and click “Fort Wayne Philharmonic”.

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