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Posting Date: June 13, 2011

Georgia Symphony Orchestra to perform outdoor concert at KSU
Performance includes patriotic fireworks display

For media inquiries: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Director of Public Relations,
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KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State University presents the fourth annual Star Spangled Spectacular on the Campus Green featuring the Georgia Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as the Cobb Symphony Orchestra) at the outdoor Starlight Summer Concert Series on Sunday, June 26 at 8 p.m.

The concert is free, and the public is invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics to the Campus Green to enjoy the performance. Concessions will be available and a fireworks display will follow the performance.

For six decades, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra has maintained a record of artistic excellence through critically acclaimed performances that feature dedicated professional musicians. With selections that include patriotic themes, music from American theater and film classics and standard orchestral repertoire, the Georgia Symphony is "sure to present an entertaining performance," says David Daly, director of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center and coordinator of the event.

The evening also includes solo performances of Broadway selections by KSU Musical Theatre Ensemble students and a musical setting of Ernest Thayer's poem "Casey at the Bat," with narration by KSU Associate Professor Harrison Long.  "The evening," Daly explains, "finishes with a bang as the orchestra plays favorite Sousa marches to accompany the fireworks display."

"We are excited to show the community what great talent resides here on our campus," says Daly, "and we want to welcome all to come and enjoy themselves at this special community event."

Admission on the Campus Green begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, including directions, parking and the FAQ, visit Starlight or call the KSU box office at 770-423-6650.

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.


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