KATONAH, N.Y. -- Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts invites the community to experience its Pops, Patriots and Fireworks event that includes a music performance, picnics on the lawn and a fireworks display on Friday, July 4.
The concert, beginning at 8 p.m., features a program full of Americana favorites including Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever", Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture and a selection of pop favorites to be performed by Westchester Symphonic Winds, led by conductor Curt Ebersole, saxophone soloist Lois Hicks-Wozinack and vocalist Ryan Silverman. Robert Sherman, who is known for working with WQXR for over half a century, will serve as the host for the day.
Westchester Symphonic Winds is a 60-piece wind and percussion ensemble with a permanent home at the Tarrytown Music Hall. Ebersole has served as the conductor/music director of the Westchester Symphonic Winds since 2008 and led them in their 2010 Avery Fisher Hall debut.
Silverman is making a return appearance at Caramoor after performing in the 2013 Summer Music Festival Opening Weekend production of "She Loves Me."
Currently appearing in "Side Show" at the Kennedy Center, his long list of credits include playing Billy Flynn in "Chicago" on Broadway, a Drama Desk and Drama League-nominated performance in the role of Giorgio in CSC’s production of "Passion" and the part of Raoul in "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway and in Las Vegas.
Hicks-Wozniak is currently the principal saxophonist with the Ridgewood (NJ) Concert Band and was previously a member of the United States Military Academy Band from 1996 to 2004. She actively performs around the New York Metropolitan and Hudson Valley region.
After the concert, the day will conclude with a fireworks display on the lawn.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Caramoor's website here.