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37th Annual Royal Fireworks Concert 

When: Sun., July 31, 9 p.m. 2016
Price: Free
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After a few years of uncertainty as to how this longstanding summer tradition would be able to continue, the Royal Fireworks Concert in Riverfront Park carries on, now in its 37th year. The evening spectacle of music, dance and light begins with Baroque-style ballet performances by local dancers in the park’s Lilac Bowl, at 7 and 8 pm, followed by the musical highlight of the evening. The 60-piece Royal Fireworks Band takes to the floating stage to perform classical compositions from the Baroque era, culminating with a choreographed fireworks display (around 10 pm) to Handel’s “Music for the Royal Fireworks.” The piece was originally written and performed in 1749, with more than 12,000 people in London turning out and even causing a traffic jam of carriages on their way to the show.

Sun, July 31, at 9 pm • Free; donations accepted • Riverfront Park • Seating in the Lilac Bowl and around the floating stage • facebook.com/royalfireworksconcert
— Chey Scott

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