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Pops in the park back at Whataburger Field

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For those new to classical music, a symphony performance may seem daunting. Put your mind at ease, the most important aspect of attending any symphony performance, regardless if it’s the first time, or if one is a seasoned concert-goer, is to relax, listen, watch, and enjoy yourself.

Saturday, April 22nd  The Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra will host their sixth annual Pops in the Park concert. Once again, 71 talented musicians will perform at one of the best minor league baseball stadiums in the county…Whataburger Field

This year the Cathedral Choir will join with the Symphony Orchestra for the performance, conducted by Lee Gwozdtz. The theme, "A Roadtrip Across America," will be portrayed musically with such pieces as “On the Road Again,” “A Salute to the Armed Forces,” “Big Country,” “Georgia on my Mind,” “God Bless America,” “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” among others.

The production -- just over an hour in length -- culminates in a 10-minute fireworks display, complete with the Harbor Bridge lights choreographed to the orchestra’s patriotic music performance.

Children arriving early to the concert can enjoy time at the Orchestra Petting Zoo. Instruments on loan from a local music company will be demonstrated by high school music students. In keeping with including area students in the event, five small student choirs and three area high school brass ensembles will perform.

The Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra partners with C.C.I.S.D to motivate orchestra and band students to attend. Weeks before the performance, orchestra teachers are provided with a music packet so as to familiarize their students with the music that will be performed.

General admission costs $10 for adults, $5 for students, and is free for children 12 and under. Reserved seating behind home plate costs $35 for adults, $25 for students and $15 for children 12 and under. Visit the website to learn about VIP packages, or call the symphony at (361) 883-NOTE for more information.

Gates open to the public at 6 o'clock and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

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