KY Symphony Orchestra Announces Free Summer Concert Series at DeVou, Fort Thomas Tower Parks

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra returns to its 2022 summer series on Saturday nights at its longtime summer home at Devou Park in Covington and Sunday night rehearsals at Tower Park in Fort Thomas.

After a few odd summers, the KSO is looking to return to its nostalgic, free, family-friendly regional gatherings with grateful audiences, great musicians and music.

This summer marks the orchestra’s 28th consecutive summer series of concerts in the parks. Although free, these performances are not free to produce. The volunteers at the donation boxes around the concert bowls will gratefully accept your contribution to continue this tradition of memory. The public is encouraged to register at kyso.org for weather updates and information.

KSO 2022 Summer Series at Devou & Tower Parks

madness of the steps

(Marches of classics, opera, ballet and film)

7:30 p.m. Saturday July 9 (Parc du Devou)
7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10 (Tower Park)

The KSO reviews the universally known marches of classics and film in its festive summer 2022 opening. Music associated with circus, weddings, graduation, opera, ballet, orchestras and to the symphonies constitutes the first half of the concert, while the award-winning marches of 20th century film scores close an evening of pomp and pageantry.

Sunday in the park with Steve

(A tribute to Stephen Sondheim)

7:30 p.m. Saturday August 6 (Parc du Devou)
7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 7 (Tower Park)

Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021) followed in the footsteps of his mentor Oscar Hammerstein to become one of the greatest in American musical theater history. Join the KSO for an evening of Sondheim hit songs from 11 shows including Company, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George and more, with reflections from the actress, friend and Sondheim protege Pamela Myers.

The pack is back!

(Sinatra, Martin and Davis)

7:30 p.m. Saturday September 3 (Parc du Devou)
7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 4 (Tower Park)

The Rat Pack (Frank, Sammy & Dean) arrives for a KSO-supported Labor Day weekend of song and antics. Sing along to ageless croon tunes like “Fly Me to the Moon “Volare” “Mr. Bojangles” and more. Dan Radank, Mickey James and Corey Tucker are backed by the KSO string big band.

The KSO will continue and expand its summer offerings to the NKY and Greater Cincinnati community.

For those wishing to avoid the outside crowds, dress rehearsals on Saturday mornings (7/9 & 9/3) at 10am at Devou Park (Covington) are open to those who wish to attend. Each program will air live Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m. from Tower Park (Ft. Thomas).

The KSO is generously supported by the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation, the Milburn Family, the Elsa Heisel-Sule Foundation, Wohlgemuth-Herschede, Cincinnati Summerfair, and Matinée Musicale Cincinnati, with the following local sponsors : St. Elizabeth Health Care, Fischer Homes, Duke Energy, Schneller Knochelmann Heating and Air, DBL Law, Regal Maid, Truist Bank and the cities of Covington and Fort Thomas for hosting the free 2022 Family Summer Program Series of the KSO.

Join the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. – July 9, August 7 and September 3 at Devou Park (Covington) and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. – July 10, August 7 and September 4 at Tower Park (Ft. Thomas).

Concessions and a few food trucks are available in Devou Park. Food trucks will be on site at Tower Park.

Bring blankets, picnics or lawn chairs.

For more information, registration and directions, visit the KSO at kyso.org or call (859) 431-6216. Suggested donation of $5 (per person). Free parking. TANK shuttles run from the Cov Cath parking lot to the Devou Strip Shell for $1 each way.

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