The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra offers its 25th Summer Series of free, family-friendly concerts at the historic amphitheater in Covington’s Devou Park. A tradition since WPA structure was built in 1939, musicians and entertainers have brought communities together at the concert bowl for shared and memorable experiences. More than 325,000 residents from across the region have attended the KSO’s varied, thematic summer concerts since 1995.
This summer the KSO and its subsidiary groups continue to offer universally appealing and nostalgic programming to the region on the following Saturdays beginning at 7:30 p.m.
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”
(She Bop Live)
7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019
The KSO’s studio orchestra celebrates 5 decades of popular female artists and girl bands — Patsy Cline, Whitney Houston, Adele, En Vogue, Taylor Swift, Patti LaBelle and many more. Whether you are a “Redneck Woman” or like to “Walk Like an Egyptian,” call your
gal pals and meet at the band shell to “Express Yourself,” and for a litte R-E-S-P-E-C-T! (Full playlist attached)
45s Without Words
(All about that tune)
7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2019
Back when writing a melody or catchy tune was celebrated, AM radio blasted the airwaves with instrumental hits into the 1990s. Then the age of electronica dawned and pop instrumental singles went the way of the floppy disk. The K-so Combo (together a small string section) authentically channel the jazz-fusion, blues, rock and funk songs without words of Santana, Booker T & the MGs, Edgar Winter, Herbie Hancock, Rush,
Herb Alpert… to mention but a few.
(Enchanted Slavic Classics)
7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019
A sizeable portion of the world’s most frequently performed orchestral repertoire hails from Russia. The KSO surveyed the dossiers of several Russian composers to cherry-pick these popular classics: Khachaturian’s enchanting Masquerade Suite, Borodin’s rollicking Polovtsian Dances and Rimsky-Korsakov’s seductive Scheherazade.
“The KSO’s Summer Series in this beautiful, tree-lined park is really about the community coming together. Few events today allow families, neighbors and friends to simply come out and share a relaxed and unique cultural moment together. Continuing a truly memorable tradition is what the KSO provides in part with the support of local corporate sponsors Toyota, DBL Law, Fischer Homes, and Schneller & Knochelmann” commented KSO Music Director and Founder, James Cassidy.
Join the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. — July 13, August 3 & 31.
Concessions are available on-site. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. For more information and directions, visit the KSO at www.kyso.org or call (859) 431-6216. $5 (per person) suggested donation. The TANK Shuttle from Covington Catholic to the band shell runs from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. and after the concert for $1 each way. Free parking in the park (though limited).