Happenings

Fanfare to Democracy

When: Tue., July 30, 5:30 p.m. 2019

The 400th anniversary commemoration of representative democracy will feature a FREE public concert by the Richmond Symphony at Historic Jamestowne on Jamestown Island, July 30th. Come see former Richmond Symphony Music Director, Mark Russell Smith in his first return performance since 2009! During the month of July, join us in the birthplace of American democracy – America’s Historic Triangle. American Evolution is organizing the 400th Anniversary of the First Representative Legislative Assembly in the Western Hemisphere, which was held in the summer of 1619 in Jamestown, Virginia. Bring your lawn chairs & blanket and enjoy live music from the Richmond Symphony performing pieces from American composers like John Williams, Duke Ellington, John Philip Sousa and more under the big tent! Program: Richmond Symphony Orchestra Mark Russell Smith, conductor John D’Earth, trumpet I. Morton Gould American Salute Charles Ives Variations on America Richard Wagner Overture to The Flying Dutchman Traditional Rolling River (Sketches on Shenandoah) arr. Peter Boyer Michael Abels Liquify John Williams The Patriot INTERMISSION II. John Williams Liberty Fanfare Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor From the New World Movementt II; Largo Duke Ellington Three Black Kings III. Martin Luther King John D’Earth, trumpet solo Spiritual Swing Low, Sweet Chariot arr. Michael Abels John D’Earth, trumpet solo Florence Price Excerpt from Mississippi Suite Carlos Chavez Excerpt from Symphony No. 2; Sinfonía india Katharine Lee Bates/ America the Beautiful Samuel Ward arr. Carmen Dragon John Philip Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever