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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Returns to Tower Park, Devou Park this weekend

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra at Tower Park in 2020. FTM file. 

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The KSO kicks off its expanded 27th Summer Series in Devou and Tower Parks with a trumpet extravaganza on Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11.  

Back in the 1970s, trumpeters Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinsen, Don Ellis, Bill Chase and Chuck Mangione were hitting the pop, rock and jazz charts and appearing on national television shows with big band and combo acts that took trumpet playing to new virtuosic and stratospheric heights. These are the musicians who inspired trumpet players over the last several decades, including the talented trumpeters assembled to play this program — Matthew Anklan, Joshua Kauffman, Rob Parton, John Zappa and Hank Mautner.

Whether you like your trumpet playing mellow and soothing, or prefer high, loud and fast, you won’t want to miss Hornucopia. Seniors and others who wish to avoid crowds are invited to 
attend the Saturday 10:00 a.m. dress rehearsal at Devou Park.  Others can join the program streamed live at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 11 from Tower Park.

Join the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra in person Saturday at 7:30 p.m. — July 10 in Devou Park in Covington and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. — July 11 at Tower Park in Fort Thomas.  Concessions are available in Covington as is the TANK Shuttle from Covington Catholic starting at 6 p.m.. Food trucks will be on-site in Fort Thomas. Bring blankets, picnics or lawn chairs. For more information, registration and directions, visit the KSO at or call (859) 431-6216.  $5 (per person) suggested donation.  Free parking in both Devou and Tower Parks.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021 Devou Park Band Shell, Covington, KY
7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2021 Tower Park Amphitheater, Fort Thomas, KY

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