KSO brings summer concerts to Devou Park

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra performs in the concert bowl at Devou Park.

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra performs in the concert bowl at Devou Park.

Saturdays, July 9, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., Devou Park concert bowl, Covington

In the 22nd edition of its summer concert series, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra plans three family-friendly concerts. Over the course of the programs, the KSO will perform 48 selections that will have crowds dancing, clapping and singing along. Here’s the lineup:

  • July 9 — “Pop Fitty (5 Decades of Pop — from The Beatles to Bruno Mars).” The KSO has all generations (as well as genres) covered, with such offerings as “Shake It Off,” “Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da,” “Vogue,” “We Are Family,” “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Uptown Funk” and more. The Kentucky Governor Scholars will be back for the first time since 2001.
  • Aug. 6 — “Catching the Sun.” The KSO unearths jazz gems by Chuck Mangione, Spyro Gyra, Eumir Deodato and Chick Corea.
  • Sept. 3 — “Straussing Out.” The KSO preps for its 25th season with a Viennese New Year-style celebration with music by the family von Strauss. There will be choirs, cartoons, gunfire, musical saw, singing,dancing and audience participation.

The concerts are free, but a $5 donation is suggested. Parking in the park is limited. The TANK Shuttle will run from Covington Catholic to the band shell from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and after the concerts for $1 each way.

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