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Celebrate America’s independence with Transylvania University and the city of Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University and the city of Lexington will team up for the 27th year to celebrate America's independence on the campus of one of the nation's oldest colleges with a patriotic concert featuring the musical talents of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lexington Singers, on Sunday, July 3, at 8 p.m.

The free concert will begin at 8 p.m. with the "Star-Spangled Banner" and "My Old Kentucky Home." The Lexington Philharmonic will be led by Scott Terell, music director and conductor, and the Lexington Singers will be led by Jefferson Johnson, music director and conductor.

Other patriotic selections will be provided throughout the program, which will also include selections from movies such as "Apollo 13," "Harry Potter" and "Superman."

The concert annually draws a crowd upwards of 5,000 filling the expansive lawn of historic Old Morrison and stretching across Third Street to the Carnegie Center.

The Young at Heart Jazz Band of Central Kentucky will perform in Gratz Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Patriotic Concert is presented this year by PNC Bank and organized by the Downtown Lexington Corporation and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Transylvania University and Hilliard Lyons are Festival patrons.

Handicapped accessible parking will be available in the semi-circle driveway on Broadway between Third and Fourth streets.

For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120 or Tamara Deckard at the Downtown Lexington Corporation at (859) 425-2592.

6/27/2011

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