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A CHANGE AT SYMPHONY ON THE PRAIRIE

INDIANAPOLIS — The Star-Spangled Symphony is back with Conner Prairie’s Symphony on the Prairie until July 4th.  However, there will be a noticeable change to its musical lineup.

The symphony usually fires cannons with the “1812 Overture.”  This year, Star-Spangled Symphony conductor Alfred Savia told WISH TV that the composition will be replaced with “Liberty For All.”

The “1812 Overture” was composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky in 1880.  It is a song that honors a major Russian military victory during the Napoleonic Wars.  Due to recent events with Russia – namely involving Ukraine – Savia felt a different song would be in order.

You can learn more about the military victory at History.com.  If you are interested in seeing the Star-Spangled Symphony perform at Symphony on the Prairie, get tickets at indianapolissymphony.org.

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