Riverside National Cemetery will once again be the site of one of the Inland Empire’s most beloved 4th of July traditions when the Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra performs for the Concert for Heroes, July 3 at 7:30 p.m., at the cemetery’s amphitheater. This year’s program will feature many works by American composer John Williams. Musical Director Tomasz Golka will conduct a program which divides the evening between contemporary favorites and classical pieces. Following the Star Spangled Banner and American Salute by Morton Gould, the balance of the first half of this year’s program will salute the work of noted American composer John Williams. The Concert for Heroes is the only symphonic concert staged at a national cemetery. The concert is free to the public; however, the cemetery amphitheater has limited seating. Mike Goldware, who has directed the concert since its inception, advises everyone to bring blankets, lawn chairs and a flashlight. More details in this segment of Eye on the Community.
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