Red, White & BOOM Concert & Fireworks
July 4 @ 8:00 pm
Riverbend Music Center
$5 – $55
Come together and celebrate America’s birthday from sea to shining sea with Red, White & BOOM at Riverbend Music Festival. Join John Morris Russell and the Pops for a showcase of American favorites inspired by the beauty of this land and its peoples. This is America the Beautiful for all—with music to lift your spirit and set your heart aglow. Stick around for the post-concert fireworks!
Tickets to Red, White & BOOM:
Tickets range from $5 to $55 and can be bought on the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra website. To purchase more than nine tickets, call Group Sales at 513.864.0196. Please note: If you are sitting on the lawn for July 4, free lawn tickets for kids 17 and under cannot be reserved. They will be issued at the gate when you arrive.
About John Morris Russell:
John Morris Russell is an American orchestral conductor best known for his association with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. He received a Master of Music degree in conducting from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Williams College in Massachusetts. He has also studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, and the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors in Hancock, Maine.
On December 6, 2010, Russell was named conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, effective September 1, 2011, succeeding the late Erich Kunzel. As the Cincinnati Pops Conductor, Russell programs and conducts performances annually at Music Hall and Riverbend Music Center, as well as leading performances in the community and overseeing the Orchestra’s Lollipop Family Concerts. He will be staying with the Pops through the 2022-23 season.
About the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra:
The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra is a pops orchestra based in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, founded in 1977 out of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Its members are also members of the Cincinnati Symphony, and the Pops is managed by the same administration. Erich Kunzel, the Pops’ founding conductor, continued to lead the Pops until his death in 2009.
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