August 02, 2010

For Immediate Release                                                              
August 2, 2010
Contact:  Bill Martin
Phone:  410-269-1132

ASO Labor Day Pops Concert at Quiet Waters Park to Attempt Record for Largest Kazoo Ensemble

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will help Quiet Waters Park celebrate its 20th anniversary with a free open-air Labor Day Weekend concert on Sunday, September 5th at 5:30pm. An opening performance at 4:00pm will feature Caribbean music by Sweet Lime and Passion.  And just to keep things exciting, the audience will join the orchestra on kazoos in a couple of numbers to try to set the record for largest kazoo ensemble.

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is led by Music Director José-Luis Novo in a fun program for all ages. This crowd pleaser includes selections from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, James Stephenson’s Concerto for Cell Phone, and Raymond Scott’s Powerhouse, as well as some classical favorites such as Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, selections from Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady and, of course, some Sousa marches.  Cat Stratakis, winner of the Anne Arundel County Conflict Resolution Center’s 2010 Annapolis Idol, will sing the Star Spangled Banner.

The Pops in the Park is part of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Lexus Summer Series, generously supported by the Baltimore/Annapolis Lexus Dealers Association.  Additional support is provided by

Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks, CFG Community Bank, Prostatis Financial Advisors Group, and Friends of the Annapolis Symphony.  Media support is provided by WRNR 103.1 FM and Comcast.

There is free admission to Quiet Waters Park after 3:00pm for the concert.  There is a rain date scheduled for Monday, September 6 in case of inclement weather.  Feel free to bring a picnic but alcohol is prohibited.  For more information about this or other concerts, visit the ASO web site at or call the ASO Box Office at 410-263-0907.

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The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is supported in part by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.  Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves a great art.