Symphony Celebrating 30 Years of Concert on the Lawn

OWENSBORO, KY –  On August 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. US Bank Home Mortgage will present for the 30th consecutive season, the Owensboro Symphony’s Concert on the Lawn, at Kentucky Wesleyan College, 3000 Frederica Street, Owensboro Ky. Picnicking  on the grounds will begin at 5:30 p.m. This casual outdoor evening performance by Owensboro’s Symphony is a great opportunity to gather with friends, family and co-workers.

In celebration of US Bank Home Mortgage 30th Anniversary as sponsor of Concert on the Lawn, recently appointed music director Troy Quinn and the Owensboro Symphony will present an electrifying evening of action and adventure playing the most beloved Hollywood film music, featuring classics from Oscar-winners Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio Morricone. Favorites from Hans Zimmer’s Pirates of the Caribbeanto the Imperial March from Star Wars will be performed, including John Williams’ Tribute to Film Composers, a medley never performed before outside Hollywood. “This is always a great evening for Owensboro, said Dan Griffith, CEO of the Symphony. “We are extremely appreciative of the support that US Bank Home Mortgage has provided over these past 30 years. It’s been a great partnership!”


Pack a Picnic

The public is encouraged to pack a picnic, put on comfortable clothes, grab their lawn chairs and blankets and head to the lawn at Kentucky Wesleyan College for this FREEcommunity event. Pre-concert festivities will include the US Bank hot air balloon, face painting and children’s games.

Not in the Mood to Pack a Picnic?

For those who would rather come and enjoy the performance without having to bring their own food, a buffet dinner can be reserved before August 1, 2017 by calling 270-684-0661, extension 11 or online. Table, chairs and dinner for 8 people can be reserved for $250.00. A table and eight chairs only can be reserved for $100.00. Individual buffet dinners can be reserved for $20.00 a person. The pre-reserved meal will include Bourbon Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Homestyle Vegetables, Fruit Cobblers and Tea/Lemonade. Meals will not be for sale on the night of the event – they must be purchased in advance.


JOIN THE FUN…Decorate Your Table!

Those who reserve tables year-after-year often participate in the table decorating contest. Those who do participate are encouraged to decorate their tables reflecting the evenings theme – Hooray for Hollywood. A winner will be chosen to receive two complimentary tickets to the Owensboro Symphony’s  December 9, 2017 A Very Merry Holiday Pops! Concert and the Symphony’s Christmas Tour of Homes.


Concert Program

Alfred Newman             Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare

arr. John Williams         Tribute to the Film Composer

John Barry                    Somewhere In Time

John Barry                    Theme from Goldfinger

Jerry Goldsmith           Theme from Rudy

Klaus Badelt,               Pirates of the Caribbean:

  arr. Ricketts                    Curse of the Black Pearl


Alan Silvestri              Main Title from Back to the Future

Ennui Morricone        Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission

John Williams             Imperial March from Star Wars

Henry Mancini           Songs for Audrey: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 

                                          Charade, Two For the Road

Harold Arlen              Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz

   arr. Hamlisch

John Williams            Raider’s March from Indiana Jones 

                                          Raiders of the Lost Ark

Additional support for the 2017 Concert on the Lawn is provided by Dr. Kishor Vora – Vora Vein and PAD Clinic and ATMOS Energy.