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OSO's 'Concert on the Lawn' Saturday

August 4, 2014

By Stephanie Salmons, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky.

Aug. 04--The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual Concert on the Lawn on Saturday on the front lawn of Kentucky Wesleyan College.

OSO Operations Manager Jeremy Stephens said the orchestra has been hosting this concert for more than 20 years.

"We like to do at least two free community events a year," he said.

The concert, he said, is a way for the OSO to "really get in touch with the community" and people who may not see the orchestra otherwise.

KWC's Vice President for External Services Bart Darrell said it's "consistent with our curriculum and the interest and passion of our students" to have the OSO perform on the school's campus.

But, "first and foremost, we are a big believer in being a significant part of our community, and the Owensboro Symphony is a tremendous asset to this community," Darrell said. "Anything we can do to work with them, we do. We love having the community on our campus anytime we can."

Preconcert festivities start at 5 p.m with Strings and Ivory, The Owensboro Community Band and childrens' activities before the OSO takes the stage at 7 p.m.

With a theme of "Great Movies, Grand Piano," the concert will feature pianist Rich Ridenour.

"He is fantastic," Stephens said.

While the concert is free, tables for eight can be reserved for $100 by calling the symphony at 270-684-0661. There will also be a "Great Gatsby" themed table decorating contest.

For more information about Ridenour, visit

Stephanie Salmons, 270-691-7302,

Twitter: @StephReports


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