Kleiner Music and Picnic in the Park
06/13/2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presented by City of Meridian
Bring a picnic, a blanket or a chair and enjoy the Meridian Symphony’s free outdoor concert at 7 p.m. June 13th in the amphitheater at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 North Records Ave., Meridian.
The family friendly concert, part of the City of Meridian’s annual Gene Kleiner Day, features some of the orchestra’s “greatest hits,” including Saint Saens’ “Marche Militaire Francaise,” selections from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” Offenbach’s famous “Can-Can” and compositions by Duke Ellington, Tchaikovsky, Sousa and others.
The orchestra will perform under the baton of artistic director and conductor James Ogle and assistant conductor Daniel Wiley for its final concert of its 25th anniversary season.
The ‘Picnic in the Park’ concert is part of an annual celebration to honor the founder of Kleiner Park. Gene Kleiner donated the land to the City of Meridian and its residents in honor of his late father, Julius M. Kleiner, who once farmed the land on which the park sits. More about Gene Kleiner Day is at http://www.meridiancity.org/genekleinerday/