“It’s been 18 long months of silence, so we’re roaring back in grand style! This Waterfront program features music from stage and screen, showcasing the magnificent musicians of our orchestra. I can’t wait until we’re all back together again!” ~ Steven Karidoyanes
This special free Labor Day Weekend concert is part of the Plymouth 400 Official Maritime Salute festivities. Phil Conductor Steven Karidoyanes leads the orchestra in a family-friendly concert featuring music for all ages to enjoy!
Concert highlights include an orchestral suite from Handel's famous Water Music, vintage film music from Erich Korngold's score to The Sea Hawk, and Sea Shanties sung by acclaimed baritone Philip Lima. In keeping with the maritime theme, the orchestra performs pirate-inspired music featuring Leroy Anderson's Pirate Dance, the overture to Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance, and a swashbuckling medley of music from the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
The Official Maritime Salute pays tribute to the Pilgrims’ journey on board the Mayflower from Plymouth, England, to the site of Plymouth Colony, originally Patuxet. A regatta of wooden ships, yachts, workboats, official vessels, and pleasure craft, maritime fanfare and marine programming will be part of the day’s festivities.
This special concert is sponsored by The Esther and Alcide Ruffini Concert with additional support from The James Spooner Trust, the Town of Plymouth Promotions Fund, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which received support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Can't join us? Thanks to our broadcast partners, you can enjoy this concert wherever you are!
Listen on the flagship radio station for the concert, WATD-95.9 FM as Ed Perry, Larry Nelson and Ed Bowen broadcast live from the waterfront.
aerial waterfront image credit: Hawk Visuals Media