Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Expands Summer Series to Six Performances July 10-11

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra has extended its traditional summer series from three to six performances in 2021. The KSO returns on Saturday evening to its longtime summer residence in Covington’s Devou Park and adds Sunday evening to Fort Thomas’ Tower Park. The pandemic closure of Devou last year allowed KSO to develop a relationship with the town of Fort. Thomas to host the KSO Summer series. In-person attendance reached over 8,000, while the live broadcast drew 5,300 viewers for the 3 concerts.

For 26 Summers, the KSO made unique, free family entertainment a generational outing at Devou (and now Tower) Park. The opportunity to hear and see top notch musicians and performers, nostalgic and historical music of various genres is truly a treat for all. Although free to attend, these performances are not free to produce. Manned donation boxes and concert programs accessible by phone will happily accept your contribution to continue this tradition of memory making.

KSO 2021 Summer Series at Devou & Tower Parks


1970s trumpet-palooza at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday July 10 (Parc du Devou) and at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday July 11, 2021 (Parc de la Tour)

In the 1970s, trumpeters Doc Severinsen, Maynard Ferguson, Don Ellis, Bill Chase, and Chuck Mangione were hitting the pop, rock and jazz charts and appearing on national TV shows with big bands and combos that propelled the trumpet to great heights. new virtuoso and stratospheric heights. . These are the musicians who have inspired trumpeters over the past decades, including the talented gentlemen gathered to play this program. If you like your music high, loud, and fast, you won’t want to miss Hornucopia.

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KSO Murders the Classics Again at 7:30 p.m. Saturday August 7 (Devou Park) 7:30 p.m. and Sunday August 8, 2021 (Tower Park)

In the 1940s and 1950s, percussionist Spike Jones and his City Slickers were heard on radio, on recordings, on tour and eventually via their own TV show. The actors were all great musicians and wacky comics. No music has escaped their parodies – pop, jazz, country and classical music. New Orleans percussionist / artist Carl Mack plays
Spikes original cowbells, car horns and wacky instruments, as KSO musicians and performers poke fun at opera, historical figures, sporting events and songs with wacky antics that are fun for the whole family (especially grandparents). The KSO is the only group that recreates the original works of Spike Jones live.

The diaries of the boy group

A century of chordiality at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday September 4 (Parc du Devou) and at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday September 5, 2021 (Parc de la Tour)

The No Promises Vocal Band joins the 21 pieces of the KSO. studio orchestra for a chronological study of nearly a century of airs from famous “boy bands”. From Ink Spots, Beach Boys and Temptations in Alabama, Boys II Men and NSYNC, the lush vocal harmonies are supported by high octane instrumental forces. For a historic and nostalgic night of pop hits from 1928 to 2015, join KSO as it wraps up Labor Day weekend, with multigenerational music and memories.

For those who wish to avoid the outdoor crowds, the Saturday morning dress rehearsals at 10 a.m. at Devou Park (Covington) are open to those who wish. Each program will be broadcast live Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. from Tower Park (Ft. Thomas).

The concerts are funded by Josephine Schell Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank Trustees, The Milburn Family, The Elsa Heisel-Sule, Wohlgemuth-Herschede and Snowy Owl Foundations, with the following local sponsors: St. Elizabeth Health Care, Fischer Homes, Duke Energy , Schneller Knochelmann Heating and Air, DBL Law, Regal Maid and the towns of Covington and Fort Thomas for hosting KSO’s 2021 free series of family-friendly and safe summer programs.

Concessions are available at Devou Park. Food trucks will be on site at Tower Park. Bring blankets, picnics or lawn chairs. For more information, registration and directions, visit the KSO at or call (859) 431-6216. Suggested donation of $ 5 (per person). Free parking. TANK Shuttle runs again from the Cov Cath car park to Devou for $ 1 each way.

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