This year's Symphony Sunday is themed "Summer of Love," in celebration of the “Summer of Love” in 1968 and the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969. The annual musical event on the University of Charleston's lawn, opposite the state capitol, begins at 1 p.m. and finishes with a grand finale performance of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and a fireworks display.
Symphony Sunday Schedule
- 1:00 p.m.-1:35 p.m. Gospel Brass (and Star-Spangled Banner)
- 1:45 p.m.-2:20 p.m. NGO Big Band
- 2:30 p.m.-3:05 p.m. Kanawha Kordsmen & Harmony Rechoired
- 3:15 p.m.-3:50 p.m. Kanawha Valley Community Band
- 4:00 p.m.-4:35 p.m. Tri-State Brass Band
- 4:45 p.m.-5:20 p.m. Charleston Metro Band
- 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. WV Youth Symphony
- 6:50 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Kanawha Valley Pipes and Drums (in front of the stage)
- 8:00 p.m. West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, followed by fireworks
There will also be various musical performances in the Main Tent throughout the day.