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Celebrate Our City

June 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Come join the New Britain Symphony for a free pops concert in Walnut Hill Park, celebrating New Britain’s 150th anniversary, Father’s Day, and the beginning of summer! The concert will begin at 5:00 on Sunday, June 20, at the Darius Miller Shell, and will include a wide selection of popular music, from Star Wars to a medley of television theme songs. Bring a blanket and some chairs, pack a picnic, and enjoy being outdoors again with family and friends.


Under the direction of conductor Toshiyuki Shimada, the full  orchestra will be performing together for the first time since November 2019, in the idyllic setting of New Britain’s Walnut Hill Park.   In case of bad weather, the concert will be held on Sunday, June 27, at 5 pm.

The program :

Smith                                       Star Spangled Banner

Elgar                                        Pomp and Circumstance No. 1

Traditional/Wendel               The Armed Forces March

Løvland and Graham            You Raise Me Up

Traditional/Terret                  Polish National Anthem

Tchaikovsky                            Mazurka from Swan Lake

Strauss, Josef                          Feuerfest Polka

Sheldon                                   Danzas Cubanas

Williams                                  Star Wars: Yoda’s Theme, Star Wars Theme

Wendel                                    When TV was Young

Williams                                  Raider’s March

Wendel                                    From Sea to Shining Sea

plus a special encore


Thank you to our sponsors:    The Music Performance Trust Fund, American Savings Foundation, and Gallagher Buick GMC








June 20, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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New Britain Symphony Orchestra
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Walnut Hill Park
New Britain, Connecticut 06051 United States + Google Map