The performance we experienced was the Cleveland Orchestra and full chorus playing those all American 4th of July favorites like Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, Polovtsian dances by Borodin and the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. You all would know these pieces if you heard them. I get a chuckle when I hear the 1812 Overture at Blossom. It's the adverticement for puffed oats. Akron's only a few miles south and that's where Quaker Oats started. I wonder how the Polish nuns from St. Mary's grade school would feel about celebrating America's birthday with a German and two Russkies.
The music was absolutly wonderful. The chorus gave all three pieces a power you don't normally get to hear. Thank you Bill and Sarah for a wonderful time.