Kick Off The Reno Phil’s 50th Anniversary
with the Fourth of July “American Salute” and Pops on the River
Reno Phil is kicking off the BIG 5-0 with two very special events. On Wednesday, July 4, “American Salute” will return, along with Pops on the River Saturday, July 14.
The Reno Phil will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary all year long and starting the celebration off with American Salute. In celebration with Artown, this event will showcase the Reno Phil Orchestra and Chorus performing patriotic and classical favorites at Wingfield Park on Wednesday, July 4 in downtown Reno. Conducted by Laura Jackson, this family-friendly performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will end with a fantastic firework finale. This patriotic event is free to the community.
“Fourth of July is all about friends, family, fireworks, and great music and we’re looking forward to celebrating just that with you this year,” said Jackson. “This is the perfect event to kick off our 50th Anniversary Celebration. It is because of our incredible Northern Nevada community that we are able to do what we do. Our free concerts are a favorite way to give back and share our love for live music.”
To continue the 50th Anniversary festivities, on Saturday, July 14 at Wingfield Park, get ready for Pops on the River, an Artown concert event and fundraiser for the Reno Phil. Headlining the 2018 event is Craig Meyer, performing chart-topping songs by the legendary Sir Elton John alongside music director Laura Jackson and the Reno Phil Orchestra. Meyer, a talented artist whose strong vocals, striking resemblance to Elton John, and talent on the piano, will deliver the tribute performance with charisma and intriguing costume changes.
“Craig is a phenomenal showman who has worked in all four corners of the entertainment industry, including theater, film, television, and music,” said Tim Young, president and CEO of Reno Phil.
General Admission tickets are still available for $20 day of at the gate; tables and sponsorships are sold out.
“We hope to see you out at both of these wonderful events. Without the support of our community, we couldn’t make any of this happnen,” said Jackson.
About the Reno Phil:
The Reno Phil is Northern Nevada’s largest performing arts organization. In its 50th season, the orchestra, led by music director Laura Jackson, is comprised of more than 80 professional musicians who perform more than 30 concerts annually throughout the Reno-Tahoe region. Musicians of the professional orchestra, youth orchestras, various ensembles and education programs offer more than 60 performances each year, playing to more than 50,000 people. The flagship of the Reno Phil is its concert series offering six classic music series, Classix, performed on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. To learn more about the Reno Philharmonic and its events, and to discover all that the Reno Phil has to offer, visit RENOPHIL.COM