Patriotic Pops Concert July 3rd at Worcester's Institute Park

  • The Mass. Symphony Orchestra announces the first of 3 summer concerts in Worcester. (Patrick O'Connor)

    The first of three admission-free summer 2022 concerts presented by the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra will take place on Sunday, July 3 at 7:30 PM at Worcester's Institute Park. MSO Principal Conductor Myron Romanul will lead the orchestra in a Patriotic Pops Concert featuring soprano Jane Shivick and tenor Todd Yard. Master of Ceremonies will be former Worcester City Councilor Gary Rosen.

    The program for July 3 includes Milner's "American Heroes," music from Broadway blockbuster "Hamilton," Morton Gould's "American Salute," a medley of American songs including "This is My Country," "You're A Grand Old Flag," and "America the Beautiful." Other selections include Lowden's "Armed Forces Salute," "Irving Berlin's America," John Williams' "Cowboys Overture," and Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man." The program will conclude with Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture and Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever."  The rain date for the concert is Monday, July 4.

    Conductor Myron Romanul is the First Kapellmeister of the Nationaltheatre in Munich Germany, where he has been leading performances of the Bayern State Opera and Ballet. A frequent guest conductor at His Majesty's Theatre in Perth Australia, Mr. Romanul was Arthur Fiedler's Touring Pianist with the Boston Pops Orchestra for over 10 years. Jane Shivick and Todd Yard are two of this area's most active singers. Ms. Shivick has performed frequently with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra and Mr. Yard has appeared in numerous musical theatre performances throughout New England.

    Sponsors of the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra's 2022 Summer Concert Series include the following Major Program Underwriters: The Stoddard Charitable Trust, the George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation, Bank of America, the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. IPG Photonics Corporation, Hoche-Scofield Foundation, Bank of America, Co-Trustee, Webster Five, the Massachusetts Cultural Council's MassFestivals Program, Wyman-Gordon Foundation, Price Chopper Supermarkets/Market 32, WXLO 104.5 FM, Reliant Medical Group, and Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation.  Major Sponsors include AbbVie Bioresearch Center, J.J. Bafaro, Inc., Harr Motor Group, Mela Lew, O'Connor, Maloney & Company, CPA's, and Sullivan, Garrity and Donnelly Insurance Agencies.  Additional sponsors include FLEXcon and Marois Brothers, Inc.

    The concert will be broadcast on WCUW, 91.3 FM. For more information on the concert series, visit MSO's website at or call (508) 754-1234.