I won’t bother telling you again that the 1812 Overture historically has nothing to do with Independence Day. Instead, I’ll just warn you again to plan for construction issues along Allisonville Road and to get to Conner Prairie in plenty of time to select a spot, set up your picnic, and enjoy the annual holiday concert by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, led by Alfred Savia. Baritone (and IU grad) Daniel Narducci, who recently sang the Captain Hook role for a new recording of Leonard Bernstein’s “Peter Pan,” is guest vocalist.
Not feeling patriotic this week? Then cross the musical pond (while still at Conner Prairie) June 29-30 for The Music of Queen. Details on both concerts here.