(Omaha, NE) -- Capping off a weekend of grand opening events, a Salute to Our Military concert will be held at Gene Leahy Mall on the Fourth of July.
A fireworks show will follow the Salute to Our Military concert, which is being sponsored by the USS Omaha Commissioning Committee. The Omaha Symphony’s Music Director Ankush Kumar Bahl will lead the orchestra in the free concert on Monday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m.
The orchestra will perform American patriotic favorites including Williams’ Summon the Heroes, Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, Bernstein’s Overture to West Side Story, and will be joined by guest artists Camille Metoyer Moten, who will perform hits from the American Songbook, and vocal ensemble Resonance. Edelman’s Gettysburg Address narrated by Admiral William W. “Trey” Wheeler III, Chief of Staff of the U. S. Strategic Command, will be followed by a July 4th fireworks display set to Tchaikovsky’s explosive and stirring 1812 Overture.