Classical Picks

The best classical picks, July 4

CorrespondentJuly 3, 2014 

The N.C. Symphony's annual free Fourth of July concert in Cary's Booth Amphitheatre Friday offers a satisfying blend of light classics and pieces by American film and popular music composers. Newly appointed associate conductor David Glover leads the orchestra in works by Aaron Copland, Morton Gould and John Philip Sousa, plus music by Duke Ellington, George M. Cohan and John Williams. Of course, Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" is on tap as well as fireworks. Gates open at 3 p.m.; concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Picnicking is encouraged. 919-733-2750 or

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