The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra will perform on July 4 at Tom Brown Park
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tallahassee’s 4th of July tradition continues with Celebrate America.
The family party will take place at Tom Brown Park, but with something special.
“This really is the place to be on July 4 for a big fireworks display,” said Sarah Alfano, public information specialist for the City of Tallahassee.
Celebrate America is a signature event for the city of Tallahassee.
It has been housed at Tom Brown Park since the 1980s.
The city expects thousands of participants for the holidays.
One of the many things to look forward to is the return of the symphony orchestra for its second year.
Alfano says the town is thrilled since the orchestra was such a hit the previous year.
“The orchestra was really popular last year and they’re great fun and a nice compliment and a great community partner for us. They definitely make it a really special event with the fireworks show,” Alfano said.
Melissa Brewer is a violist.
She has been part of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra since the 1990s. With over 80 members, the orchestra is made up of a combination of people from the community. Brewer says the orchestra’s participation in the celebration was a way of celebrating the decline of covid.
“Last year the park contacted our CEO Amanda Stringer and covid was breaking through and they wanted to have live music,” Brewer said.
When asked if she would like this to become a tradition, she says they would like to do so and provide different arrangements of music.