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Symphony on the Lawn returns to CU June 9

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Cumberland University will help celebrate the summer when it hosts the Nashville Symphony for the annual Symphony on the Lawn concert. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 9 on CU's Memorial Lawn and will benefit the Cumberland University Fine Arts Council.

Under the direction of Vinay Parameswaran, the Nashville Symphony program will feature selections from Bernstein, Gershwin, Copland, Gould, Grofé, Anderson, Williams and many more. As a prelude to the concert, the Cumberland Arts Academy Suzuki Players and the Mt. Juliet High School Vocal Ensemble will perform, and there will also be an "Instrument Petting Zoo."

Food will be available from Blue Moon BBQ and Bruster's Real Ice Cream, or attendees may bring a picnic basket. Bring family, friends and a blanket or lawn chairs and immerse yourself in a summer evening of music and fun.

Tickets are $5 for adults and available at the Cumberland University Catron Alumni House, Cox's Gifts and Jewelry, Del Webb, Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce and at the event. Admission is free for children and students.

Symphony on the Lawn is sponsored by Publix Supermarkets Charities, Cracker Barrel Foundation and the Cumberland University Fine Arts Council. Pre-concert activities begin at 5:30 p.m., and the Nashville Symphony will take the stage at 7 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in Cumberland's Dallas Floyd Gymnasium. To learn more, contact the Cumberland University Catron Alumni House at 615-547-1241.

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