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Symphony on the Lawn set for June 9 return to CU

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The Cumberland University Fine Arts Council (CUFAC) will again play host to the Nashville Symphony for the annual Symphony on the Lawn concert on Cumberland University's Memorial Lawn on Thursday, June 9.

The Nashville Symphony and Conductor Vinay Parameswaran will visit for the family friendly event where visitors bring their picnic dinners, lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a relaxed evening of classical music under the stars. The program for the evening will include Bernstein's "Overture to Candide;" Rossini's "Semiramide Overture;" Bizet's "Danse Boheme" from "Carmen;" Dvorak's "Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 3;" Dvorak's "Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 1;" Anderson's "Fiddle Faddle;" and Williams' "Star Wars Main Title."

Pre-concert activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the Nashville Symphony's instrument "petting zoo," the Cumberland Arts Academy Suzuki violin players and country music star Teea Goans.

Tickets are $5 for adults, and there is no charge for children or student admission. Tickets are available at the Catron Alumni House at Cumberland University, Cox's Gifts and Jewelry, Del Webb, the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce and at the gate. For those who wish to purchase dinner or snacks, Two Fat Men Ice Cream Company and Blue Moon BBQ will be on hand. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in CU's Dallas Floyd Gymnasium.

Symphony on the Lawn is sponsored by CUFAC, Nashville Symphony, Benefits Inc., Cracker Barrel Foundation and Publix Super Markets Charities.

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