The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presented an outdoor pops concert on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the new Lowcountry Celebration Park at Coligny. More than 400 distanced patrons enjoyed “A Symphony Celebration!”, a program that included music by George Gershwin, Dizzie Gillespie, Scott Joplin, and others. Vocalist Kimberly Hawkey, pianist Assaf Gleizner, and saxophonist Daniel Dickinson joined HHSO Music Director John Morris Russell and HHSO members, who were also physically distanced on the Pavilion stage.
“This truly was a celebration,” said HHSO President and CEO Alan Jordan. “Our musicians were once again able to perform to an in-person audience; our audience was able to experience live music with fellow HHSO fans; and we were able to accomplish all this in a safe and responsible way. This was the first major event to take place at Lowcountry Celebration Park, and we hope it is the start of a long-running tradition for the HHSO.”
Distanced audience members were seated individually and in couples in 8-foot hula-hoop “pods.” They brought their own chairs and picnic dinners and wore masks when not eating or drinking.
The concert was made possible with sponsorship support from Dividend Assets Capital, LLC, Rockfish Seafood and Steaks, Coligny Plaza, and JR and Leslie Richardson.
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