Archive for June, 2011

A farewell concert by the Bellevue Philharmonic

Independence Day  is just around the corner! Be sure to catch the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra at the Symetra Bellevue Family 4th playing their final concert.

The Bellevue Philharmonic has been around since the 60’s, and over the years has created a strong and fruitful partnership with downtown Bellevue’s annual Fourth of July celebration. As is tradition, the Bellevue Philharmonic’s performance will be synchronized to the fireworks display.

The farewell concert includes a superb lineup of patriotic anthems, encompassing classic pieces as well as those lesser known. The concert will have two parts; the pre-fireworks program which begins at 9:30 p.m. and the fireworks program which begins at 10:05 p.m.

“Farewell Concert” Program (9:30 p.m.)
Hungarian March from the Damnation of Faust (Berlioz)
Sabre Dance (Khachaturian) Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance March No.1
Adagio from Ballet “Spartacus
Entrance of the Gladiators (Triumphal March) (Fucik)
Yaga and Great Gates of Kiev from “Pictures at an Exhibition” (Mussorgsky – Baba)
Polovtsian Dances from the Opera Prince Igor (Borodin)

Fireworks “Independance Day” Program (10:05 p.m.)
Fanfare for the Common Man (Copland)
Washington Post (Sousa)
America the Beautiful (Ward)
National Emblem March (Bagley)
Battle Hymn of the Republic (Steffe)
Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa)

Please join us in thanking the Bellevue Philharmonic for bringing years of spectacular music and dedication to this wonderful community event!


2011 Symetra Bellevue Family 4th ready for launch

The 2011 Symetra Bellevue Family 4th is ready for launch with strong civic support from Bellevue-based Symetra Financial. Symetra has supported the event as title sponsor for the past seven years.

This celebrated tradition will again feature a spectacular fireworks show set to Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bellevue Parks Family Fun Zone, a C-17 Flyover, the Community Spotlight Pavilion, live entertainment, festival food and much more.

Here’s a sneak peak at this year’s event poster:

2011 Symetra Bellevue Family 4th

Visit for complete event information.

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