25th Arts in the Park set for Danville
DANVILLE — The Danville Symphony Orchestra will be among musical acts performing this weekend at the 25th annual Arts in the Park festival at Lincoln Park.
The orchestra conducted by Jeremy Swerling will present the concert, "Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Orchestra," at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The free concert will explore the connection between sports and music as Bill Black, current Danville alderman and former state representative, joins the orchestra as narrator to bring to life Ernest Thayer's poem "Casey at the Bat."
In addition, Jean-Baptiste Arban's "Carnival of Venice" will feature Rob Waugh on trumpet. Also on the program: Felix Mendelssohn's "Nocturne from Midsummer Night's Dream" and patriotic favorites, among them "The Star Spangled Banner," "Armed Forces Salute" and "From Sea to Shining Sea."
In the event of rain, the concert will be in the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School.
The Arts in the Park on Saturday and Sunday will feature more than 60 artist booths, continuous stage performances, a classic car show Saturday morning, a children's tent and festival food in historic Lincoln Park on Logan Avenue.
A Sidewalk Chalk Competition will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Logan Avenue sidewalk. The judging will be at 10:30 a.m. The contest is for people of all ages, and prizes will be given in four age groups.