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Symphony conductor Adam Flatt

An all-American tradition will return to Newport this Thursday, July 4, when the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean presents its annual free July 4th community concert.

Music Director and Maestro Adam Flatt will lead the orchestra in a rousing concert, with pieces such as Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” John Philip Souza’s “Liberty Bell,” Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land,” George M. Cohan’s “Star Spangled Spectacular,” a “Mary Poppins” medley and much more, including the orchestra’s salute to the armed forces.

The concert will start at 4 pm in the gym at Newport Middle School, 825 NE 7th Street. Before the concert, from 2:30 to 4 pm, guests can enjoy an old-fashioned hamburger BBQ, priced at $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

• The orchestra’s summer season will conclude with a pair of performances featuring internationally-known singer Halie Loren on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14. Loren will perform songs old and new, including “Summertime,” “Sway” and “Blue Skies,” plus her own compositions “Danger in Loving You,” “Butterfly” and “In Time.”

Performances will take place at 7:30 pm on Saturday, July 13, and 2 pm on Sunday, July 14 at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive Street. Tickets, $28 (plus fees) for adults and $10 for students are available at NewportSymphony.org, from the box office or by calling 541-265-2787.

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