North Carolina Symphony to Give Free, Patriotic Program at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre, July 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Free Salute to the Red, White and Blue part of 2013 Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series.

Cary, NC, July 03, 2013 --( The North Carolina Symphony will celebrate America’s 237th birthday with a concert of patriotic favorites and high-spirited classics in its traditional free Independence Day concert, with fireworks, at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Thursday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m.

The festive free program, which will be conducted by Matthew Troy, will begin with the National Anthem, performed by Miss North Carolina 2012 Arlie Honeycutt, who will also narrate the orchestral piece “Liberty For All.” The concert also includes “America the Beautiful,” John Philip Sousa’s “Washington Post March,” and movie music legend John Williams’ “Raiders March” from “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and much more. Fireworks will begin at dusk.

Matthew Troy, who makes his North Carolina Symphony debut with a series of Independence Day concerts, is serving his fifth season as Associate Conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony and his third season as Education Conductor with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. He is also Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Symphony and spearheads all of the Winston-Salem Symphony’s education programs. Troy serves on the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he teaches conducting.

A Vocal Performance major at East Carolina University, Arlie Honeycutt was honored to receive the Miss North Carolina Overall Talent award as well as a Talent Preliminary award, and went on to become the 75th Miss North Carolina in 2012. She traveled the state over the course of a year speaking and performing, and she received a Most Talented Non-Finalist award at the 2013 Miss America Pageant. She has sung at Carnegie Hall, and has performed the National Anthem for the North Carolina State Fair, the Carolina Mudcats, the ECU Pirates and the Charlotte Bobcats.

This summer marks the 28th anniversary of performances in Cary and the orchestra’s thirteenth season in the stunning lakeside pavilion built by the Town of Cary. While performances begin at 7:30 p.m., concertgoers may bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs as early as 5 p.m. to enjoy the striking natural surroundings before the music begins. For more information go to or call the Symphony Box Office at 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724.

Booth Amphitheatre is located at 8003 Regency Parkway, just past the intersection of US-1 and US-64/Tryon Road, in Cary. Food and beverages, including wine and beer, are allowed on the grounds.

The Summerfest series is presented by Rex Healthcare and co-sponsored by ABB, First Citizens Bank and the Town of Cary. Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series partners are Balentine and CaptiveAire. Media partners are the News & Observer, Fox 50, and Cary Magazine.

Statewide partnership and support is provided by Duke Energy.

About the North Carolina Symphony

Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony performs over 175 concerts annually to adults and school children in more than 50 North Carolina counties. An entity of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the orchestra employs 65 professional musicians, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn and Resident Conductor William Henry Curry.

Based in downtown Raleigh’s spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts and an outdoor summer venue at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C., the Symphony performs about 60 concerts annually in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary metropolitan area. It holds regular concert series in Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington—as well as individual concerts in many other North Carolina communities throughout the year—and conducts one of the most extensive education programs of any U.S. orchestra.

Concert/Event Listing:
North Carolina Symphony
Independence Day
Matthew Troy, conductor
Arlie Honeycutt, vocalist and narrator
Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7:30pm
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary

Program Listing:
North Carolina Symphony
Independence Day
Matthew Troy, conductor
Arlie Honeycutt, vocalist and narrator
Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7:30pm
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary

Servicemen on Parade
Richard Hayman

The Star Spangled Banner
John Stafford Smith/Damrosch/Sousa
Arlie Honeycutt, vocalist

Bugler’s Holiday
Leroy Anderson
America the Beautiful
Arr. Carmen Dragon

The Washington Post March
John Philip Sousa

The Circus Band
Charles Ives

Scherzo from Afro-American Symphony
William Grant Still

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”
IV. Allegro con fuoco
Antonin Dvořák

Raider’s March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
John Williams

Sing, Sing, Sing
Louis Prima/Goodman

Liberty For All
James Beckel
Arlie Honeycutt, Narrator

Olympic Fanfare and Theme
John Williams

Overture Finale from William Tell
Gioachino Rossini
NC Symphony
Robert Buhler