Waterbury Symphony Orchestra

2017 - 2018: Sonic Structures

28th Season: Annual Summer Pops Concert in the Park!

Picnic & Pops

Leif Bjaland, Conductor

July 9, 2017 - 6 PM (Gates open at 4:30 PM)

View Map Woodbury Hollow Park, Hollow Road, Woodbury

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Woodbury Drug and Canfield Corner Pharmacy in Woodbury.

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28th Annual Picnic & Pops:
Hits of Eight Decades

Music Director/Conductor: Leif Bjaland

Sing, Sing, Sing – Prima/Lewis (1937)
Song of India – Rimsky-Korsakov/Dorsey (1937)
Take the A Train – Strayhorn/Berger (1941)
In The Mood – Miller/Tyzik (1940)
Blue Tango – Anderson (1952)
Shake, Twist and Shout – Morales
A Taste of Honey - Scott/Pearson (1965)
Baby Elephant Walk – Mancini/Tomaro (1962)
We Can Work it Out-  (1965)
Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder/Wolpe (1976)
Thriller- Templeton/Holmes (1981)
Theme from the Simpson’s – (1988)
I Just Can’t Wait to be King (Lion King) - Weaver/John (1994)
Living La Vida Loca – Lopez (1999)
The Incredibles – Giacchino/Bulla (2004)
Music from “Chicago” – Kander/Holmes (2002)
Hooked on the feeling from “Guardians of the Galaxy” – Blue Suede/ Murtha (2014)
Uptown Funk – Roson/Murtha (Bruno Mars 2015) 

The WSO begins the season with Hits of 8 Decades, launching its celebration with the return of Picnic & Pops, in Woodbury’s Hollow Park, Sunday, July 9 at 6pm. The program commemorates the Symphony’s history in the community with timeless tunes that span decades and generations. Classic standards and beloved ballads provide the perfect musical backdrop for an evening under the stars with friends, family, and good cheer. General admission tickets begin $15, purchased in advance through the WSO website or office, and $20 purchased the day of the event.


Ring in the celebration of the WSO's eightieth birthday with hits from the last eight decades. We'll "Sing, Sing, Sing" to Benny Goodman's 1936 hit, "Let it Go" with Disney's 2013 movie Frozen, and fill each decade in between with up tunes and ballads that could fill an 80 year desert island play list!

Pack a blanket, picnic basket and your beverages of choice and head out to Woodbury's Hollow Park for an evening of music as the sun sets!  A WSO tradition since 1988, Summer Pops brings families and friends from across the community together for the shared enjoyment of a live outdoor concert. 


Gates open at 4:30 p.m., the concert begins at 6 p.m.

Tickets: $15 (in advance),

$20 (at the gate) Children: FREE (under 18)

VIP tickets available for $50

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the NVCC Fine Arts Center, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury.


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Sonic Structure Season Sponsor:

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Concert Sponsors:


Secor, Cassidy & McPartland, P.C.


O & G Industries, Inc.,

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In Kind Support:

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