Savannah Philharmonic Announces 2015 Picnic in the Park


Michele Purington, WSAV; Mike Taft, Toyota of Savannah; Robert Rund, Savannah Philharmonic; Greg Parker, The Parker Companies; Peter Shannon, Savannah Philharmonic; Carol Bell, City of Savannah Alderman; Eileen Baker, City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs; Ron Morris, Savannah Philharmonic board chairman
Michele Purington, WSAV; Mike Taft, Toyota of Savannah; Robert Rund, Savannah Philharmonic; Greg Parker, The Parker Companies; Peter Shannon, Savannah Philharmonic; Carol Bell, City of Savannah Alderman; Eileen Baker, City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs; Ron Morris, Savannah Philharmonic board chairman

The Savannah Philh armonic Orchestra and Chorus, a professional orchestra presenting a full range of concerts from classics to pop each season, recently announced the sponsors, lineup and picnic contest theme for the 2015 Picnic in the Park program to be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015, in Forsyth Park.

For the third year in a row, Parker’s will serve as the presenting sponsor of this popular fall community event. As part of its sponsorship, Parker’s selected the theme around which picnics may be decorated. This year’s theme — “Hollywood in the Park” — is based on the Philharmonic’s performances of music from Ben Hur, Oklahoma!, and Harry Potter.

“Picnic in the Park is a beloved Savannah tradition and we’re looking forward to a great night filled with great music,” said Robert Rund, executive director of the Philharmonic.

Picnic in the Park, presented by the Savannah Philharmonic and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs, celebrates National Arts and Humanities month by featuring an evening of live music, family friendly activities and a creative spread of picnics big and small.

In addition to Picnic in the Park, the Philharmonic is an integral part of the Integrative Medicine Program at The Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, providing musicians to play for patients and staff and bringing the joy and healing powers of music to as many members of the community as possible. The orchestra and chorus also have an effective educational program, bringing students to rehearsals and providing master classes to talented young musicians in the area by visiting soloists.

“At the Savannah Philharmonic, we firmly believe that arts and culture should be for everyone — this is our Philharmonic,” said Rund. “To that end, Picnic in the Park is just one part of our robust community outreach program.”

For more information or to purchase a sponsorship, please call 912-232-6002 or visit savannahphilharmonic.org


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