The orchestra, playing under the tent on the site of the former Billy Sunday Tabernacle, played patriotic favorites including Sousa marches and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. The orchestra was directed by MasterWorks founder and head of the Grace College School of Music, Dr. Patrick Kavanaugh.
Following the concert, a half-hour fireworks display followed, with fireworks launched from several locations over Winona Lake.
The MasterWorks Festival continues with a 7:30 p.m. concert today (Saturday, July 5) that includes Smetana’s “Overture to the Bartered Bride,” Berlioz’ “Hungarian March Rakoczy,” Paulus’ “Partita Appassionata,” Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major” and Bach’s “Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor.” Today’s guest conductor is Anthony Spain, who is music director of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and Bainbridge Chorale in the Seattle area.