Claremont Symphony Orchestra performs patriotic favorites

The Claremont Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual summer concert on Sunday, July 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ganesha Park in Pomona. Guests are invited to show up early and picnic or purchase Subway sandwiches. Starting at 6:30 p.m., kids can gather around the band shell for a “musical petting zoo” where youngsters can get up close and personal with symphony instruments.

The program, a tribute to current and former members of the US military forces, is dedicated to the American Legion Post #30 of Pomona on its 100 anniversary. It includes tunes about military engagements from the Civil War and World War II, including “Ashokan Farewell,” the moving violin piece written by Jay Ungar and popularized by the Ken Burns documentary “The Civil War”; Scott Joplin’s ragtime classic “The Entertainer”; show tunes by Irving Berlin and Richard Rodgers and Hammerstein—including the score to “South Pacific”—plus patriotic favorites like “America the Beautiful,” “God Bless America” and “American Salute.”  

Attendees can take part in a free drawing, with the grand prize including two nights at the Doubletree in Claremont and dinner theater tickets for the Candlelight Pavilion. Blankets or lawn chairs are suggested for listening comfort. 

Ganesha Park is located at 1575 N. White Ave. in Pomona. For information, call (909) 596-5979 or visit


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