About the Program

Join the Philharmonic for an exciting concert to celebrate Memorial Day! Bring your own seat—but leave the cooler at home—and enjoy patriotic tunes such as the “Armed Forces Salute.” This family-friendly festival is rounded out with special activities, costumed interpreters, and more!

Heritage Day Details


Calvin Custer & John Stafford Smith The Star-Spangled Banner
Walter S. Allen Dayton Centennial March
Franz von Suppé Overture from Poet and Peasant
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker
Giacomo Puccini “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi
Ruggero Leoncavallo Mattinata John Williams Hymn to the Fallen
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4, III: Allegro giocoso
Richard Rodgers Selections from South Pacific
Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner “I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady
Samuel A. Ward America the Beautiful
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture