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City Partnering with Symphony for Playing Across the Parks

6/1/2021
Contact: Katie Dawes, kdawes@wichita.gov |

Wichita Park & Recreation and the Wichita Symphony Orchestra (WSO) are once again teaming up to bring residents two weekends of free symphony performances in a series entitled “Playing Across the Parks.”

On June 5, Musicians of the WSO can be found at six different parks throughout the City. Parks and times include:

  • 1 - 1:30 p.m. - Pawnee Prairie Park, West Shelter, 2625 S Tyler Rd

  • 1:30 – 2 p.m. - Central Riverside Park, Gazebo, 720 Nims N.

  • 2 - 2:30 p.m. - West Douglas Park, Shelter, 3201 W Douglas

  • 2:30 – 3 p.m. - Murdock Park, Shelter,1808 E Murdock St

  • 3 - 3:30 p.m. - OJ Watson Park, Shelter 1, 3022 S McLean Blvd

  • 3:30 – 4 p.m. - Chisholm Creek Park, Southwest Shelter, 3228 N Oliver

A WSO string trio consisting of Quinn Lake, Linette Gordon and Elizabeth Wallace will be performing at the top of the hours. A WSO brass quintet consisting of David Hunsicker, Henry Zimmermann, Jeb Wallace, Matt Blauer and Phil Black will be playing at the bottom of the hour. The Playing Across the Parks series is sponsored by the Koch Family Foundation.

At 7 p.m. on June 12 at the Evergy Pavilion in Naftzger Park, 601 E Douglas Ave, Wichita Symphony Music Director Daniel Hege will conduct members of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra woodwind section. The Koch Family Foundation and the Naftzger Fund for Fine Arts are presenting sponsors for this event.

Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets as they enjoy the music and outdoors.

For more information, please visit wichita.gov/ParkandRec or wichitasymphony.org.

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