The Savannah Philharmonic this morning announced details of their annual Picnic in the Park event, slated for Sunday, Oct. 6.
The theme for this year's event, "Color Your World with Music," was chosen by Lucinda Shultz after a social media campaign invited community members to submit ideas inspired by the word "kaleidoscope."
Executive Director Terri O'Neil and theme contest winner Lucinda Shultz pose with the official Picnic in the Park poster.
Terri O'Neil, Executive Director for the Savannah Philharmonic, was joined at the podium by Mayor Eddie DeLoach, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Bell, Alderman Bill Durrence, Col. Dave Escobar, and Enmarket district manager Hailey Grene.
O'Neil expressed her gratitude to the city and to Enmarket for their partnership and her pleasure to again partner with the 3rd Infantry Division.
The Savannah Philharmonic's new conductor, Keitaro Harada, will not be able to conduct Picnic in the Park this year, instead appointing Maestro Gene Chang for the task.
Chang will be joined by American Traditions Vocal Competition silver medalist and VOICE Festival singer Emily Yocum Black.
Prior to the Philharmonic's performance, there will be performances by the Savannah Arts Academy Orchestra, Savannah High School Band and SCAD's Honey Bees.
Picnic in the Park is recognized as Savannah's most popular single-day event and has been a local favorite for over thirty years. The event begins at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
For more information about Picnic in the Park, call 912-232-6002, visit savannahphilharmonic.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or find the event page on the Savannah Philharmonic Facebook.