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Capital Philharmonic, Trenton team up for holiday concert


Although the Leavitt-AMP concert series coordinated by the Trenton Downtown Association won’t be held this summer, Capital Philharmonic (CPNJ) and the City of Trenton’s Department of Recreation, Natural Resources, and Culture have teamed up to present a concert in celebration of the nation’s birthday.
CPNJ will offer “A Concert in Celebration of Independence Day” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Mill Hill Park, East Front and South Broad streets, Trenton, N.J. Works by John Williams, John Philip Sousa, Irving Berling, Lalo Shiffrin James Hewitt and Richard Hayman will be performed.
CPNJ is the city’s professional orchestra engaging more than 70 musicians led by music director Daniel Spalding. Launched at a highly successful New Year’s Eve Concert in 2013, CPNJ usually performs at the Trenton War Memorial offering five to six concerts annually. After suspending its season due to the pandemic in March 2020, CPNJ will officially announce at this Independence Day concert the return of regular performances beginning in October.

This weekend’s performance is supported, in part, by funds from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program designed to help for-profit and not-for-profit organizations maintain financial support for their employees. CPNJ held an open-air concert at the Pavilion at Cadwalader Park in early June and is delighted to offer a new program to its audience on July 3. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted.
There is free parking at the Trenton Parking Authority Garage at 104 E. Front St. Bring a chair or blanket and bug repellent.