You've waited for it, and now, it's here. The D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops Classical Fireworks concert. Your patience has paid off, but don't miss it because it is tonight!

It's a bit different than in past years, because it's a one-night only, special event tonight, August 3. Why? Because Music Director Marcelo Lehninger will be able to make his D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops debut as conductor.

Terry Johnson
Terry Johnson

Musical highlights for Classical Fireworks include works by Aaron Copland and George Gershwin, and the finale from Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World.” The evening ends with Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky’s perennially popular 1812 Overture, leading to a fireworks extravaganza to end the show.

Gates open at 5:45 p.m. at Cannonsburg Ski Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Rd, NE, for picnicking and pre-concert entertainment by Michael Schaeffer on the accordion.

The concert has a slightly later start, 8 p.m., so that it's dark enough for the fireworks at the end of the concert.

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