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UCR Musicians to Perform in Patriots Concert

Singer Karen Wilson and the Pipe Band will entertain in the free Fourth of July concert at White Park.

(July 1, 2009)

Karen Wilson, photo by Carlos PumaEnlarge

Karen Wilson, photo by Carlos Puma

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The UC Riverside Pipe Band and Karen Wilson, assistant director of UCR’s Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts, will perform at the Patriots Concert in White Park at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 4.

Fireworks from Mt. Rubidoux start at 9 p.m. and can be seen from White Park, located at Ninth and Market streets in downtown Riverside. Admission is free.

Sponsored by the Riverside County Philharmonic Foundation, the Patriots Concert celebrates those who make the sacrifice of serving in the United States armed forces. UCR is a co-sponsor of the event.

Singer Wilson will open for the Riverside Lyric Opera Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Manuel Alberto Aybar. She will perform a short jazz set accompanied by pianist Ron Barksdale, bassist Eugene Jaceldo and drummer Tim Woo.

The award-winning UCR Pipe Band will perform as well.
UCR Pipe BandEnlarge

UCR Pipe Band

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