Stars, Stripes & Symphony

It’s time to let freedom and music ring once again. The Conroe Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of its newly-minted Music Director Anna-Maria Gkouni, will perform a repertoire of patriotic pops and all American composers including community favorites like:

“America, the Beautiful” arranged by Carmen Dragon
“Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa
“Armed forces Salute” by Bob Lowden

This concert will feature a versatile selection of American composers. “Celebrating American culture, we’re pleased to present to our audience a range of all-time favorite American patriotic music, jazz and ragtime inspired selections, as well as film and famous Broadway tunes,” said Music Director & Conductor, Anna-Maria Gkouni.  “I’ve been waiting for this moment for such a long time as have been all of our players and we can’t wait to be playing music for the community again. We know music has been missing from our community and this will be a stirring, musical homecoming for all of us.”  This is one of the favorites of the concert season with music for every family member.

Accompanying the orchestra is Guest Artist, Harvey Dunn of PaintJam, painting with a unique twist.  Dunn will perform alongside the CSO during  America the Beautiful and the Armed Forces Salute.  Dunn wields an extraordinary paint brush and with entertaining swift strokes brings an entertaining, and artistic surprise element to the night.

Special activities for the whole family:

  • Super Hero Cape Parade—For Kids 3-10. Wear your own super hero cape or make one at our activity table which opens at 7 p.m.
  • Historic characters—meet Ben Franklin and George Washington
  • Snow cone truck. Special tribute to the Armed Forces.

Stars, Stripes & Symphony is free and open to the public. Heritage Place is located at 500 Collins Street in downtown Conroe. Bring a chair or blanket and get ready to share in a truly memorable community event celebrating freedom, music, and a shared love of musical arts.

Supported by:
• City of Conroe
• Texas Commission on the Arts
• Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts
• Montgomery County Community Foundation

Media Support provided by:


Patriotic Concert
July 3, 2021
Heritage Place
7:30 p.m.

Join us live or
watch us streaming on:

CSO Facebook Page
Woodlands Online