Woodbury and Morris: Picnic and Pops Adds Venue

The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Picnic and Pops summer concert at two venues this year, Hollow Park in Woodbury and South Farms in Morris.

WATERBURY — The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra will present the Hooray for Hollywood! Picnic and Pops summer concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 5 and 6 p.m. Sunday, July 7. The July 5 concert will take place at South Farms in Morris, 21 Higbie Rd. and the July 7 concert will be at Hollow Park in Woodbury. Picnic and Pops is a family-friendly symphonic experience with an outdoor setting as its backdrop. 

Led by Music Director and Conductor Leif Bjaland, the Waterbury Symphony’s 2019 concerts will showcase hit music from such classic movies as “Star Trek,” “The Pink Panther,” “42nd Street,” “Rocky” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The program features music by composers John Williams, Henry Mancini and Bill Conti.

“The popularity of this concert, combined with the 30-year anniversary, provided us the perfect opportunity to expand our reach,” said Robert Cinnante, WSO executive director. 

Tickets for the South Morris concert are $75 for VIP tickets, which include an indoor pre-concert reception with wine, a signature cocktail, heavy hors d’oeuvres, charcuterie and reserved concert seating; $15 for advanced tickets; $20 for day-of tickets and $5 for child tickets. 

Children younger than 5 years old will be admitted for free.

No outside alcohol is allowed at South Farms. 

Guests may purchase a variety of food, beer and wine once at the venue. Food trucks will be on site.

Tickets for the Hollow Park concert are $75 for VIP tickets, which include covered concert seating, wine and light hors d’oeuvres; $15 for advanced tickets; $20 for day-of tickets and $5 for child tickets. 

Children younger than 5 years old will be admitted free.

The Hollow Park concert is sponsored by Secor, Cassidy & McPartland and the Connecticut Community Foundation.

Those interested may purchase advance tickets for both events at waterburysymphony.org or by calling 203-574-4283. 

Lawn tickets for Hollow Park are available at Woodbury Drug and Canfield Corner Pharmacy.

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