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Playing Across the Park: Wichita Symphony Free Concerts in the Park

Musicians from the Wichita Symphony have partnered with Wichita Park & Recreation to bring you a FREE, family-friendly, all-ages event called Playing Across the Parks, and everyone is welcome. Musicians will play at different parks throughout the city on May 4th. Enjoy beautiful music with the entire family while you relax outdoors. Venture to one of the six featured parks across Wichita to hear local talent.

Playing Across the Parks Wichita

You and your family will be mesmerized listening to Symphony musicians performing music from their favorite Disney movies and more. This truly unique experience is one you don’t want to miss, and it’s FREE!! Pack a picnic, sit back, and relax.

Playing Across The Parks on May 4th: 

Musicians: Laura Hammes Black and Joan Pfaff, violins; Danny Ibarra, viola; and Laura Martinez, cello

  • 1:00 PM – Buffalo Park (500 N. Maize Rd.
  • 2:00 PM – Chester I. Lewis Park (205 E. Douglas Ave.)
  • 3:00 PM – Woodland Park (841 W. 21st St. N.)

The musicians are David Hunsicker, trumpet; Sam Natvig, trumpet; Jeb Wallace, horn; Matt Blauer, trombone; and Phillip Black, tuba.

  • 1:30 PM – Chisholm Creek Park (3228 N. Oliver)
  • 2:30 PM – Naftzger Park (601 E. Douglas Ave.)
  • 3:30 PM – Schweiter Park (900 S. Chautauqua)

In years past, some of the music performed was: 
• A Whole New World from Aladdin
• Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast
• Frozen Medley Songs
• How Far I’ll Go from Moana
• Kiss the Girl from The Little Mermaid
• Surface Pressure
• The Incredibles Main Theme
• We Don’t Talk About Bruno from Encanto
• You’ve Got A Friend in Me from Toy Story

Bring your blankets and chairs to listen to the music in comfort. We hope to see you there!

Check out Wichita Parks and Recreation Website for more information.

The mission of the Wichita Symphony is to enrich, educate, and entertain diverse audiences of all
ages in our region through performances of orchestral music, thereby enhancing the
vibrancy and vitality of Wichita.

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1944 and is one of the oldest and most active arts organizations in Kansas. Throughout its 79 years of existence, the orchestra’s mission has been to provide the state with the highest quality musical presentations for as many different audiences as possible.

Over the years, the Orchestra has gone through artistic growth to become a highly respected and acclaimed ensemble. The Orchestra’s annual activities include a Masterworks series, Pops concerts, Special Events, Family Concerts, and free, citywide community performances. The Orchestra’s educational activities include Young People’s Concerts, a four-tiered Youth Orchestras & Ensembles Program, and ongoing audience education.

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