Picnic in the Park – a beloved Savannah tradition that takes place in Forsyth Park – will be on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. This event celebrates the National Arts and Humanities month by featuring an evening of live music, family friendly activities, and a creative spread of picnics big and small.
Every year, picnickers have an opportunity to enter the legendary “Picnic Contest”. Picnickers are encouraged to design an imaginative picnic spread that is inspired by the suggested theme. This year’s theme is ‘“Hollywood in the Park” — is based on the Savannah Philharmonic’s performances of music from Ben Hur, Oklahoma!, and Harry Potter.
For the third year in a row, Parker’s will be the presenting sponsor of this popular fall community event.
Picnic in the Park is presented by the Savannah Philharmonic and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs. In addition to the City, the Philharmonic and Parker’s, Toyota of Savannah will serve as the supporting sponsor.
In addition to Picnic in the Park, the Philharmonic is an integral part of the Integrative Medicine Program at The Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, providing musicians to play for patients and staff and bringing the joy and healing powers of music to as many members of the community as possible. The orchestra and chorus also have an effective educational program, bringing students to rehearsals and providing master classes to talented young musicians in the area by visiting soloists.
2015 PICNIC IN THE PARK MUSICAL LINEUP
4 p.m. Esther Garrison School for the Performing & Visual Arts Band & Orchestra
4:45 p.m. Savannah Arts Academy Chorus
5:30 p.m. Velvet Caravan Performance
7 p.m. Welcome
7:10 p.m. Savannah Philharmonic Concert – 1st half of program
“Parade of the Charioteers” from Ben Hur, featuring the brass and percussion members of high school band programs in Savannah Chatham County Public School System)
7:55 p.m. Intermission
8:15 p.m. Savannah Philharmonic Concert – 2nd half of program
9 p.m. End of Concert
FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2015 HERE.