Enid Symphony Orchestra will play works from American composers this year during the annual Fourth of July concert Monday at Meadowlake Park.

Douglas Newell, symphony director, said the orchestra will play works by Aaron Copeland, George Gershwin and John Phillip Sousa during the 8:30 p.m. performance.

The concert is sponsored by Liberty Federal Savings Bank and the Oklahoma Arts Council.

The orchestra also will play during the fireworks display at the end of the evening.

Newell and the orchestra, which will celebrate its 100th season in 2006, will start the evening with Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band," followed by Sousa's "Washington Post March."

"Hoedown from Rodeo" by Copeland, "Thunderer March" by Sousa and Gershwin's "Someone to Watch Over Me" are scheduled.

Building up to the fireworks show, the orchestra will play "Var-iations on a Shaker Melody," by Copeland, "Liberty Bell March," by Sousa and "An

American in Paris" by Gershwin. During the fireworks, the orchestra will play "Star Spangled Banner," "Armed Forces Salute," "Oklahoma!" and "Stars and Stripes Forever."

The orchestra's tradition of performing in conjunction with the fireworks began in 1990.

The program is coordinated between Jim Burnett, of Western Enterprises, which manufactures fireworks, and Newell.

During the symphony 2005-2006 season, the orchestra will present more music by Sousa as it starts the season with "The Night Sousa Came to Town."

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