This year for its Patriotic Celebration, Utah Symphony will include that tune, among others, alongside tributes to a couple of very American institutions: baseball and the armed services. The first act will see KUTV 2 News meteorologist Sterling Poulson narrating the landmark baseball poem “Casey at the Bat” paired with a traditional arrangement of the nostalgia-laden “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” The second act will feature a salute to all five branches of the U.S. armed services with “The Caisson Song” (Army), “Sempre Paratus” (Coast Guard), “Marine’s Hymn,” “The U.S. Air Force” and “Anchors Aweigh” (Navy).
Of course, no patriotic musical celebration is complete without at least one march from the master of marches, John Philip Sousa: The evening of open-air fun will come to a romping close with “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
Utah Symphony Patriotic Celebration @ Sundance Resort, Route 92, North Fork of Provo Canyon, July 2, 8 p.m., $15; @ Deer Valley Resort, Park City, July 3, 7:30 p.m., $25-$65. 801-533-6683, UtahSymphony.org