July 4, 2020 | 3:00 PM
In-person tickets are sold out. Please make plans to join us by watching the live online performance!
Join the OSO Brass Ensemble in a celebration of our country’s independence! From sea to shining sea, this concert is a stunning salute to the USA. Guest conductor, Chip Birkner, leads our exciting brass ensemble in a concert with patriotic favorites that include Battle Hymn of the Republic, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, American Revolutionary War Medley, and a special tribute to the Armed Forces.
How to watch this performance:
- Enjoy for free via Live Stream! We will be showing this performance LIVE on July 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM
- Attend the performance in person at the Reilly Arts Center! Limited General Admission tickets available for $15
Important Information for In-person guests:
Due to social distancing guidelines, in-person guests will be assigned a seat when they arrive to the theater. Reilly Arts Center staff and volunteers will be wearing masks, and we suggest that patrons wear one as well. The Reilly Arts Center has valued your convenience, but right now we are making sure your safety is a priority.
Mask/Face covering requirement: In light of the recent State regulations and the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Florida, we are requiring that all guests wear masks/ face covering at all times when not seated during the event. This includes entering and exiting the building, visiting restrooms and concessions, and moving throughout the building.
The Reilly Arts Center and our board of directors has always valued the convenience for our patrons, but right now we are making the safety of all artists and concert guests our priority. If you don’t have a mask, The Reilly will happily provide one at the door!
If you’re unable to attend the concert under these requirements, we understand and are happy to provide you with a refund. Please Email email@example.com.
Dr. Chip Birkner
Dr. Birkner serves the University of Florida as Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Director of Bands, where he directs the University Concert Bands, the New Music Ensemble, Gator Pep Bands, and is Associate Director of the ‘Pride of the Sunshine’ Marching Band. Additionally, he serves the UF School of Music teaching courses in conducting and music education. Prior to his appointment at the University of Florida, Dr. Birkner taught in the public schools of The Woodlands, TX, Tomball, TX, and La Porte, TX.
He received his Bachelor of Music Education with Performer’s Certificate, Master of Music in Percussion Performance, and Ph.D. in Music Education/Instrumental Conducting from the University of Florida.
Dr. Birkner has conducted ensembles across the United States, Europe, and South America. He is an active performer holding the Principal Timpani chair with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. He remains active as a guest conductor, performer, and clinician throughout the southeastern United States. Additionally, Dr. Birkner served as Program Director for the 2018 Vienna Summer Music Festival’s Conducting Institute held in Vienna, Austria. He holds professional memberships with the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, the College Band Directors National Association, the Florida Music Educators Association, Florida Bandmasters Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Professional Music Fraternity. In addition, Dr. Birkner holds honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.