Mother’s Day Boom

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Posted May 10, 2021 | Photography by Dave Miller, special to the Ocala Gazette

The 32nd Annual Fine Arts For Ocala’s Symphony Under the Stars event on Mother’s Day at the Ocala Golf Club featured live music, headlined by the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. The performance was punctuated by a firework display as the orchestra played the 1812 Overture and Stars and Stripes Forever. Hundreds attended the event which raised money for the annual Ocala Arts Festival scheduled for Oct. 23-24.

Stewart Kitts, the Ocala Symphony Orchestra’s concert master, played the violin during Sunday’s performance.


The symphony is shown during the performance at the Ocala Golf Club.


Conductor Matthew Wardell leads the Ocala Symphony Orchestra during event.


Fireworks explode in front of the crowd as the orchestra performs nearby.


The orchestra tent is illuminated by the fireworks going off overhead.


A large American flag draped over the Ocala Golf Club’s driving range net is seen in the foreground of an aerial shot of the crowd as the sun sets.


The crowd is shown at the Ocala Golf Club during the Symphony Under the Stars event.

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