Fireworks, King George II Style | Events
The weather will be perfect Sunday for an evening of fireworks and beautiful music by the Spokane River. Allegro, Baroque and Beyond's 34th Annual Royal Fireworks Concert is the world's only live fireworks display choreographed to Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks. The concert starts Sunday evening at 9:00 on the floating stage behind the INB Performing Arts Center (map).
A favorite Spokane summer tradition, the Royal Fireworks Concert traces its origin all the way back to 1749. That's when King George II of Great Britain commissioned George Frideric Handel to compose something to celebrate the end of the War of the Austrian Succession and the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.
263 years later, Spokane will celebrate Handel's powerful suite, played by a 60-piece Royal Band, and choreographed to an awesome fireworks display. Get there early Sunday evening, and you can enjoy two ballet performances by Ballet Arts Academy at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the Lilac Bowl.
The event is free to the public, but if you want the best seat in the house, Allegro Baroque is selling tickets to a Convention Center Rooftop Patio Party featuring a light summer buffet. Call Allegro at 509-455-6865 or click www.allegrobaroque.org for more information.