Annual Community Concert to Don Patriotic Colors

Sept. 24, 2008

Sounds of Class, a free, family friendly music festival held annually on the campus of UT Dallas, this year will play tribute to the American spirit in an event dubbed “Red, White and You.”

Featuring music by the Richardson Symphony Orchestra, the concert, now in its 13th year, is co-sponsored by the City of Richardson.  It will kick off at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 with a children’s carnival organized by the UT Dallas Student Ambassadors and put on by more than 40 student organizations. 

Beginning at 6 p.m., popular performer Eddie Coker will entertain families with his original songs.  At 7:30 p.m., the symphony will take the stage.  The concert, featuring well known patriotic musical scores, will conclude with a fireworks show choreographed to the last song. 

UT Dallas is located at 800 W. Campbell Road between Custer and Coit roads.  Attendees should enter the campus through the main gate at University Parkway and follow the signs to parking and the event location.

A concession stand, with hotdogs, snacks and soft drinks, will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. Attendees may bring their own picnics.  Seating is on the lawn adjacent to the University’s McDermott Library.  Alcohol and pets are prohibited. 

In the event of inclement weather, the symphony performance will take place at 8 p.m. in the Activity Center.

For information about services for persons with disabilities, please call 972-883-2203.  For more information about Sounds of Class, call 972-883-6259 or visit

Sounds of Class is also sponsored by Richardson Regional Medical Center, Richardson Living magazine and Hanson Construction.

Media Contact: Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected]

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