According to the weather prophets, Forest Park will be a near-perfect 70 degrees when people assemble on Art Hill with picnics and lawn chairs tonight to listen to the St. Louis Symphony's free annual outdoor concert at 7 p.m. (This may, if memory serves, even beat last year's pretty-nice weather.)
Conducted by Gemma New and featuring the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus led by director Kevin McBeth, the night's programming will look like this:
Smith, "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro Overture
Brahms Hungarian Dance No 5
J. Strauss, Jr., Thunder and Lightning Polka
Falla, Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo
Stravinsky, Infernal Dance from The Firebird
Johnson, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
Johnson, "Peace Like a River"
Bernstein, Selections from West Side Story
Rodgers, The King and I Overture
John Williams, Theme from Jurassic Park
Ward, "America the Beautiful"
Sousa, "Stars and Stripes Forever"
FInale: Fireworks shot off from the base of Art Hill