The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra continued its summer season in Alpharetta on Wednesday night with its traditional July 4th concert.
The U.S. Army Chorus lent their voices to the show, amping up the patriotic fervor by singing appropriate tunes to the concert’s theme. I worried that the sound setup wouldn’t be up to the task when it was at times hard to hear them over the music from the orchestra on the opening number, The Star-Spangled Banner. It could have been that I was seated at a table on the floor in the lower seating area, and the combination of being so close to the musicians and hearing them over the speakers amped up the sound. So those people in the upper seating areas might have had no problems–especially the lawn far back and not under the amphitheater’s roof.
ASO concerts at the amphitheater tend to