An American Salute Closes ONNY's 36th Season

The 36th season of the Orchestra of Northern New York welcomed four new guest conductors and completed an 18-month search for a new Music Director. Now, ONNY prepares to close the season with its ever-popular summer Pops concert, An American Salute, conducted by new Music Director Michael J. Colburn.

The concert takes place Tuesday, July 2 at 8 pm in Thompson Park, Watertown; Wednesday, July 3 at 7:30 pm in Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam; and Thursday, July 4 at 7 pm on the Thousand Island Park Green on Wellesley Island. Only the July 3 concert is a ticketed event. Children twelve and under are always admitted for free. For more information about ticket prices, visit

The program includes several patriotic works such as John Philip Sousa’s The Liberty Bell March and The Stars and Stripes Forever; Gould’s American Salute, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. The concert also features Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, John Williams’ the Cowboys, Leroy Anderson’s The Syncopated Clock, and selections from Rodgers and Bennett’s The Sound of Music.

A current audience development initiative allows newcomers who have never been to an ONNY concert to attend for free in return for one’s email address. Tickets can be acquired the night of the concert at the Guest Services table.