The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra will perform a free July 4 concert with fireworks at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.

In Monday’s (6/26) Tuscaloosa Thread (Alabama), Mary K writes, “The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra is offering a rare opportunity. If you have dreamed about being on the stage conducting a premiere symphony, here is your moment. Participants will have the chance to conduct the TSO during a captivating performance of ‘America the Beautiful’ at the 4th of July Celebration on the River concert for an expected crowd of up to 6,000 people at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. In a unique one-item silent auction, the winning bidder will experience an extraordinary moment to take the conductor’s podium and lead the talented musicians of the TSO. ‘This silent auction presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for music enthusiasts to step into the spotlight and make a lasting impact on our community,’ said Natassia Perrine, Executive Director of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra. In addition, this is a great way to support the Tuscaloosa arts community. The funds that are raised ‘will directly contribute to the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra’s mission of bringing exceptional musical and educational experiences to the region, nurturing local talent, and fostering a vibrant cultural landscape,’ said TSO.”