The Seventh annual Classical Meets Pop Concert and fireworks display will be held Sunday, July 2, at the Mount Vernon Community Center. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk.

The show will be hosted by “From the Top” producer Jerry Slavet, and feature award-winning and internationally celebrated classical/pop musicians Charles Yang and Michael Thurber, among other young performers and alumni from NPR’s “From the Top.”

Yang, a violinist, has been described by the Boston Globe as one who “plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star.” Yang has performed as a soloist with prominent orchestras at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center’s Metropolitan Opera House, as well as being featured in Nick Romeo’s book, Driven and on Discovery Channel’s Curiosity. In 2016, Yang joined the crossover string-band, Time for Three.

Thurber, a bassist, is a Julliard graduate and New York City-based composer and performer. He has created scores for clients such as Vanity Fair and BBC America in addition to the music for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s and the Public Theater of New York’s production of “Antony and Cleopatra.” Thurber is a co-founder and music-director of CDZA. Most recently, Thurber has been playing the bass with Jon Batiste and his group Stay Human on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Ticket sales and donations will support lake conservation programs at both 30-Mile River Watershed Association and the Parker Pond Association.

Concert reservations are recommended as indoor seating is limited. Guests also can bring blankets or chairs and sit outside on the lawn to listen for free.

Tickets cost, in advance, $12 for adults and $6 for children younger than 18. For tickets, visit

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