The South Bend Symphony Orchestra celebrates our country’s independence with the Shein Trust Community Series “Salute to Freedom” concert on Wednesday, July 3, at 7:30 p.m., at the Morris Performing Arts Center. Under the baton of Music Director Alastair Willis, the Orchestra will once again captivate audiences with patriotic tunes, tributes to the armed forces, popular songs, and a special performance by South Bend’s Danny Lerman. Thanks to Shein Trust’s generous support, this family-friendly concert is free!

“I am excited to experience the rush of hearing the symphony engulfing and inspiring as I play these beautiful arrangements and orchestrations of my songs,” saxophonist Danny Lerman remarks. “I co-wrote these songs in Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and South Bend, and now they are making their way back home to the South Bend Symphony. It will be a joy to behold sharing them with all of you.”

So, bring your family and celebrate with the South Bend Symphony, and ring in summer with “Salute to Freedom!”

This free community concert is made possible through the generous support of Shein Trust. In addition, this concert is made possible by partnerships with South Bend Venue Parks and Arts, as well as the Morris Performing Arts Center.


About the South Bend Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating the 92nd Season, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra is the region’s only professional orchestra and is committed to engaging the community in all it does. In addition to being recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and other state and local arts funding organizations, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra is the recipient of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County’s Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence, which recognizes the best-run nonprofit organization in St. Joseph County, Indiana.


About Danny Lerman
Danny Lerman is a riveting saxophonist and composer. Danny has studied with Junior Walker’s legendary teacher, Charlie Atkins, at the University of North Texas music school and the Berklee School of Music, as well as with Peter Ballin. Danny’s Albums, Danny’s Island/Chartmaker Jazz, Meow Baby/Lightyear/EMI, Do You Feel/Steel Warehouse, and World Jam/Steel Warehouse, earned stunning reviews, opening the door to international airplay, festivals and concerts in Finland, Venezuela, South Africa, Indonesia, The Netherlands, Turkey, Hong Kong, Mexico, Israel, Brazil, Canada and the United States. Lerman has recorded/performed with Howard Hewett, CeCe Peniston, Danny Boy, Bobby Lyle, Norman Connors, Peabo Bryson, Kevin Mahogany, and Onder Focan, and recorded with Randy Brecker, Dave Valentin, and Hubert Laws. Lerman has opened for Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Sergio Mendez, Richard Elliot, David Benoit, Eric Marienthal, the Ghetto Boys, Joe Lovano, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, and Dutch Ska artist Le Prince.

Danny has performed as a featured soloist with the South Bend Symphony and in Breda, Holland, with members of the Metropole Orchestra. Danny’s compositions have been featured in movie soundtracks, Wedding Bell Blues, and Kill Me Later, as well as commercials for JD Powers.