August 18 / 6:00 p.m.

The South Bend Symphony Orchestra and the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County presents the Chris Wilson Memorial Concert “The Last Night of Proms” on Sunday, August 18 at 6 p.m. Chris Wilson Pavilion at South Bend’s Potawatomi Park.

All events are free to attend and begin at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. In case of rain, the concert will move indoors to Adams High School Auditorium. The event will be professionally amplified and lit by EventSys.

The Community Foundation Performing Arts Series is sponsored by the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County’s ArtsEverywhere Fund, the Marjorie H. Wilson Charitable Trust Fund, and the Indiana Arts Commission. South Bend Venues, Parks and Arts is a key partner. WVPE-FM 88.1 is our broadcast partner for the Aug. 18 event.



Play-Along Details

The Play-Along with the Symphony as part of its August 18 concert at the Chris Wilson Pavilion at South Bend’s Potawatomi Park. This free opportunity is open to all community musicians who would like the chance to perform with a professional symphony under the baton of Music Director Alastair Willis. The Play-Along portion of the concert will include two pieces: Edward Elgar’s “Nimrod” from his Enigma Variations and Camille Saint-Saën’s “Danse Bacchanale” from Samon and Delilah. This year, the Play-Along has a new enhancement: Each orchestral part for the Play-Along pieces will be available in Basic and Advanced formats. This will help to ensure that community musicians of all skill levels are able to enjoy their experience.

To participate in this free event, community musicians must commit to two mandatory rehearsals and complete an online using the registration form below.

Register Here!


Rehearsal Schedule

  1. Friday, August 16, from 6–8 p.m. at the Community Center Ballrooms A+B,
    St. Joe County Library, Main Branch (304 S. Main St., South Bend, IN 46601)
  2. Sunday, August 18 from 4–5 p.m. at the Chris Wilson Pavilion.

Registration opens June 1, 2024. Space is limited and musicians are encouraged to register early.

Calendar for The Chris Wilson Community Play-Along Concert

  • 6:00pm

Getting to the Venue

Chris Wilson Pavilion - Potawatomi Park

2105 E Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46615