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Wichita Symphony To Perform In City Parks

Small ensembles from the Wichita Symphony Orchestra will perform a series of free concerts in city parks this fall.

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra will host performances in city parks this fall, beginning Saturday.

Smaller ensembles comprised of Wichita Symphony musicians will perform on Saturday and Oct. 3 for its Playing Across the Parks series. It’s a partnership with the Wichita Park and Recreation department.

There will be six free performances each day at parks across the city.

People attending must follow COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing masks and observing 6-feet of social distancing.

In addition to the concerts in the park, the symphony also will host three in-person concerts at Century II this fall. A limited number of tickets will be available.

The symphony also unveiled WSO Connect, a digital membership that allows subscribers to view performances on-demand from home.

Go to wichitasymphony.org/events for more information.

Playing Across the Parks locations and times:


  • 1-1:30 p.m. - Naftzger Park
  • 1:30-2 p.m. - Pawnee Prairie Park
  • 2-2:30 p.m. - Fairmount Park
  • 2:30-3 p.m. - West Douglas Park
  • 3-3:30 p.m. - Chisholm Creek Park
  • 3:30-4 p.m. - McAdams Park

Oct. 3

  • 1-1:30 p.m. - Cessna Park East
  • 1:30-2 p.m. - Naftzger Park
  • 2:30-3030 p.m. - Murdock Park
  • 2:30-3 p.m. - Central Riverside Park
  • 3-3:30 p.m. - Dr. Glen Dey Park
  • 3:45-4:15 p.m. - Buffalo Park

Oct. 10 is being held as a rain date.

David Garcia is an intern in the KMUW News Lab. He is a senior at Wichita State University in the Elliott School of Communication.