Celebrating the Fourth of July, Stockton Symphony at home style!

Enjoy this spectacular nine-minute Independence Day Celebration with The Stockton Symphony!

Peter Jaffe, music director & conductor

  • National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner
  • Port Stockton March by Benjamin Casey Allin, arranged by Peter Jaffe
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever March by John Philip Sousa

Benjamin Casey Allin was a former director of the Port of Stockton. He wrote a piano score for his Sousa-like march in 1936. Maestro Jaffe arranged it for full orchestra and the Stockton Symphony premiered it 1/27/18 and also played it in 4/27/19.

And one other note: by a congressional decree in 1987, Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever is the official march of the USA.

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