A Capitol Fourth

Fireworks & The 1812 Overture

Clip: Season 2011 | 1m 50s

Each year, "A Capitol Fourth" is capped off with the National Symphony Orchestra's rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" complete with live cannon fire provided by The U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery and fireworks over the Washington Monument. This audience favorite is now an "A Capitol Fourth" tradition.

Aired: 07/04/11

Rating: NR

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Corporate sponsorship by The Boeing Company. Additional funding by the National Park Service, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Department of the Army and PBS. Travel is provided by American …

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Learn about the special 40th anniversary presentation of A Capitol Fourth, with performances from iconic locations across the country, highlights from the concert’s forty-year history, a tribute to COVID-19 frontline workers, and a fireworks display recorded live over the iconic skyline of our nation's capital.

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