Philharmonic Concert is August 5

The Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 5, on Batavia’s Courthouse Square. The concert is free and open to the public.

This year’s summer event will be the fourth in the community for the orchestra. The Clermont Philharmonic previously performed in concert on Courthouse Square for the Batavia Bicentennial in 2014 and in community concerts in the summers of 2015 and 2016.

The orchestra will present popular tunes, light classics, and other selections chosen for appeal to a family audience on a summer evening.

The sponsors are arranging with United Dairy Farmers for ice cream treats after the performance. Sponsors are the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Village of Batavia.

Mayor John Thebout suggests that people to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating at the concert.

Born in Puerto Rico, Clermont Philharmonic conductor Jaime Morales-Matos graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor in Music degree and an Artist Diploma in Trombone, the first such award granted to a brass player. He trained further at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under Christopher Zimmerman and Gerhard Samuel, where he received his Master in Music degree in 1995. The Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra was formed in 1997 and presented its inaugural concert on October 2, 1997, for the 25th anniversary of UC Clermont College.