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PHOTOS: Salem Philharmonia performs at Capitol

Oregon’s state parks got a musical birthday celebration Saturday as the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra performed at a special centennial event.

Temperatures Saturday peaked at 103 degrees in Salem, but that didn’t stop a crowd from gathering on the Capitol Mall in the late morning to listen to a selection of John Philip Sousa, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Star Wars melodies.

Emily Rodgers, member of Salem Philharmonia Orchestra and cello teacher channels her inner Yo- Yo Ma for the concert at the Capitol Mall on Saturday, July 30 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Noah Sangster, Oregon State Parks Ranger, tells visitor James Lhendup about the leaf he found at the Capitol Mall during a concert on Saturday, July 30. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Mitch and Anna Moore and their twin daughters Daisy and Nora enjoy the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra concert in the shade at the Capitol Mall on Saturday, July 30. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The crowd sits in the shade and enjoys the free concert on the mall given by the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra on Saturday, July 30. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Stacy Nalley, Public Outreach Coordinator for the Oregon State Capitol, addresses the crowd at the State Parks 100th birthday event at the Capitol Mall on Saturday, July 30. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The crowd sits in the shade and enjoys the free concert on the mall given by the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra on Saturday, July 30. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The Salem Philharmonia Orchestra performs on the Capitol Mall on Saturday, July 30 in 103 degree heat to celebrate the Oregon State Parks 100th year. They played Sousa, Tchaikovsky, and several scores from the Star Wars movies. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Bringing your own shade was a wise idea in 103 degree heat while listening to the free concert on the mall given by the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra on Saturday, July 30. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

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