“I think it’s always a challenge when life sort of moves on,” she said about the convention moving. “It’s always a challenge to say, ‘How can we keep the essence of who we are, yet adapt?’ Not change with the times, but adapt.”
Patty said she thinks Oklahoma City’s location will help attract people from the West Coast and other areas who may not be able to travel to Indiana as easily.
But no matter where the convention is held or where she performs, there’s always something special about returning to Anderson.
“Anderson is home and it will always be home,” Patty said. “It was for 30-plus years. It’s going to be home forever.”
The Valentine’s Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets range from $22 to $32 for adults and $5 to $26 for students. Concertgoers are also invited to an after-party hosted by the ASO board at Laura Sandlin Agency. Those tickets are $10.
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If you go... Sandi Patty will perform with the Anderson Symphony Orchestra for its Valentine's Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Paramount Theatre, 1124 Meridian Plaza, Anderson. Tickets range from $5 to $26 for students and $22 to $32 for adults. They can be purchased in advance at andersonsymphony.org, or call 644-2111, or at the box office one hour before concert. Upcoming Anderson Symphony Orchestra events: Symphony for Kids on March 3; "Carmina Burana" on April 5; A Little Night Music on June 26; A Symphony of Fun, Vintage Carnival on Sept. 13; and Murder Mystery Dinner Nov. 21 and 22 at The Edge.