The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra in a past summertime concert at Reservoir Park. Photo courtesy of Harrisburg Symphony.

In Tuesday’s (6/6) Fox43 (Central Pennsylvania), Keith Schweigert writes, “The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday announced the return of its Summer Series—five free concerts held in outdoor venues across Central Pennsylvania. The performances will be held from June 30 through July 4” at venues in several nearby towns. “Matthew Herren, executive director of the HSO, said ‘We invite everyone in the community to grab your lawn chairs, a picnic basket and the kids for a free concert to celebrate America and American music.’ Each concert is held outdoors. In case of inclement weather, including excessive heat, the shows will be performed in an indoor location that will be announced … Said HSO board president Patricia Ferris, ‘Our goal is to bring communities together for these concerts’ … ‘Everyone loves the Summer Series, especially the musicians,’ said Stuart Malina, music director and conductor for the HSO. ‘This year’s playlist ranges from a salute to the Big Band Era and ‘West Side Story’ to a tribute to America’s Armed Forces, along with a few rousing cowboy songs. Each year, we offer a little something for everyone.’ ”