Musicians of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of Hind Jabbour/Williamsport Symphony.

In Thursday’s (9/14) Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), Jason C. Klose writes, “The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra (WSO) revealed its concert season for 2023-2024, titled ‘Just For You!’… All performances are scheduled … at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. The season is unveiled with the inaugural concert titled ‘Rachmaninov and Beethoven: Odes to Joy,’ scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 24…. ‘The season starts with a big bang with WSO performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 “Ode to Joy,” showcasing choirs from the area and four terrific vocal soloists,’ said Gerardo Edelstein, WSO musical director and conductor. ‘The holiday concert will be centered on music from Broadway shows in addition to the traditional Christmas and Hannukah tunes…. The first concert of the New Year will be focused on one of the most ancient instruments in the history of music, the organ. Marcos Krieger will be the soloist for a well-known Handel concerto, and he will also play the famous part in Saint Saens Symphony No. 3.’… Edelstein places an emphasis on a commitment to artistic excellence, diversity in repertoire, education, community building, and above all, inspiration…. ‘I expect the music to deeply connect with our audiences’ hearts and minds, creating transformative experiences,’ said Edelstein.”