“After 15 months, the York Symphony Orchestra is finally returning to the live stage, ready for an audience to come and listen,” writes Tina Locurto in Thursday’s (6/24) York Dispatch (York, PA). “While the orchestra performed livestreams and pre-recorded pieces during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of 40 musicians will return for a series of live concerts at the York Expo Center. The Open Air Summer Series will feature three concerts in June, August and September…. The first of three shows is debuting Saturday, followed by performances on Aug. 28 and Sept. 18…. Saturday’s show will follow the theme of Pennsylvania Dutch music. In August, musicians will perform pieces by Felix Mendelssohn and Samuel Barber in a concert titled ‘Summer Night’s Dream.’ And, in September, the final summer concert will feature a sampling of the orchestra’s upcoming fall 2021 season performing at the Strand Theatre…. The York Symphony Orchestra … settled on the York Expo Center, executive director Michael Reichman said, for the location’s reliability as a a solid, open-air theater. ‘We’re very excited to get music back together and create that energy on stage and being able to perform for a large group of people,’ Reichman said.”