Friday, June 26, 2009

Get Ready for Summer Concerts

Now that Memorial Day is history, the solstice has officially passed and it finally feels like summer is really here – and soon we can all begin complaining about the heat and humidity – it’s time to get ready for summer concerts.

And you’re in luck! The Harrisburg Symphony will be playing free concerts in five different locations around the mid-state with the area's 4th of July celebrations:

Thursday July 2 at 8PM - Negley Park, Lemoyne (sponsored by the Community of Lemoyne)

Friday July 3 at 8:30PM - American Musicfest, Harrisburg (sponsored by Dauphin County Commissioners)

Saturday July 4 at 7:30PM - Lebanon Valley College, Annville (sponsored by Lebanon Valley College)

Sunday July 5 at 7:30PM - Carlisle Summerfair, Carlisle (sponsored in part by Orrstown Bank. Senator Pat Vance assisted in obtaining additional funds.)

Monday July 6 at 7:30PM - East Juniata High School, McAlisterville (sponsored by First National Bank of Mifflintown and the Lawrence L. and Julia Z. Hoverter Foundation.)

Concertmaster Odin Rathnam will be playing the “Carmen Fantasy” by Pablo de Sarasate with the orchestra at each concert. Now, if you missed their performance from the last of the Masterworks concerts in May or you want to hear it again, this weekend’s your chance. Tune in to WITF-FM 89.5 this Sunday evening for “WITF Presents…” between 7:00 and 9:00.

For summer concerts, it's always a good idea to BYOC - Bring Your Own [Lawn] Chairs - and remember, in public parks BYOB means "Bring Your Own Blanket."

Did I mention the concerts are free?

And then join the musicians in hoping for good weather!

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photo credit: Odin Rathnam, photo by Sean Simmers

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