Northwest Indiana Symphony in tenth South Shore Summer Music Festival

Posted on: July 22, 2016

“Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra will once again bring its South Shore Summer Music Festival to Northwest Indiana” beginning this weekend, writes Eloise Marie Valadez in Thursday’s (7/21) Times (Munster, Indiana). “Orchestra music director Kirk Muspratt said not only is it the 10th year for the fest but ‘This is the 200th birthday of Indiana and we’ll also be presenting (music) that has to do with Indiana.’ NISO is also celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. … concerts … will feature everything from patriotic selections, pops tunes and light classical fare in addition to selections by Indiana composers such as Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and Michael Jackson…. ‘I look at (things) that have appeal for the orchestra and that have meaning for everyone,’ Muspratt said. In the last decade, the outdoor concerts have remained a solid tradition in the various towns where they’re performed.” Free concerts in the South Shore Festival are planned for Cedar Lake (July 23), Crown Point (July 30), Wolf Lake (August 5), Griffith (August 6), and Schererville (August 16). During the regular season, the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra plays a full roster of subscription concerts and runs several education programs.

Posted July 22, 2016