Harrisburg Symphony’s longtime executive director to be honored for work with orchestra

Posted on: November 25, 2019

“The executive director of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and The Burg community magazine are the recipients of the 2020 Arts Awards from Theatre Harrisburg,” writes Chris Mautner in Friday’s (11/22) PennLive. “Jeffrey Woodruff, who has spent the past 17 years as the HSO’s executive director, will receive the ‘Award to an Individual’ for having overseen the expansion of the orchestra and for being an advocate for the arts in general, according to a press release from Theatre Harrisburg. Woodruff announced in August that he plans to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 concert season. Founded in 2008 and co-owned by publisher Alex Hartzler and editor Lawrance Bindawill, The Burg will receive the ‘Award to an Organization, Company or Group’ for its coverage of the Harrisburg region and its support of events like 3rd in the Burg and partnership with Sprocket Mural Works. Theatre Harrisburg has been awarding the Distinguished Service to the Arts in the Capital Region for 27 years, with each iteration of the awards being given to one organization and one couple or individual who have advanced the cause of the arts in the Harrisburg region. The awards ceremony will be held May 31.”

Posted November 25, 2019