Williamsport Symphony to open in-person season with Rouse, Dvořák, Beethoven

Posted on: October 22, 2021

“After a year of live music venues closing doors and being shuttered, one of Williamsport’s premier ensembles is returning to the stage,” writes Robert Hinkal in Thursday’s (10/21) Williamsport Sun-Gazette (PA). “The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra has announced a new [five-concert] season … set to begin … Oct. 26 … ‘It has been a challenging year and a half indeed for the performing arts and we are very excited to return to the Community Arts Center with the full orchestra,’ said Gerardo Edelstein, WSO music director and conductor…. The new season … will see the return of WSO principal flutist Reuben Councill, performing the Flute Concerto by Christopher Rouse followed by … [Dvořák’s] ‘Carnival Overture’ … and [Beethoven’s] Symphony No. 6, Pastoral…. Edelstein says that after the past year and the shared global experience of the pandemic, he feels as though audiences will be able to view and approach the performances this season in a whole new light. ‘I believe that the pandemic changed us all in some way and … people appreciate now more all what we missed,’ … he said. ‘I have no doubt our audience will leave the Community Arts Center fulfilled and rewarded after each concert.’ ”