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Harrisburg, PA (June 13, 2022) – The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra (HSO) is pleased to announce the return of their Summer Concert Series after a two-year hiatus.

“We can’t wait to share this uplifting program with our audiences. The HSO Summer Series is a real family favorite, and I am so pleased that we can once again present these fun, free concerts across the region,” said Matthew Herren, executive director of the orchestra.

Maestro Stuart Malina will lead the orchestra in the decades-old tradition of outdoor performances in five different communities. The series begins on Thursday, June 30 and ends in Harrisburg’s Reservoir Park on Monday, July 4. Here’s the full schedule:

Thursday, June 30 at 8 pm – Lebanon Valley College campus, Annville Friday, July 1 at 7:30 pm – Millerstown Community Park, Perry County Saturday, July 2 at 8 pm – Negley Park, Lemoyne
Sunday, July 3 at 8:00 pm – Dickinson College campus, Carlisle Monday, July 4 at 7:30 pm – Reservoir Park, Harrisburg

The Reservoir Park concert is underwritten by the Dauphin County Commissioners and will open with a pre-show performance by local favorite, Diane Wilson Bedford at 6:30 pm. The concert will be followed by the city’s annual spectacular Independence Day Fireworks show. The performances, along with parking at each venue, are FREE to all and the entire community is invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of familiar, family-friendly patriotic music under the stars.

“Our Summer Series is underwritten by Highmark and Penn State Health, and each concert has a unique group of local supporters.

The Harrisburg Symphony will open its 2022-2023 season at the Forum in October. The HSO will be offering special subscription pricing to both its Masterworks and Capital Blue Cross Pops Series for new subscribers at each of the summer concerts. For more information about the summer concerts, including alternate locations in the event of inclement weather, go to the orchestra’s website at

The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra presents inspiring symphonic music performed by its professional orchestra along with educational programs for audiences of all ages to enrich the cultural life of Central Pennsylvania. This regional jewel of talent is made up of 75 world-class musicians and led by Tony Award-winning conductor Stuart Malina. The Harrisburg Symphony has been providing symphonic music for the enjoyment of the region for more than 90 years.

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