Symphony Feature from the League of American Orchestra

Pennsylvania’s Williamsport Symphony Heads into the Holidays

In Wednesday’s (12/6) Williamsport Sun-Gazette (Pennsylvania), Isabella Bridy writes, “The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra has been gracing the community with music since 1915. This year for Christmas, they will be performing ‘A Broadway Holiday Celebration’ at the Community Arts Center on Dec. 8 … Founded by violinist E. Hart Bugbee in 1915, the orchestra endured through name changes and World War II…. The orchestra is currently a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors. Hind Jabbour serves as the director of operations, Janet Harris as the director of development, and Gerardo Edelstein as the music director and conductor … The orchestra itself is comprised of 80 semi-professional musicians … Jabbour said the musicians ‘enjoy being challenged with big works, diversity of composers, and a variety of styles.’ ‘The Broadway Holiday Celebration’ will feature [seasonal favorites] … ‘I am so happy to be collaborating with the WSO,’ said Jared Whitford, creative and staging director and performer for the show…. ‘There is nothing more special [than] getting to work with Maestro Eldelstein on these incredible Broadway tunes making a special holiday celebration specially made for the Williamsport audiences.’ ”