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Music in the air brings hundreds to listen

By Staff | Aug 10, 2016
Set against a backdrop of rolling hills and summer cornfields, the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra performed a medley of tunes to hundreds of listeners in Muncy on Saturday night.
BARB BARRETT/The Luminary Bill Poulton, president of the Muncy Historical Society and one of the main supporters for the concert on Saturday, August 6, welcomed everyone to Muncy and thanked those who helped sponsor the evening's performance.
BARB BARRETT/The Luminary Popcorn, hot dogs, water, snacks, beverages and symphony tickets were available during the free POPS on Pepper Street concert in Muncy on Saturday evening.

MUNCY – Amid rolling hills of cornfields and under a warm, glowing sunset, the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra performed a free outdoor summer concert for the community of Muncy on Saturday evening, August 6. The concert was held at 232 Pepper Street, home of Bill and Linda Poulton.

The concert was presented by the Muncy Historical Society for the second consecutive year and as long as funding is available, this could be a yearly tradition according to Bill Poulton, President of the Muncy Historical Society.

Titiled Pops at Pepper Street, the concert started at 7 p.m. under the direction of Gerardo Edelstein, and featured well known selective ensembles from “West Side Story”, Tchaikowsky, Brahms, Johann Strauss, Jr., a Harry Potter Symphonic Suite, a Beatles Medley and concluded with two patriotic melodies, “America the Beautiful” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

This is the 50th year for the Williamsport Symphony and a special anniversary campaign was introduced to raise more funds for their programming. They will also be performing at Brandon Park in Williamsport this weekend.

Edelstein is a native of Argentina and has conducted symphony orchestras across Europe, Asia, South America and the United States. He commented on the beauty of Muncy and the hundreds of people who came out to join the orchestra for this seasonal introduction.