Penn Manor High School senior Lily Wushanley

Penn Manor senior to perform with Hershey Symphony

Penn Manor High School senior Lily Wushanley will be the featured artist at Friday’s Hershey Symphony Orchestra performance of “Holiday Favorites,” beginning at 8 p.m. at Hershey Theater. Lily earned the honor of performing by winning the Hershey Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition in March.

She was the first-place finisher in the 2013 competition, which was open to all performers in grades 7 through 11 who live in Central Pennsylvania. Lily was among the four students selected to compete, based on a recording of their playing and an audition. As the top performer, she received a $1,500 prize in addition to the invitation to appear onstage with the symphony.

On Friday, she will play Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major during the show, which will include a variety of traditional and contemporary Christmas and Hanukkah songs and carols. In addition to the Hershey Symphony, the Hershey Festival of Strings will perform.

Ticket for Friday’s show are $18 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for students. Children age 11 or younger are admitted free. More information is available at   or by contacting the Hershey Symphony box office at (717) 534-3405.

Penn Manor High School senior Lily Wushanley