Orchestra to perform under the stars

The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra offers a sneak preview of its 2011-12 "Be Our Guest" season under the stars at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.

The symphony will be conducted by Neil Casey, the assistant director of orchestras at the University of South Carolina, as well as the conductor of the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra in Savannah. There will be musical selections from F.J. Haydn, Antonin Dvorak, Johann Strauss Jr. and Rimsky Kosakov along with music from "Chicago" and Duke Ellington. You may bring your own picnic and chairs or purchase food at the event. The picnic begins at 5:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 a person; children get in free.

Details: www.hhso.org, 843-842-2055