2017/18 MASTERWORKS SERIES
Masterworks concerts are performed at the Forum. There are seven Masterworks concerts throughout the season. Each Masterworks concert is performed twice – Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. The concerts in the Masterworks series highlight the classical sounds of the symphony like Brahms, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Bernstein, Mahler and many others.
March 17-18, 2018
Paris discovered jazz in the 1920s and composers like Maurice Ravel were fascinated by the rhythms and harmonies of the new genre. Pianist Mark Markham performs Ravel’s jazz-flavored Piano Concerto in G. We open with Samuel Barber’s Music for a Scene from Shelley and close with Shostakovich’s epic musical portrait of mid-20th century Russia.
Barber: Music for a Scene from Shelley
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Mark Markham, Piano
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
April 14-15, 2018
In April we celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday year with music from his musical, On the Town, and the choral work, Chichester Psalms. On the second half, Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service, a piece championed by Bernstein. Sung in Hebrew with English supertitles.
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Bloch: Sacred Service
Susquehanna Chorale, Messiah College
Concert Choir, Choral Arts Society
Sponsored by The Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter, III Family Foundation
The appearance of the choirs has been underwritten by a generous gift to the HSO endowment from Bill and Beverlee Lehr
May 19-20, 2018
A brand new harp concerto by the popular Pulitzer Prize-winning, Philadelphia-based composer, Jennifer Higdon, will help bring our season to a rousing conclusion. One of the most famous orchestral excerpts from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung opens the program and Tchaikovsky bares his Russian soul as we end our season with his blazing Fourth Symphony.
Wagner: Dawn & Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
Higdon: Harp Concerto
Yolanda Kondonassis, Harp
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Sponsored by the Hall Foundation
Mar 03-04, 2018Cirque de la Symphonie goes to the Cinema
Cirque de la Symphonie makes a welcome third visit to the Forum and the HSO. This time their illusionists, aerialists, and acrobats perform another program of thrills, chills, and edge-of-your-seat excitement to a selection of music from the cinema.
Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum Tickets: $22 - $97
Mar 17-18, 2018March Masterworks Concert
Maurice Ravel was fascinated by the rhythms and harmonies of jazz. Pianist Mark Markham performs his jazz-flavored Piano Concerto in G. We open with music by Samuel Barber and close with Shostakovich’s epic musical portrait of mid-20th century Russia.
Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 4 PM, The Forum Tickets: $18 - $87
Apr 14-15, 2018April Masterworks Concert
In April we celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday year with music from On the Town and his choral work, Chichester Psalms. On the 2nd half, Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service, a piece championed by Bernstein. Sung in Hebrew with English supertitles.
Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum Tickets: $18 - $87
Apr 18, 2018Stuart & Friends
The annual Stuart and Friends chamber music concert returns to the ideal and intimate setting of Gamut Theatre 15 N. 4th St. in Harrisburg.
Wed. 7:30 PM, Gamut Theatre Tickets: $22 Adult, $11 Student / Youth (25 and under)
May 05-06, 2018Dee Daniels Sings the Great American Swing Book
Dee Daniels brings to the Forum stage a century of Swing hits and timeless standards performed and recorded by legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Bessie Smith, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, and Sarah Vaughan.
Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum Tickets: $17 - $94
May 13, 2018HSYO Mother's Day Concert
Celebrate Mother’s Day with family and music! The Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Youth String Orchestra perform orchestral favorites under the direction of Maestros Gregory Woodbridge and Krista Kriel.
3 PM, the Forum
May 19-20, 2018May Masterworks Concert
Our May Masterworks features a brand new harp concerto by the popular Pulitzer Prize-winner, Jennifer Higdon. A famous orchestral excerpt from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung opens the program and we end our season with Tchaikovsky’s blazing 4th Symphony.
Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum Tickets: $18 - $87 Concert Sponsor: The Hall Foundation