Masterworks

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 MASTERWORKS

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 MASTERWORKS

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 MASTERWORKS

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
from Götterdämmerung
Higdon: Harp Concerto
  Yolanda Kondonassis, Harp
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Sponsored by the Hall Foundation

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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, 2018

Stuart & 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)

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

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

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

Oct 06-07, 2018