Concerts / Schedule

About the Youth Orchestras

(That’s right. There are TWO of them.)


The Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra

Since 1954, the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra has offered talented young musicians an opportunity to play in an orchestral setting with peers from the Central Pennsylvania region.

One of the oldest youth orchestras in the United States, the HSYO showcases some of the finest young musicians from across South Central Pennsylvania.

The Junior Youth String Orchestra

Comprised of string musicians in grades 6-9, the Junior Youth String Orchestra is the younger division of that is know as the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestras.

Upcoming Concerts

Winter Concert:
Monday, February 12, 2018  | 7 pm  |  Forum

Mother’s Day Concert:
Sunday, May 13, 2018  |  3 pm  |  Forum

Young Peoples Concert:
Friday, May 18, 2018  |  Forum

The HSYO will perform alongside Harrisburg Symphony musicians.  This school-day concert includes a performance of  Carnegie Hall’s Link Up: The Orchestra Swings repertoire for approximately 3,000 students.

(This concert is not open to the public.)


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

2017/2018 HSYO & JYSO Schedule