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.)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec 16, 2017

HSYO Ho! Ho! Ho!

Join the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Youth String Orchestra for a FREE concert as they perform seasonal favorites and light-classics. Rumor has it Santa might even be there!

12 Noon, Strawberry Square Atrium
FREE (No ticket needed.)

Pianist Adam Golka performs one of the best of the Mozart piano concertos. We also present the World Premiere of Jeremy Gill’s Ainulindalë (based on Tolkien) and what many feel is Dvořák’s finest symphony.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $18 - $87

Jerry Herman is the beloved Broadway composer/lyricist who created Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles, among others. Four of New York’s top Broadway stars come to Harrisburg to celebrate the songs of one of the true giants of musical theater.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $17 - $94

We “pull out all the stops” in February as we fire up the Forum organ to perform Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony. The program opens with Respighi’s colorful musical postcard, Fountains of Rome, followed by Sibelius’s final symphony, the Symphony No. 7.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $18 - $87

The Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Youth String Orchestra start the New Year off with an inspired performance of orchestral classics under the direction of Maestros Gregory Woodbridge and Krista Kriel.

7 PM, The Forum

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. 3 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

Save the Date
Please join the Harrisburg Symphony Society for music performed by HSO conductor Stuart Malina and his brother, Joel. The evening also includes cocktails, silent and live auctions, and dinner.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM
West Shore Country Club

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

2017/2018 HSYO & JYSO Schedule