musical chairs

Your Seat to Musical Discovery!

Sponsored by Capital BlueCross, the Musical Chairs program makes a Masterworks subscription of SEVEN concerts affordable for families with students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Immerse your children in classical music performed by a professional symphony orchestra, at an astoundingly low cost.

How to apply:

To apply, fill out a Musical Chairs application and submit it online.   Once it has been reviewed, you’ll receive an email containing a private link to our secure payment processing site. To fill out an application, click here.  If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at (717) 545-5598.




Who Qualifies:

Families with children in grades K-12 qualify for the Musical Chairs program.  Limit 2 adults per subscribing group.  You will be asked to provide information regarding your child, school information, grade level, etc. after you subscribe.  For information about children at the symphony and answers to other frequently asked questions, click here.


The cost is $42 per qualifying family member for a full Masterworks Subscription, which includes 7 concerts.  If you are a family of two adults and two children, the total price for your four subscriptions will be ONLY $168.00.  That equals $6 per person, per performance!

Saturday vs. Sunday:

When purchasing any subscription, you select either Saturday or Sunday performances and receive tickets to that day’s performance for each of the concerts. Should a scheduling conflict arise and you need to change the day, ticket exchanges may be available for a fee of $3 per ticket exchanged. For details about the 2017-18 Masterworks season, click here.


Subscription seats will be assigned to you on a first come/first served basis. You’ll have the same seats for each concert of the season. Special Musical Chairs tickets for the entire season will be mailed to you prior to the first concert.


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