Capital Blue Cross POPS

2016/17 POPS SERIES

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APRIL 22-23, 2017

 

Michael Cavanaugh Sings the Songs of Elton John and More
The irresistible force that is Michael Cavanaugh put on one of our Pops Series most memorable shows when he performed his tribute to Billy Joel here in 2015. Michael brings his dynamic band back to Harrisburg to perform the immortal hits of another one of pop music’s greatest stars, Elton John. The English megastar has written more hits than anyone can count. Subscribers are guaranteed seating for what promises to be another unforgettable high-energy, sold out show in the Forum.

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Recent Performances

OCTOBER 29-30, 2016

 

Rock On

Rock On!
We’ll rock the Forum to open our Capital BlueCross Pops season with immortal hits from one of pop music’s most creative eras. Vocalists Chloe Lowery, LaKisha Jones and Rob Evan join Stuart and the HSO to perform music by legends like Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, the Eagles, Chicago, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Queen, and others.

JANUARY 28-29, 2017

 

The Music of James Bond and More
Join us as we perform music from some of the 24 films that make up the iconic James Bond franchise. This show is an exciting musical salute to the phenomenon that is James Bond (and a few other famous spies we’ve come to know over the years)! Whether you like your martinis “shaken” or “stirred,” we’ll cover five decades of classic Bond as vocalist Rachel York sings music from Goldfinger, Live & Let Die, Diamonds Are Forever, and many more of your Bond favorites.

MARCH 4-5, 2017

 

Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the Barbra Streisand Songbook
Name popular music’s biggest stars of the past fifty years and certainly Barbra Streisand would be near the top of the list. The stylish vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway comes to Harrisburg to perform a special tribute to the singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker who has become an icon in multiple fields of entertainment. We’ll hear the immortal hits and lush arrangements that made Barbra Streisand into one of our brightest stars.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Already in Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony we hear a fully-formed composer who wants to capture all of life’s experiences in one vast musical mural. On the first half, Rachel Barton Pine performs one of the violin repertoire’s greatest concertos.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $18 - $87
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 2

Fifty years ago, June 1 1967, rock & roll and pop culture history was made with the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Classical Mystery Tour performs all the music from that historic album plus a number of other chart-busting Beatles hits.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $22 - $97
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 2

New Subscribers - Take advantage of our Solar Eclipse Special! Purchase a new HSO Masterworks or Pops subscription BEFORE MONDAY’S SOLAR ECLIPSE ENDS and receive 2 FREE TICKETS to any Masterworks Concert!* *Offer valid until midnight Mon. Aug 21.

Masterworks or POPS
Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum

The Mendelssohn Piano Trio – including HSO Concertmaster Peter Sirotin, Principal Cellist Fiona Thompson, and pianist Ya-Ting Chang (Peter’s wife) – perform Beethoven’s powerful concerto for piano trio and orchestra.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $18 - $87
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 2

Nov 13, 2017

HSYO Fall Concert

Join the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Youth String Orchestra as they kick off their 2016/17 season. The Capital Region’s most talented young musicians perform under the direction of Maestros Gregory Woodbridge and Krista Kriel.

7 PM, The Forum

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
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 2

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
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 2

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
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 2

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
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 2

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
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 2

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
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 2

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
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 2

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
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 2