YOUNG PERSONS CONCERT
The Harrisburg Symphony presents two pairs of Young Person’s Concerts each season, normally one in the fall and one in the spring.The programs are designed for students in grades 3-8 who come to the Forum in downtown Harrisburg from all over the capital region and beyond. School groups arrive at the Forum by bus, by van, by car, and on foot to participate in one of two 45-minute performances.
HSYO – YOUTH ORCHESTRA
The purpose of the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestras is to enrich the lives of young people within a musical community. We provide the finest possible training, practice and performance opportunities, enabling our students to learn, share and enjoy the power of music.
Since it’s inception in 1931, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra has participated in the musical tradition of providing outdoor, community entertainment. In the days around the 4th of July, our all-professional orchestra performs in a variety of community settings.
Gather your friends and loved ones, grab blankets or lawn chairs, and join us for at least one of the concerts in our FREE Summer Concerts Series.
Individual performance tickets are on sale now. You can purchase your tickets for Masterworks or POPS performances at The Harrisburg Forum online. Click for additional information about the HSO Masterworks Series and our Capital BlueCross POPS Series.
Mar 03-04, 2018Cirque de la Symphonie goes to the Cinema
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
Mar 17-18, 2018March Masterworks Concert
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
Apr 14-15, 2018April Masterworks Concert
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, 2018Stuart & 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)
May 05-06, 2018Dee Daniels Sings the Great American Swing Book
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
May 13, 2018HSYO Mother's Day Concert
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
May 19-20, 2018May Masterworks Concert
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