Welcome to the concert

For elementary and middle School-Age students

Welcome to the Concert is a free Masterworks Concert activity for elementary and middle school-age students during intermission. It provides useful tools to enhance the concert experience.

The Harrisburg Symphony’s Education Department prepares lesson plans, informative hand-outs, and a mini-workshop for each young concert-goer who wishes to attend. The program is presented in the lobby of the Forum, outside section 309.

Recent Welcome to the Concert activities have included:

  • making and decorating violins
  • creating bandanas with repetitive patterns to celebrate the performance of Aaron Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite
  • creating the floral tribute bouquet presented on-stage to a guest soloist
  • painting a 15-foot mural with beautiful scenes (reminiscent of the majestic landscape depicted in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3.)

Often a highlight of the 15-20 minute Welcome to the Concert session is a visit with one of the musicians or the guest artist.

Families are also drawn to the HSO’s Masterworks concerts because the Symphony offers a deeply discounted subscription for the entire season. The Musical Chairs program offers a $42 per seat subscription for families with school-age (K-12) children.

UPCOMING EVENTS

A Day On Your Own In New York City
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Departing 7 AM from Target at High Point Commons
Leaving NYC 7 PM
For information please call 717-612-4970

Seating is limited

$65 per person

Music and movement collide as the Harrisburg Symphony presents Carnegie Hall’s Link Up: The Orchestra Moves! Join us for an interactive concert experience sure to excite and inspire young audiences!

10 AM and 11:30 AM, The Forum
The concert is free, but advance registration of your group/class is required.

Stuart Malina will be seated at the piano to perform one of his favorite concertos, the Concerto in F by George Gershwin. After intermission, we'll end our Masterworks season with one of the greatest of Russian symphonies, Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $17 - $84
Sponsored by The Hall Foundation

Guest Artist Sponsor: Faulkner Subaru

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 $12 Adults, $6 Children

Jun 30 - Jul 04, 2017

Summer Concerts

In the days around the 4th of July, our all-professional orchestra performs in a variety of community settings. Gather your friends and family, grab blankets or lawn chairs, and join us for at least one of the concerts in our FREE Summer Concerts Series.

FREE

Currently available to subscribers only
On sale to general public 10 AM, September 2.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: Pricing TBA

Oct 28-29, 2017

October POPS Concert

Currently available to subscribers only
On sale to general public 10 AM, September 2

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: Pricing TBA

Currently available to subscribers only
On sale to general public 10 AM, September 2.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: Pricing TBA

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

Currently available to subscribers only
On sale to general public 10 AM, September 2.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: Pricing TBA

Jan 27-28, 2018

January POPS Concert

Currently available to subscribers only
On sale to general public 10 AM, September 2

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: Pricing TBA

Currently available to subscribers only
On sale to general public 10 AM, September 2.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: Pricing TBA

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

Mar 03-04, 2018

March POPS Concert

Currently available to subscribers only
On sale to general public 10 AM, September 2

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: Pricing TBA

Currently available to subscribers only
On sale to general public 10 AM, September 2.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: Pricing TBA

Currently available to subscribers only
On sale to general public 10 AM, September 2.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: Pricing TBA

May 05-06, 2018

May POPS Concert

Currently available to subscribers only
On sale to general public 10 AM, September 2

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: Pricing TBA

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

Currently available to subscribers only
On sale to general public 10 AM, September 2.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: Pricing TBA