Young Persons ConcertsYoung Person's Concert

For students in grades 3-8

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.  Maestro Stuart Malina hosts these concerts, which feature excerpts from the upcoming weekend’s Masterworks program.

In the days and weeks prior to the concert, students and their teachers or parents prepare for the performance by utilizing materials provided by the Harrisburg Symphony’s Education Department.  The materials offer information on the composer(s), the music and other music-related ideas.  Each of the Young Person’s Concert performances and the pre-concert materials are geared to assist instructors in meeting the requirements of the National and Pennsylvania Music Standards.

An estimated 7000 students experience a Young Person’s Concert each season. The Harrisburg Symphony greatly appreciates the following sponsors of the Young Person’s Concerts:

  • Penn National Insurance
  • The Children’s Home Foundation
  • The Elizabeth and Guy Holmes Foundation
  • The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation

Registration for 2017/18 Young Persons Concerts is open. 

Friday, November 3, 2017: Stuart Malina and the HSO guide young listeners through works by Bizet, Prokofiev, and Beethoven.  Our guest artist for this performance is the Mendelssohn Piano Trio, featuring HSO Concertmaster, Peter Sirotin, and HSO Principal Cellist, Fiona Thompson!

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Friday, May 18, 2018: The Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra, members of the HSO, and students from the Downey School combine to present a new version of Carnegie Hall’s Link Up series.  This interactive concert gives students the opportunity to sing, dance, and perform with a live orchestra!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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 - No ticket needed

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
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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

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

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

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