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UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov 02-03, 2019

Aretha! A Tribute

To open our Pops season we bring back HSO favorite, Capathia Jenkins, along with three-time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw, for this high energy tribute to the Queen of Soul.

Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $20 - $95
Presented by Capital BlueCross

Nov 17, 2019

Hamilton Bus Trip

Join us for a revolutionary foray into the world of Alexander Hamilton. Busses will provide transportation to the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia, where the Angelica Touring Cast presents "Hamilton: An American Musical," the hit Broadway musical.

$500–$550

Nov 23-24, 2019

Trumpets Blazing

November features Prokofiev’s sparkling “Classical” Symphony, a new concerto written for HSO Principal Trumpet, Phil Snedecor, Ravel’s Bolero (for 90 years one of the most popular pieces in the repertoire), and then closes with Debussy’s La Mer.

Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

Nov 25, 2019

HSYO Fall Concert

Join the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Youth String Orchestra as they kick off their 2019/20 season. The Capital Region’s most talented young musicians perform under the direction of Maestros Gregory Woodbridge and Krista Kriel.

Mon. 7 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $12 Adult, $6 Student

Michael Cavanaugh performs favorite songs by the likes of James Taylor, Neil Simon, and Neil Diamond. The show will also include Michael’s inimitable rock versions of familiar songs of the season.

Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $20 - $95
Presented by Capital BlueCross

Dec 14, 2019

HSYO Ho! Ho! Ho!

Join the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Youth String Orchestra for a FREE concert as they perform seasonal favorites and light-classics. Rumor has it Santa might even be there!

12 Noon, Strawberry Square Atrium
FREE (No ticket needed.)

Jan 11-12, 2020

Shoot for the Stars

In January we indulge in some interplanetary musical travel via Gustav Holst’s, The Planets, accompanied by hi-def video, much of it containing NASA footage. On the first half, brilliant virtuoso pieces by Richard Strauss and Samuel Barber.

Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

South Pacific was a smash hit when it opened on Broadway in 1949 and has captivated audiences in countless revivals and tours ever since. Stuart Malina leads two concert performances of this Rodgers & Hammerstein classic.

Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $20 - $95
Presented by Capital BlueCross

Feb 08-09, 2020

Porgy and Bess

In February the HSO presents two concert performances of Porgy and Bess, the operatic masterpiece by America’s greatest songwriter, George Gershwin. Immortal songs like Summertime and It Ain’t Necessarily So started life here. Not to be missed!

Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

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
Tickets: $12 Adult, $6 Youth

Feb 29 - Mar 01, 2020

Lisa Vroman Sings Broadway

One of Broadway’s biggest stars joins Stuart and the HSO for an evening of musical theater classics including songs by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $20 - $95
Presented by Capital BlueCross

Mar 14-15, 2020

Passion and Pathos

While ultimately tragic in tone, the “Pathetique” Symphony underscores Tchaikovsky’s place as one of music’s greatest creators of melody. David DiGiacobbe, the HSO’s Principal Flute, performs a concerto by another master of melody, Kevin Puts.

Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

Music in the Key of We--An Anniversary Celebration of Community will be an inspiring and unifying event. We aim to unify community members from all walks of life. It will be representative of our region and beautiful to behold.

$20.00

April’s concert is all-Beethoven as HSO Concertmaster, Peter Sirotin, performs the majestic Violin Concerto and Stuart Malina conducts the 6th Symphony, Beethoven’s hymn to nature, affectionately known as the “Pastoral” Symphony.

Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

The HSO pays tribute to the most celebrated film composer of the last 50 years. Stuart will choose some of his personal favorites from the composer’s astounding list of credits.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $20 - $95
Presented by Capital BlueCross

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
Tickets: $12 Adult, $6 Student

May 16-17, 2020

Symphonic Splendor

To conclude the Orchestra’s 90th season, Stuart Malina conducts Rachmaninoff’s final orchestral masterpiece, his Symphonic Dances. On the first half, Brahms’s brilliant set of Variations on a Theme by Haydn and a symphony by Jonathan Leshnoff.

Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

Harrisburg Symphony Masterworks

Each season the Harrisburg Symphony presents seven pairs of concerts on its Masterworks series. Stuart Malina and the orchestra, along with celebrated guest artists, explore the vast treasure of enduring orchestral classics representing many periods, styles and cultures from the Baroque to the present day. Informative pre-concert lectures begin one hour prior to each concert.

The dazzling world of orchestral Pops comes to the Forum for four weekends each season. The HSO’s Tony Award-winning Maestro, Stuart Malina, features the many faces and facets of popular music old and new, from Hollywood film scores to Broadway show tunes, from classic rock to the Great American Songbook. Sponsored by Capital BlueCross.

Let’s bring Music to Life!

The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra relies on community support to accomplish its musical and educational mission. Join our growing community of music lovers who support the Harrisburg Symphony with a contribution to the Annual Fund.

YOUTH SYMPHONY

The Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestras 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.

 

LEARNING

The Harrisburg Symphony produces and presents numerous educational and youth-oriented activities that reach thousands of people each season. The planning and execution of these activities are the responsibility of Education Director, Mark Hunsberger, and the Harrisburg Symphony Education Committee