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2019-2020 POPS SERIES

Pops concerts, sponsored by Capital BlueCross, are performed at the Forum. There are five Pops concerts throughout the season, and each concert is performed twice – Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. The Pops series brings contemporary, popular works to the symphony.

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Capital BlueCross

Aretha! A Tribute with
Capathia Jenkins & Ryan Shaw

 Nov 2-3, 2019
 

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. The show will include such iconic hits as Respect, Think, A Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, and many others.

Michael Cavanaugh Tribute to the Great Song Writers

Dec 7-8, 2019

Michael Cavanaugh returns to Harrisburg to perform favorite songs by the likes of James Taylor, Neil Simon, Lennon & McCartney, and Neil Diamond. In a nod to the holidays, the show will also include Michael’s inimitable rock versions of familiar songs of the season.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific: In Concert

Jan 25-26, 2020

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 that includes such immortal songs as Bali Ha’i, Younger Than Springtime, and Some Enchanted Evening.

Lisa Vroman Sings Broadway

Feb 29-Mar 1, 2020

The San Francisco Chronicle described Lisa Vroman as “a musical and theatrical marvel.” Come hear one of Broadway’s biggest stars and most versatile singers as she 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.

Tribute to John Williams

May 2-3, 2020

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 that include some of the most popular and critically acclaimed film scores ever written, from Jaws and Star Wars to E.T. and Harry Potter.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 ORCHESTRA THANKS OUR SPONSORS:

PA Council on the Arts
HR Chamber
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