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Announcing Our 2021-2022 Season at the Scottish Rite Theatre

Single tickets will go on sale 7 to 10 days in advance of each concert

We are pleased to announce the Harrisburg Symphony’s 2021-2022 season, the orchestra’s 92nd, and invite you to experience the thrill of live orchestral music at the historic Scottish Rite Theatre located at 2701 North 3rd Street in Harrisburg, PA.

Stuart Malina has another season of exciting programs for both our Masterworks and Capital Blue Cross Pops series. There is so much great music to experience, and we can’t wait for you to join us!

Masterworks 2021-2022 

MWI October 2-3, 2021 – Picture Perfect: For our opening weekend, we bring you a colorful program featuring Three Latin-American Dances by Gabriela Lena Frank, the lush and dazzling new Piano Concerto by HSO composer-in- residence, Jonathan Leshnoff, and Mussorgsky’s masterpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition.   

MWII November 13-14, 2021 – Sweeping Landscapes: The glorious First Symphony by Scandinavia’s greatest composer, Jean Sibelius, highlights our November Masterworks program. On the first half, HSO principal bassoonist Joseph Grimmer performs the striking Pictures From the Floating World by composer David Ludwig, Dean of Music at the Juilliard School.  

MWIII January 8-9, 2022 – The Enchanted Flute: In January, a gorgeous and exciting program of Vaughn-Williams’ Fantasy on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, the Flute Concerto by Pulitzer Prize Winner Kevin Puts featuring our own Principal Flute, David DiGiacobbe, and Mendelssohn’s immortal Scottish symphony. 

MWIV February 12-13, 2022 – Keyboard Fireworks: Valerie Coleman’s Fanfare for Uncommon Times opens this program which features the internationally renowned British pianist, Stephen Hough in Saint-Saëns’ Fourth Concerto.  To finish, Prokofiev’s monumental and uplifting Fifth Symphony.   

MWV March 19-20, 2022 – Heroes: Stuart Malina explores the theme of “heroes” in March with three remarkable and contrasting works.  Bishop Nathan Baxter narrates Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait to open the program. Bloch’s dramatic tone poem, Schelomo with cellist Inbal Segev follows, and Beethoven’s groundbreaking “Eroica” symphony brings us to a triumphant close.  

MWVI April 9-10, 2022 – AMEN! We raise the roof with Carlos Simon’s haunting Amen, then welcome rising star Bella Hristova in her HSO debut with Korngold’s virtuosic and lyrical Violin Concerto.  Brahms’ warm and joyous Second Symphony rounds out the program.   

Capital Blue Cross Pops 2021-2022

Pops 1 October 23-24, 2021 – John Williams Tribute: The HSO pays tribute to the most celebrated film composer of the last 50 years. Stuart has chosen 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 and more! 

Pops 2 January 22-23, 2022 – Broadway’s Best: Programing to be announced soon.

Pops 3 February 26-27, 2022 — Back to the 80s: Join us for a power-packed multi-media evening of the decade’s #1 hits. Three dynamic vocal artist perform music of such iconic 80s stars as Madonna, Huey Lewis & the News, Kenny Loggins, Blondie, and Phil Collins, with full orchestra and captivating visuals. 

Pops 4 May 7-8, 2022 – The Wizard of Oz with film: Experience this 1939 classic with live orchestral soundtrack. You’ll see and hear all the original dialogue while Stuart conducts the sweeping and magical score, including “Over the Rainbow,” immortalized by Judy Garland. 

Based on availability and current health and safety guidelines, individual tickets for each performance will be made available for purchase on-line 7 to 10 days in advance of the concert. 

Please note, due to continued concerns about Covid transmission, even among the vaccinated, the Harrisburg Symphony has adopted the following policy effective September 1. This policy will be in effect until further notice in order to protect you, our patrons, along with ensuring the health of our musicians, volunteers and staff. Patrons at HSO concerts will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, which is defined today as two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen).  All attendees must also be fully masked.  Children under the age of 12 or others who are currently ineligible for vaccination are kindly asked not to attend at this time.

Additionally, if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

We will continue to monitor CDC and state/local government guidelines to maintain a safe environment for all. 

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