Composers / Styles / Guests

The orchestral repertoire is a vast treasure trove where styles, periods, cultures and traditions all converge. The Harrisburg Symphony strives to present a cross section of music that is representative of the great sweep of musical history.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sep 06, 2019

Oct 05-06, 2019

Malina Madness

Stuart Malina opens our season with a Suite for Orchestra by his son, Zev, and then performs as soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 26. After intermission, the technicolor showpiece inspired by The Arabian Nights, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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