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2020-2021 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

E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial

 October 31-Nov 1, 2020


Just in time for Halloween, the HSO presents the classic 1982 film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, as you’ve never seen it before. You’ll see and hear all the original dialogue projected on a screen above the orchestra while Stuart conducts the “out of this world” John Williams score.

Guys and Dolls

December 5-6, 2020

Frank Loesser’s celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway, was a smash hit when it opened in 1950, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical. We present the ever-popular show in two concert performances.

Back to the 80s

January 30-31, 2021

“Back to the 80s” is a power-packed multi-media evening of the decade’s #1 hit songs. Three top vocalists, supplemented by visuals, perform music of such iconic 80s stars as Madonna, Huey Lewis & the News, Kenny Loggins, Blondie, Phil Collins, and many others.

Dancing in the Street: Music of Motown

March 6-7, 2021

“Dancing in the Street: Music of Motown” relives the glory days of Motown as three singers and the HSO pay a multi-media tribute to immortal stars like Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, and Stevie Wonder.

The Great Epic Film Scores

April 24-25, 2021

Stuart Malina conducts the majestic and beautiful music from some of the greatest blockbuster films of all time, including Gone With the Wind, The Magnificent Seven, Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, Rocky, Dances with Wolves, Ben-Hur, and many others.


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


PA Council on the Arts
HR Chamber
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