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December Pops Postponed

Dear HSO Patrons,

As we approach the holiday season, we are all thinking about how to balance our favorite traditions with the nation’s response to the pandemic. Thank you for your sustaining support and for keeping Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra in your hearts and homes during this time. While this season is certainly A Season Like No Other, we have endeavored to share symphonic classics in formats that protect the health and safety of our musicians, volunteers, patrons and community. We hope you have enjoyed our new program formats, as we have enjoyed your calls, letters and emails of encouragement.

As a result of new COVID restrictions announced this week by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, HSO has made the decision to postpone our Capital BlueCross Pops on-demand performance scheduled for release Dec. 5, 2020. The program, An Evening with the HSO Brass, will be rescheduled at a later date. For those of you who have Capital BlueCross Pops subscriptions or tickets to this performance, look for an email from Gloria Giambalvo about ticketing options that will be made available to you.

The next performance of our Masterworks Series, which is scheduled to begin Nov. 21, will be livestreamed to ticket holders as planned. This performance was recorded on Nov. 7, and features Schulhoff’s Suite for Chamber Orchestra, Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, and Beethoven’s Symphony Nr. 7. Access to this live recording opens at 7:30 pm on Saturday, Nov. 21 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 29.

I know you will enjoy this beautiful program. 

I also hope you’ll tap into our continuing YouTube series, A Conversation with the Maestro. This month’s episode, hosted by Maestro Stuart Malina, features Sara Cyrus, Principal Horn of HSO. Get to know Sara better through her conversation with Stuart along with the selection of two pieces showcasing Sara’s remarkable musicianship. 

As we have done in the past, we will continue to monitor the situation and actively communicate updates on HSO programming. Until we are able to greet one another again in person and enjoy world-class symphonic music in a live setting, we wish you and your family good health as we build new traditions and look to the future with an abundance of hope.

Matthew Herren
Executive Director

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