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Young Persons Concerts
Young Person's Concert

For students in grades 3-8

The Harrisburg Symphony presents two pairs of Young Person’s Concerts each season, normally one in the fall and one in the spring.  The programs are designed for students in grades 3-8 who come to the Forum in downtown Harrisburg from all over the capital region and beyond.  School groups arrive at the Forum by bus, by van, by car, and on foot to participate in one of two 45-minute performances.  Maestro Stuart Malina hosts these concerts, which feature excerpts from the upcoming weekend’s Masterworks program.

In the days and weeks prior to the concert, students and their teachers or parents prepare for the performance by utilizing materials provided by the Harrisburg Symphony’s Education Department.  The materials offer information on the composer(s), the music and other music-related ideas.  Each of the Young Person’s Concert performances and the pre-concert materials are geared to assist instructors in meeting the requirements of the National and Pennsylvania Music Standards.

An estimated 5000 students experience a Young Person’s Concert each season.

Registration for 2019/20 Young Persons Concerts is now open!

Friday, November 22, 2019:  Join Stuart Malina and the HSO as they guide young listeners through some of orchestral music’s greatest pieces!This program may feature sections from the following compositions: Ravel’s Bolero, Debussy’s La Mer, and Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony.  

Friday, May 15, 2020: The Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra, members of the HSO, and a multi-school choir combine to present Carnegie Hall’s Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks!  This interactive concert gives students the opportunity to sing, dance, and perform with a live orchestra!

Check out the video below to learn more about how the HSO is working to bring music into our schools.


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