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Young Persons Concerts

Virtual Young Persons’ Concert Video Series

We’re re-releasing our Virtual YPC Series featuring the Harrisburg Symphony percussion section in its entirety. Explore idiophones, membranophones, multi-strain form, and even some rock music! The series will stream from November 8 to December 8, 2021. Click below to reserve a FREE virtual ticket to each video.




Join the Harrisburg Symphony for A Conversation with the Maestro FOR KIDS – a spin-off of our YouTube series, A Conversation with the MaestroThis new series features video performances by the HSO paired with educational conversations from Maestro Stuart Malina. Learn about rhythms, textures, musical forms, and composers directly from Maestro Malina, then watch and listen as he leads the HSO in performance. Each video is FREE to watch and streams for 30 days.

A Conversation with the Maestro FOR KIDS! airs in January 2022. Stay tuned!



Stay tuned for details about our Spring 2022 Young Persons’ Concert.

The Harrisburg Symphony presents two pairs of Young Persons’ 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 from across the capital region and beyond.  School groups arrive 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 Persons’ 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 Persons’ Concert each season.

Check out the HSO’s new educational video series, HSO Shorts, for more content designed for young learners!

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