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Young Persons Concerts

Virtual Young Persons’ Concert Video Series

We created a new virtual Young Persons’ Concert video series with our friends at Whitaker Center! Each video features STEAM-based educational content paired with short performances by HSO musicians. Each video will be available for streaming for 30 days.  Click below to access the videos.

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


For students in grades 3-8

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


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