musical chairs

Your Seat to Musical Discovery!

Sponsored by Capital BlueCross, the Musical Chairs program makes a Masterworks subscription of SEVEN concerts affordable for families with students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Immerse your children in classical music performed by a professional symphony orchestra, at an astoundingly low cost.

How to apply:

To apply, fill out a Musical Chairs application and submit it online.   Once it has been reviewed, you’ll receive an email containing a private link to our secure payment processing site. To fill out an application, click here.  If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at (717) 545-5598.

2018-19 MC Application

 

 

Who Qualifies:

Families with children in grades K-12 qualify for the Musical Chairs program.  Limit 2 adults per subscribing group.  You will be asked to provide information regarding your child, school information, grade level, etc. after you subscribe.  For information about children at the symphony and answers to other frequently asked questions, click here.

Cost:

The cost is $42 per qualifying family member for a full Masterworks Subscription, which includes 7 concerts.  If you are a family of two adults and two children, the total price for your four subscriptions will be ONLY $168.00.  That equals $6 per person, per performance!

Saturday vs. Sunday:

When purchasing any subscription, you select either Saturday or Sunday performances and receive tickets to that day’s performance for each of the concerts. Should a scheduling conflict arise and you need to change the day, ticket exchanges may be available for a fee of $3 per ticket exchanged. For details about the 2017-18 Masterworks season, click here.

Seating/Tickets:

Subscription seats will be assigned to you on a first come/first served basis. You’ll have the same seats for each concert of the season. Special Musical Chairs tickets for the entire season will be mailed to you prior to the first concert.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Single tickets for the 2018/19 season go on sale to the general public at 10 AM

Tickets: $17 - $96

To open our season Georgian pianist Natalia Kazaryan performs Rachmaninoff’s most popular piano concerto. Stuart also conducts colorful music by two of Latin America’s most prominent composers and the colorful, gypsy-flavored suite from Háry János

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

Oct 27-28, 2018

Tango Caliente

We transform the Forum stage into a sizzling hot dance floor as the Pops season opens with a program of fiery tangos performed by award-winning dancers from Argentina, singer Camille Zamora and internationally-acclaimed bandoneón artist, Hector Del Curto

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $20 - $95

On the first half, one of Rossini’s most delightful overtures is followed by Ravel’s exquisite orchestral suite and the World Premiere of a new piano concerto by Christopher Theofanidis. After intermission, Beethoven 5!

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

This Masterworks includes two very different takes on the waltz, one by Viennese composer, Johann Strauss, the other by the Frenchman, Maurice Ravel. After intermission, listen to the monumental 11th Symphony of Shostakovich, subtitled "The Year 1905."

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

Richard Strauss’s last tone poem finds the composer at his most descriptive as he takes us on an ascent, and then a descent, of an imposing mountain peak. The two most popular scores by Alan Hovhaness and Aaron Copland complete the alpine-themed program.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

In March, HSO Principal Oboe Andreas Oeste performs Strauss’s late masterpiece, the beautiful Oboe Concerto from 1945. To open the program, Stuart shows off the HSO’s virtuoso strings and then closes with one of Mozart’s greatest symphonies.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

French composer Francis Poulenc’s choral masterpiece, Gloria, is performed along with music by Korngold (best known for his brilliant film scores from Hollywood’s “Golden Age”), Villa-Lobos and Prokofiev.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

Our season concludes with the ever-popular New World Symphony by Dvorák. On the first half, English composer Arnold Bax’s atmospheric musical portrait of the Tintagel castle on England’s Cornwall coast, plus a new violin concerto by Jonathan Leshnoff.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89