HSO will return to the Forum Auditorium when construction is completed.
Harrisburg, PA (August 23, 2021) – Due to ongoing renovations of the Forum Building, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will present its 2021-2022 season of live concerts at the Scottish Rite Theatre located at 2701 North 3rd Street in Harrisburg, PA. The Scottish Rite Cathedral was built in 1954 and today offers an entertainment venue seating nearly 1,200 people with 800 parking spaces on site.
“I am very pleased we will present our entire 2021-2022 season at the historic Scottish Rite Theatre — a hidden gem near Italian Lake with a welcoming atmosphere, large stage for our orchestra, and plenty of comfortable seating for our patrons,” said Matthew Herren, executive director of the orchestra. “We look forward to delighting HSO audiences in this venerable setting.”
“I’m incredibly excited at the prospect of performing once again for a live audience,” continued Stuart Malina, HSO’s music director and Maestro. “We have a magnificent season planned, filled with everything our audience has come to expect from the HSO — great symphonic music, spectacular soloists and entertaining pops, all played by a world-class orchestra.”
HSO will open its season the weekend of October 2-3, 2021 with a colorful Masterworks program featuring Three Latin-American Dances by Gabriela Lena Frank, the lush and dazzling new Piano Concerto by HSO composer-in-residence, Jonathan Leshnoff, and Mussorgsky’s masterpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition. On Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24, HSO will pay tribute to the most celebrated film composer of the last 50 years, John Williams, as the Capital Blue Cross Pops opening program.
The entire 2021-2022 season of Masterworks and Pops programming will be announced shortly. For tickets and more information about the current season, go to harrisburgsymphony.org.
“For nearly a century, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra has called the Forum Auditorium home,” said Curt Topper, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, which operates the facility. “We look forward to the return of the HSO and its patrons to our historic auditorium after renovations are completed.”
The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra presents inspiring symphonic music performed by its professional orchestra along with educational programs for audiences of all ages to enrich the cultural life of Central Pennsylvania. This regional jewel of talent is made up of 75 world-class musicians and led by Tony Award-winning conductor Stuart Malina. The Harrisburg Symphony has been providing symphonic music for the enjoyment of the region for 91 years.
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