Harrisburg Symphony Masterworks

MASTERWORKS SERIES

Masterworks concerts are performed Saturdays and Sundays. The Masterworks series highlights the classical sounds of the symphony like Beethoven, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Dvorak, Holst, and many others.

POPS SERIES

Pops concerts are performed at the Forum Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. There are four pair of Pops concerts throughout the season. The Pops series brings contemporary works to the symphony.

YOUNG PERSONS CONCERT

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.

HSYO – YOUTH ORCHESTRA

The purpose of the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestras is to enrich the lives of young people within a musical community.  We provide the finest possible training, practice and performance opportunities, enabling our students to learn, share and enjoy the power of music.

SUMMER CONCERTS

Since it’s inception in 1931, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra has participated in the musical tradition of providing outdoor, community entertainment. In the days around the 4th of July, our all-professional orchestra performs in a variety of community settings.

Gather your friends and loved ones, grab blankets or lawn chairs, and join us for at least one of the concerts in our FREE Summer Concerts Series.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Tickets to 2018/19 concerts are only available as part of a subscription packet at this point. Tickets to individual concerts go on sale 10 AM, Saturday, September 1st. Click for additional information about the HSO Masterworks Series and our Capital BlueCross POPS Series. 

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