HSO Young Person’s Concerts - 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. Maestro Stuart Malina hosts these concerts, which feature excerpts from the upcoming weekend’s Masterworks program.
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The 2014/15 Schedule of Harrisburg Symphony Young Person’s Concerts:
Friday, November 7, 2014Star Cross'd Lovers 10:00 am* and 11:30 am performances
Friday, May 15, 2015 TBD 10:00 am* and 11:30 am performances
*Please note that the 10:00 am performance is reserved for students, teachers,
and chaperones travelling by bus to the Forum for the Young Person’s Concert.
Please call the HSO for special arrangements. 717-612-4965.
You may register NOW on-line for November 2014 & May 2015 Young Person’s Concerts.
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 Person’s 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 7000 students experience a Young Person’s Concert each season.
For 2014/15, the Harrisburg Symphony is delighted to announce sponsors of the Young Person’s Concerts: Penn National Insurance, The Children’s Home Foundation, and The Elizabeth and Guy Holmes Foundation
Penn National Insurance
The Children’s Home
The Charles A. & Elizabeth Guy Holmes Foundation
The Educational Programs of the HSO are funded in part by a generous grant from the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation