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The Harrisburg Symphony Society was established in 1990 as the volunteer auxiliary of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.  The organization promotes the growth and visibility of the orchestra through fundraising events, support of educational programs and hospitality for the musicians.  Since its founding, the HSS has raised more than $2 million to directly benefit the Orchestra.  Membership is open to those who share a love of music and want to support the HSO. 

Opportunities to be involved:

Fundraising

The Symphony Society organizes events to raise funds and promote the visibility of the Orchestra.  Signature events have included Designer Show Houses, Fashion Shows, Symphony Strolls “ An Evening with The Malina Bros” and more.  Maestro Stuart Malina and his “big band” made “Swingin’ On A Star” and “Let’s Dance” popular fundraisers.   The Symphony Society Board and members plan these memorable evenings. 

Education

This committee provides volunteers for Youth Symphony activities including the semi-annual Young Persons Concerts and the “Welcome to the Concert” series held during intermission at the HSO Masterworks performances.  HSS volunteers also assist at the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra auditions, rehearsals, and concerts.   

Hospitality

Members of The Symphony Society work “backstage” providing and serving refreshments to the Orchestra musicians during their rehearsal break October – April. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the members of the Orchestra.  

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