Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A Season Preview - Masterworks 2015-2016

Since Labor Day has passed and the new school year is well underway, now it's time to get ready for the New Season.

Here's Maestro Stuart Malina to give you a quick preview of all seven of the Masterworks Concerts for the 2015-2016 Season.

If you haven't already purchased tickets for the new season and with tickets to individual concerts now available, you can purchase multiple tickets for any concerts you'd want to attend by Saturday September 26th and save up to 15% – or you can still subscribe to the entire series and save up to 30%. To order on-line, click here - to order tickets for individual concerts of your choice, select each specific concert in the list.

Also a word about our Musical Chairs program for families with K-12 students: You may qualify for $6 tickets to our Masterworks series concerts through our Musical Chairs program. Students (K-12) and accompanying adults can attend all 7 Masterworks concerts for just $42. The program is designed to introduce and educate our younger audience members. Click here to apply.

OCTOBER 3rd & 4th

October Masterworks from Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra on Vimeo.

Van Cliburn Competition prize-winner Di Wu returns to open our season with the soaring themes and cascading chords of Tchaikovsky’s most popular piano concerto. Also on the program, Morton Gould’s breezy American Symphonette No. 2 with its familiar Pavane 2nd movement, and the lone symphony by ultra-Romantic French composer, Ernest Chausson.

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NOVEMBER 14th & 15th

November Masterworks from Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra on Vimeo.

The Lone Ranger rides into the Forum as Stuart Malina conducts Rossini’s rollicking, ever-popular William Tell Overture. Jonathan Leshnoff’s Double Concerto for Violin and Viola receives its first performances by the HSO and, to conclude, in celebration of Jean Sibelius’ 150th birthday, the Maestro conducts the Finnish master’s glorious 2nd Symphony.

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JANUARY 16th & 17th, 2016

January Masterworks from Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra on Vimeo.

For his debut appearance as a soloist with the HSO, Concertmaster Peter Sirotin has chosen the tuneful violin concerto from 1904 by the Russian composer, Alexander Glazunov. Stuart Malina also conducts the sparkling symphony that Mozart wrote for the city of Prague and concludes with Elgar’s fantastic collection of ingenious musical portraits known, somewhat cryptically, as the Enigma Variations.

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FEBRUARY 20th & 21st

February Masterworks from Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra on Vimeo.

The boundless resources of the full symphony orchestra and the virtuosity of the HSO are on full display in these three masterpieces by Stravinsky, Ravel and Strauss. The three pieces may have been written within three years of each other, but stylistically they couldn’t be more different. An exhilarating mid-winter program guaranteed to heat up the Forum!

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MARCH 19th & 20th

March Masterworks from Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra on Vimeo.

Superstar cellist Zuill Bailey returns to Harrisburg to perform the riveting Cello Concerto No. 1 by the greatest Russian composer of the Soviet era, Dmitri Shostakovich. The program opens with the shimmering 4th Symphony of French composer Nicolas Bacri and concludes on familiar ground with the driving energy of Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony.

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APRIL 16th & 17th

April Masterworks from Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra on Vimeo.

Dvorak’s liltingly beautiful Serenade for Strings opens our April Masterworks. Longtime HSO tubist Eric Henry is featured as the soloist in a brand new piece written just for him and the program concludes with one of the greatest symphonies of music’s Romantic age, Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 2.

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MAY 14th & 15th

May Masterworks from Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra on Vimeo.

Pianist Ann Schein dazzled HSO audiences when she played Chopin here in 2014. She returns to conclude our season with the monumental Third Concerto of Rachmaninoff. This typically colorful Russian program also includes the tuneful Suite from The Comedians by Kabalevsky and the astonishing First Symphony of the 19-year old Shostakovich, certainly one of the greatest first symphonies ever written.

All concerts are at the Forum in downtown Harrisburg, behind the Capitol, with Saturday concerts beginning at 8:00 and Sunday concerts beginning at 3:00. There are pre-concert talks an hour before each performance in the auditorium and for those with “Musical Chairs” tickets, a special “Welcome to the Concert” for students at the far-right end of the front lobby.

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