Harrisburg Symphony gets new office space

Posted on: August 30, 2012

In Thursday’s (8/30) Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), David N. Dunkle writes, “Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra’s future home came gift-wrapped. Orchestra officials took ownership Wednesday afternoon of an historic three-story mansion on North Front Street in Susquehanna Twp., which they plan to turn into HSO’s new headquarters in as little as a year. The donors are longtime orchestra supporters Derek and Margaret Hathaway. ‘Some gifts are transformational, and I see this as one of those turning points for this organization,’ HSO music director Stuart Malina said during an afternoon contract signing inside the three-story brick mansion at 3405 N. Front St. … Derek Hathaway, former CEO and chairman of the Camp Hill-based Harsco Corporation, said he bought the building, which at one time housed a catering service, about 20 months ago. In addition to the 5,600-square-foot main building, which he said was built during the early years of the 20th century, the nearly 1-acre lot also features a two-story carriage house. [HSO Executive Director Jeff] Woodruff said the building, which comes furnished, will require some renovations prior to HSO moving its staff and operations into it. He said a building committee is looking into what’s needed.”

Posted August 30, 2012