Three-year contract extension for Stuart Malina at Harrisburg Symphony

Posted on: July 24, 2020

“There hasn’t been a lot of good news for Harrisburg’s arts community lately, but here’s some—maestro Stuart Malina has renewed his contract with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra (HSO),” writes Lawrance Binda in Wednesday’s (7/22) The Burg (Harrisburg, PA). “According to board Chair Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald, Malina has agreed to a three-year extension through the 2022-23 season. ‘This contract renewal was not a difficult decision,’ Malina said, in a statement. ‘Harrisburg is my home, and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra is my family.’ This year, Malina celebrates 20 years with the orchestra. In addition to conducting the orchestra, he often performs as a soloist and, since 2013, has served as principal guest conductor of the Florida Orchestra…. ‘Stuart and I have worked closely with each other and the board to explore new and innovative ways to deliver an inspired season of music in a time of great change,’ Executive Director Matthew Herren said.… The HSO hasn’t yet made a firm decision on its upcoming 2020-21 season. Last week, it released a statement saying that it was continuing to weigh the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on its plans.”