Harrisburg Symphony to perform at Scottish Rite Cathedral during renovations of Forum venue

Posted on: August 26, 2021

“The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra will once again be presenting live musical performances in Harrisburg, but at a new venue,” writes Sean Adams in Monday’s (8/23) Penn Live (PA). “The performances of the orchestra’s upcoming 2021-2022 season—the first live performances held by HSO since the COVID-19 pandemic halted in-person events—will be held at the theater at the Scottish Rite Cathedral … in uptown Harrisburg. ‘I’m incredibly excited at the prospect of performing once again for a live audience,’ continued Stuart Malina, HSO’s music director … The change of venue is due to ongoing renovations and construction at the company’s usual performance venue, The Forum in downtown Harrisburg.… ‘I am very pleased we will present our entire 2021-2022 season at the historic Scottish Rite Theatre … with a welcoming atmosphere, large stage for our orchestra, and plenty of comfortable seating for our patrons,’ said [Executive Director] Matthew Herren…. The Scottish Rite Cathedral’s theater has seating for nearly 1,200…. The HSO season will begin … Oct. 2 and 3, featuring works by Gabriela Lena Frank, HSO composer-in-residence Jonathan Leshnoff and Modest Mussorgsky. A Pops concert will be held on Oct. 23 and 24 featuring the works of film composer John Williams.”