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IRRESISTIBLY IRISH Ronan Tynan, a founding member of the famous “Irish Tenors,” brings his powerful voice, rollicking Irish sense of humor, and universal message of strength to the HSO. The McGinley School of Irish Dance bring their award-winning skills and talents to the stage. Don’t miss this incredible HSO Irish experience St. Patrick’s Day Weekend: March 17-18!


Ronan Tynan


Two great 20th century story ballets – Copland’s Billy the Kid and Khachaturian’s Spartacus – will be followed by Strauss’s masterful portrait of the legendary knight-errant, Don Quixote, aptly subtitled “Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character.” HSO principal cellist Fiona Thompson Copland: “portrays” Billy the Kid Suite the Don. Khachaturian: Spartacus Suite No. 2 Strauss: Don Quixote Sponsored by the Glatfelter Family Foundation

McGinley School of Irish Dance


Leonard Caston


We heard it through the grapevine: singers Leonard Caston, Gavin Hope, and Katalin Kiss will sing some of the greatest pop music ever written. The HSO will take you on a musical journey of unforgettable Motown megahits, from Smokey Robinson to Marvin Gaye to the Supremes, from the Temptations to Gladys Knight to Aretha Franklin.

Maurice Ravel’s spectacular orchestration of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” brings the season to a rousing conclusion May 19-20. The concert opens with Jonathan Leshnoff’s brilliant “Starburst” and violinist Karen Gomyo returns to perform Shostakovich’s soulsearching violin concerto. Leshnoff: Starburst Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1


Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition


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Dear Fellow Harrisburg Symphony Fans: As if choreographed to complement one another, spring and the Harrisburg Symphony Society’s signature fundraiser arrive together each year. This season we welcome the Harrisburg Symphony Society Showhouse & Gardens 2012. Here are three easy ways to stay in touch with the showhouse activities and reward yourself for a spring cleaning or lawn tidying job well done. First, visit us at Purchase tickets, meet the designers, choose from a terrific selection of special events and find all the details needed to make your visit marvelous. Next, “like” us on Facebook. Receive updates and tidbits about the interior and landscape design, the personalities involved in the project and the latest event news. Search: Harrisburg Symphony Society Showhouse & Gardens. Just like the birds happy to be back in our area, we are tweeting lovely little notes on Twitter. Find us @hsoshowhouse. The lovely irony of 2012 is the ability to use technology to help you plan your visit to a home and property full of textiles, colors, texture, finishes, accents, nature, statuary and design that can only be enjoyed to the fullest in person. Looking forward to seeing you at our “home” this spring. Thank you for helping us support the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Fondly, Julie Sullivan Harrisburg Symphony Society President

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May 19 through June 10, 2012 As spring approaches, so does the opening of the Harrisburg Symphony Society Showhouse & Gardens 2012, Serenity on the Yellow Breeches. By the time you read this, the Empty House Tours will have been held and the designers and landscapers will be in full swing, turning this beautiful old home in need of TLC into our grand and polished Showhouse. Before we invite the public in, you will have the opportunity to help us celebrate the opening of Showhouse & Gardens 2012 at the West Shore Country Club on Friday, May 18 from 6pm to 10pm. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, fine dining, and dancing to the music of The Third Stream. The Showhouse & Gardens designers and landscapers will also be on hand to give you an opportunity to meet and talk with them about their inspiration and designs. Each Opening Celebration ticket includes one complimentary pass to tour the house and gardens during opening weekend. This special pass may be used Friday, May 18 from 3pm to 6pm, prior to the Opening Celebration, or any time during opening weekend hours. Join us to celebrate and be among the first to see our fabulous Showhouse & Gardens!

Trout Fishing for All - June 2 Join Yellow Breeches Outfitters and Trout Unlimited to learn how to cast. Catch and release your own trout! Herbs and More Herbalist Dawn Toutkaldjian presents three events: • Wild Edible Weed Walk, May 26 • Nature Yoga, June 3 • The Herbal Hour, May 22 Garden Chats Members of Penn State Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Cumberland County will be on hand to share information, insights and gardening secrets with visitors who stop by their garden. For details see our website!

YELLOW BREECHES CAFÉ Visit our Yellow Breeches Café for delicious lunches, snacks, sweets and beverages to make your visit to the Showhouse complete. The Glass Lounge caters our lunches and Tanya’s Cookie Boutique provides sweet treats!

SERENDIPITY BOUTIQUE & GREENHOUSE Our Boutique and Greenhouse is open daily with delightful gifts and garden goodies. Among the vendors you will find Susan’s Treasures, Black Landscape Garden Center, Pegona Designs (Peggy Gekas), Penn’s Woods Painters, and Silver and Stone Artisan Jewelry. Our Music Boutique returns, and we have many other items for your shopping pleasure.

TICKETS Tickets to tour the Showhouse and to our Special Events are available on our website and at the HSO office. Showhouse tickets are also available at all concerts, from committee members and our designers and landscapers, as well as at these ticket outlets: Boscov’s - Camp Hill, Colonial Park Mall, Lancaster and York

Along with the Showhouse comes a host of wonderful Country Collectibles - Dillsburg activities on the grounds. This year we have a great David’s Furniture & Interiors - Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg Highland Gardens - Camp Hill selection—truly something for everyone! High Tea & High Fashion - June 7 Treat yourself to a 7-course high tea while enjoying fashions presented by The Plum. Bluegrass & BBQ - June 9 Enjoy an evening listening to the bluegrass music of Colebrook Road with BBQ from Blazing Swine Barbecue Company.

Inspirations Bath & Kitchen Studio by Hajoca - Harrisburg Interiors Furniture & Design - Harrisburg Maggie Adams - Camp Hill Mary Eileen’s - Hershey Mitrani at Home - Harrisburg Mountz Jewelers - Camp Hill, Carlisle and Colonial Park Noteworthy Music - Gettysburg R.F. Fager Co. - Camp Hill Susan’s Treasures - Shoppes at the West Shore Farmers Market, Lemoyne The Kitchen Shoppe - Carlisle The Somerville Showroom - Camp Hill


HARRISBURG SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRAS Gregory Woodbridge will succeed Tara Simoncic as Music Director and Conductor of the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra, effective July 1. Maestra Simoncic will fulfill all of her duties and responsibilities as both Conductor of the Youth Symphony and Assistant Conductor to Stuart Malina at the HSO through the end of June. At that point she will leave to pursue conducting opportunities in the New York City area and elsewhere. She came to the Youth Symphony at the beginning of the 2010-11 season, following the historic 42-year tenure of Dr. Ronald Schafer.

Friday, February 10th was a spectacular day for the Harrisburg Symphony musicians and many Harrisburg area students as the HSO repeated last year’s successful 100 Musicians Playing. As solo artists and groups of 2, 3, 4 and 5, HSO musicians entertained, educated, and danced with students from pre-school through high school age.

Greg Woodbridge is well known in Central Pennsylvania music circles. Since the fall of 2000 he has been the Director of Orchestras at Hershey High School, where he has built one of the most dynamic music programs at the high school level in the midstate. He is also Conductor of the York Youth Symphony, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra in State College, and the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet. He also leads the York Symphony in their annual children’s concerts. In the past he has held conducting positions at the Central Pennsylvania Symphony and the Wednesday Club Youth Orchestra. He also has served as Cover Conductor for Stuart Malina at the Harrisburg Symphony. Greg is a graduate of Penn State, where he earned two Bachelor Degrees - one in Music Education (violin) and another in Piano - and a Masters Degree in Orchestral Conducting.


© 2012 Michael Crabb


The Third Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Rising Stars Concerto Competition was held at Messiah College on January 20-21. The winner this year is fifteen year old cellist, Julia Rosenbaum, of Potomac, Maryland. Julia is the recipient of a $1,000 cash prize and the opportunity to attend Messiah College on the Vollmer Music Scholarship, valued at more than $60,000. In addition, she will perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with Stuart Malina and the Harrisburg Symphony on November 10-11, 2012. Congratulations to Julia!


Maestro Malina is the 2012 Lebanon Valley College Founder’s Day Award recipient. He was presented his award at a Founder’s Day Celebration on Tuesday, February 21st at Lebanon Valley College. He is pictured on left with Stephen MacDonald, president of LVC.



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STUART AND FRIENDS The annual Stuart and Friends chamber music concert will take place on Tuesday evening, March 20, at 7:30 at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on the HACC campus. This year the Maestro will be joined by HSO musicians Janine Thomas (clarinet), Nicole Diaz (violin), Julius Wirth (viola), Daniel Pereira (cello), and Devin Howell (bass). This year’s program will include the “Kegelstatt” Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano by Mozart, Debussy’s Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello, and Schubert’s famed “Trout” Quintet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass. Tickets are available for only $22 by calling the HSO office at 545-5527 or online at Stuart and Friends is generously underwritten by Marilynn Kanenson in memory of Dr. William Kanenson.



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Space is still available on an unforgettable journey on one of Europe’s legendary rivers with Stuart and Marty Malina. The Romantic Rhine will depart Harrisburg on June 9 and return on June 17. Travelers will enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles and gorgeous scenery. The cruise begins in Switzerland and winds its way through parts of Germany and France, eventually disembarking in Amsterdam. First class accommodations, fabulous dining, wonderful sightseeing, and a week of musical evenings with Stuart Malina! Europe in the springtime, how can you resist? The tour is being organized by Mari Atchason of Travel Professionals in Lemoyne. Contact Mari for more information at 717-233-5641.


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