Market Square Concerts
Post Office Box 1292  Harrisburg, PA 17108   717-221-9599 

Copyright 2019 Market Square Concerts

Stuart and Friends Concert Cancelled

 

Due to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic, we unfortunately have to cancel MSC’s final concert of the season on April 26th, because this program involves several artists traveling from Texas and NYC. We are planning to reschedule this program for our 40th anniversary season 2021-22. 

 

In order to continue serving our audience and Central PA community, we are planning to continue recently launched “A Weekly Dose of Great Music” program for a foreseeable future. Our weekly emails will offer curated concert programs on video and audio with a blog by Dr. Dick Strawser. These emails will be also shared on Facebook, Instagram and website: https://www.marketsquareconcerts.org/weeklydoseofmusic.

 

We deeply appreciate your support and understanding. You may request a refund of your ticket(s) to the April 26 performance by emailing aquist@marketsquareconcerts.org  or choose to donate the cost of your ticket(s) to support Market Square Concerts.  

 

We wish all of you to stay safe and healthy during this challenging time. We are looking forward to sharing with you our exciting plans for the Summermusic 2020 and the next concert season soon!

 

Warm regards,

Peter and Ya-Ting

PETER SIROTIN & YA-TING CHANG
Co-Directors, Market Square Concerts 

A weekly dose of great music!

For this week's dose of great chamber music, I chose highlights from a program celebrating 300th anniversary of Bach's magnificent Brandenburg concertos performed by harpsichordist Arthur Haas and members of the Harrisburg Symphony back in October of 2018. Because of recent cancellations of both HSO and MSC performances due to the pandemic, I thought this is a particularly good time to showcase the wonderful HSO players in one of the most memorable collaborations between our organizations.

For this week's dose of great chamber music, I chose highlights from a program celebrating 300th anniversary of Bach's magnificent Brandenburg concertos performed by harpsichordist Arthur Haas and members of the Harrisburg Symphony back in October of 2018. Because of recent cancellations of both HSO and MSC performances due to the pandemic, I thought this is a particularly good time to showcase the wonderful HSO players in one of the most memorable collaborations between our organizations.

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046 - First Movement

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046 - Fourth Movement

 

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047 II. Andante

 

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050

If you are interested in learning more about the background of this music, here is a link to Dr. Dick Strawser's October 6, 2018 blog - "The Brandenberg Concertos, Together Again"

 

Enjoy!

 

Best regards,

Peter Sirotin

Market Square Concerts Director

March 27, 2020

For over 37 years, Market Square Concerts has been dedicated to the presentation of a wide repertoire of chamber music performed by distinguished professional artists, both established and emerging. Our mission also includes education and engagement of the general public in chamber music as an art form, as well as collaboration with other arts organizations and community partnerships. With an annual summer festival and six concerts in the regular season, Market Square Concerts presents premieres of newly composed music as well as the monumental works from the most revered composers from the past and present.

In the 2019-20 season Market Square Concerts celebrates inspiration, as well as beguiling and exhilarating surprises brought into our lives by encounters with compelling live performances. The opportunities for memorable musical experiences are plentiful, from recitals by Midori, one of the world’s most celebrated violinists, and cellist Andrei Ioniță, Gold Medal winner of the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Competition, to Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion ensemble, venerable clarinetist David Shifrin’s new piano trio, award-winning Schumann Quartet and the celebration of Stuart Malina’s 20th year as the Artistic Director of the Harrisburg Symphony with Liebeslieder Waltzes for Piano Four Hands and Four Voices, Brahms’ two sets of most personal love songs. We hope this season’s offerings will inspire, enrich and expand your musical palate.


Peter Sirotin, Director of Market Square Concerts

Market Square Concerts Season 2019-20
Great chamber music for your mind and heart

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