Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Meet Maestro Stuart Malina
Conductor of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra..

We are very fortunate to have him here.
I can't say enough good things about him.
He's just great, as is his orchestra.
He's always up.. happy..seems to love what he does
and has received many awards.
I have to think that he's had other offers but he stays with us.
I think that's part of the reason the orchestra is so good...
They know he's not going to leave them and they stay. 

This is a  picture of the orchestra taken with my friends cell phone.
I think this was a smaller version of the entire orchestra.
The concert orchestra takes up the entire stage.
Sometimes the whole orchestra is used only  for major concerts. 
The stage is sometimes shared with other performers 
(singers, dancers, etc.  ),
This weekend they performed Cirque De La Symphonie.
It was part of their "Pops Concert" Series.
Throughout their season,
there are three "Pops Concerts"
 which are " lighter" than  the other concerts during the season
and sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

The "Cirque" show featured acrobats, aerialists and jugglers.
I wish I could have taken pictures.
They were high above us and I swear they were made of rubber.
I've never seen people so flexible.
Maestro Malina was almost hit by one of the "flying" performers.

While they were performing,
the orchestra was playing songs from Swan Lake, Sabre Dance,
Can Can and other light classical selections.
 All of them were familiar. 
Mr Malina said that they played more notes in this concert
 than most. The selections were very fast and intricate.

This mans neck must be made of steel ..He is incredibly strong.
The man on his head wasn't particularly small.
They had on gold body paint.
I think they would have looked better natural.


Lynne said...

Love the symphony . . . this sounds like an exceptional performance . . .

Beverly said...

Wow! What a show! So glad you got to go see that!!!