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Market Square Presbyterian Church

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20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
717-257-1270 www.marketsquarechurch.org

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January 2018

$5.00 – $35.00

Market Square Concerts presents Jasper & Jupiter String Quartets

January 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Celebrate twenty years of the Cleveland Quartet Award with two former winners, the Jasper and Jupiter String Quartets, sharing the stage for a performance of Mendelssohn’s magnificent Octet, as well as Debussy’s groundbreaking String Quartet in G Minor and Mozart’s D Minor String Quartet inspired by the birth of his first child. For tickets, visit https://jasperjupiterquartets.eventbrite.com or http://www.marketsquareconcerts.org/concerts . Remaining tickets will be available at the door.

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April 2018

$5 – $65

MSC presents Calidore String Quartet

April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Discover an exciting new ensemble, the Calidore String Quartet, hailed by Gamophone magazine as “the epitome of confidence and finesse.” Recently announced by the Lincoln Center as winner of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Calidore String Quartet will debut at Market Square Concerts with a beautifully balanced program of three celebrated masterpieces in the quartet repertoire: Haydn’s opulent “Lark” Quartet, Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 9, dedicated to his wife, as well as Beethoven’s triumphant “Razumovsky” String Quartet Op. 59…

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July 2018

$5 – $9599.

MSC Summermusic 2018 Concert I

July 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Summermusic 2018 opens on Saturday, July 7, at 8 pm. Pianist Stuart Malina, Artistic Director of the Harrisburg Symphony, joined by violinist Peter Sirotin, Artistic Director of Market Square Concerts, Fiona Thompson, principal cellist of the Harrisburg Symphony, and Blanka Bednarz, violin and viola professor at Dickinson College, will perform a rare juxtaposition of Piano Quartets by Dvorak, Mahler and Faure. For tickets, please call 717 221-9599, online at http://www.marketsquareconcerts.org/summermusic or https://mscsm18concert1.eventbrite.com or email drichter@marketsquareconcerts.org. Remaining tickets will be available…

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$5 – $9599.

Market Square Concerts Summermusic 2018 Concert II

July 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Market Square Concerts’ Summermusic 2018 continues on Sunday, July 22, at 4 pm. Violinists Peter Sirotin, Artistic Director of Market Square Concerts, and Leonid Ferents, former member of the “Moscow Soloists,” violists Michael Stepniak, Dean of Shenandoah Conservatory, and Blanka Bednarz, violin and viola professor at Dickinson College, together with cellist Cheung Chau will perform string quintets by Mozart and Brahms. For tickets, please call 717 221-9599, online at http://www.marketsquareconcerts.org/summermusic or https://mscsm18concert1.eventbrite.com or email drichter@marketsquareconcerts.org. Remaining tickets will be available…

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$5 – $9599.

Market Square Concerts Summermusic 2018 Concert III

July 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Market Square Concerts’ Summermusic 2018 concludes on Wednesday, July 25, at 7:30 pm. Violinists Peter Sirotin, and Leonid Ferents, violists Michael Stepniak, and Blanka Bednarz, and cellists Fiona Thompson and Cheung Chau will perform two opulent Russian Romantic masterpieces, Sergei Taneyev’s Cello Quintet and Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence.” For tickets, please call 717 221-9599, online at http://www.marketsquareconcerts.org/summermusic or https://mscsm18concert1.eventbrite.com or email drichter@marketsquareconcerts.org. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. Summermusic is sponsored by the Carole DeSoto Foundation, UPMC Pinnacle,…

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$15

Voices United

July 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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VOICES UNITED is the opening celebration of the Pride Festival of Central Pennsylvania. The concert is happening on Friday, July 27 at 8:00 pm at the Market Street Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg. This benefit performance brings together various LGBT and allied choral groups form our area, blending their voices to create a joyful noise and to celebrate the grand opening to the weekend’s Pride festivities. The participating groups include the Harrisburg Gay Men’s Chorus, Central PA Womyn’s Chorus, MCC Voices…

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August 2018

Candles on the Water:Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Several organizations are co-sponsoring this event which commemorates the 73rd anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The evening will include music, poetry, presentations and floating of lanterns to remember past victims of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to provide education about the existing nuclear threat. This event will take place on Sunday, August 5th with prelude music at 6:45 and program at 7 PM in the sanctuary at Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St.…

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October 2018

$5 – $9599.

MSC presents Harpsichordist Arthur Haas and Harrisburg Symphony Principal Players

October 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Celebrate the 300th Anniversary of J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos performed by the world-renowned harpsichordist, Arthur Haas, and principal players of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. These festive masterpieces were fundamental to the development of chamber and symphonic music and continue to delight music lovers worldwide. There will be a pre-concert talk with HSO Executive Director, Jeff Woodruff at 7:15 PM. ARTISTS: Arthur Haas, Harpsichord; David DiGiacobbe and John Romeri, Flute; Andres Oeste, Jill Hoffman and Thomas Rowe, Oboe; Erich Heckscher,…

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November 2018

$10

ORGAN SPOOKTACULAR

November 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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“Organ Spooktacular,” featuring three of the area's finest organists performing music that is often associated with ghosts and goblins, will launch a series of events at Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second Street, Harrisburg, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 2. The three organists are Tyler Canonico, minister of music and organist at Market Square Church; Ellen Hunt, minister of music emerita at Market Square Church, and Jordan Markham, director of music and organist at Wesley United Methodist Church in…

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Free

Arts on the Square GALLERY 2018

November 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Members and friends of Market Square Presbyterian Church invite you to the opening of "Gallery 2018," an exhibit of their paintings, watercolors, photography, and fabric arts in historic Geneva Hall, Level 4. The church and hall are handicapped accessible. Parking is provided by the church in the adjacent city-owned Market Square Garage. Come meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.

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Free

Arts on the Square GALLERY 2018

November 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Members and friends of Market Square Church exhibit fine arts, including painting, watercolors, photography, and fabric art in historic Geneva Hall, Level 4. Meet the Artists reception.

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$5 – $9599.

MSC presents Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Piano Trio

November 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Late Romanticism gave us some of the most dramatic and nuanced chamber music in piano trios by Chausson and Dvořák. Enjoy these masterpieces performed by three stellar young artists, Avery Fisher Career Grant winner, pianist Michael Brown, violinist Elena Urioste, and cellist Nicholas Cannellakis, and discover a new work by pianist Michael Brown. For tickets, please call 717 221-9599, online at http://www.marketsquareconcerts.org/concerts or https://bucpianotrio.eventbrite.com/ or email drichter@marketsquareconcerts.org. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. This concert is co-sponsored by…

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December 2018

“BISTRO”

December 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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All you can eat homemade soups, breads, and desserts, along with coffee and tea, are on the menu for the 29th annual “Bistro," with servings from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. and again from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. This event is organized by volunteers from the congregation who create and serve the menu. Celebrity jazz musicians Steve Rudolph and Thom Strohman are among the musicians slated to appear throughout the event. Since 1989, “Bistro” has raised more than $100,000 to…

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$10

A SERVICE OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

December 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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A service based on the world-famous Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols held since 1918 at King's College, Cambridge, England. The prelude music begins at 3:30 p.m. At 4:00 p.m. the service begins, with Susquehanna Youth Chorale boy soprano Max Davis; organist Ellen Landis Hunt; the church's Sanctuary Choir and the Market Square Ringers under the direction of Tyler A. Canonico, Minister of Music and Organist. Works by Willcocks, Rutter, Cleoburry, Greer, and more. The congregation will participate in singing…

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$5 – $25

Susquehanna Chorale Candlelight Christmas Concert

December 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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The Susquehanna Chorale will present its annual Candlelight Christmas concert series, a central Pennsylvania tradition. The Chorale is a nationally acclaimed adult chamber ensemble of 36 auditioned singers, founded in 1981 by Artistic Director and Conductor Linda L. Tedford. This year’s concert will feature music that reflects the hope, reassurance, and beauty of the holiday season, and will feature the festive sounds of brass and percussion provided by the Messiah College Faculty Brass. The concert opens with Lara Hoggard’s Personent…

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January 2019

$5 – $30

MSC presents Francisco Fullana, Violin and Jiayi Shi, Piano

January 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Discover a young Spanish violin virtuoso, Francisco Fullana! A protégé of the celebrated violinist, Midori, Mr. Fullana will perform with pianist Jiayi Shi in Harrisburg thanks to “Partners in Performance,” a grant awarded to Market Square Concerts by Midori’s foundation aiming to keep high quality chamber music alive and accessible in the heartland of America. Mr. Fullana, together with pianist Jiayi Shi will perform Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano; Beethoven Sonata for Violin & Piano, Op. 23; Enescu Impressions…

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$10

Organist Chase Loomer in Concert

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Chase Loomer, Master’s student at the Yale University Institute of Sacred Music and University Church organist, completed his Bachelor’s of Music in organ performance at the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Chase was featured in the Rising Star series at the 2016 AGO National Convention in Houston. He has presented concerts throughout the country and has been featured on the radio broadcast "Pipedreams Live!" on several occasions. Mr. Loomer will…

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February 2019

$20 – $25

L’Anima d’amore – The Soul of Love: A Valentine’s Concert

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Arts on the Square presents “L’Anima d’Amore: The Soul of Love” with four of the region's finest vocalists and a six-piece chamber orchestra performing in the sanctuary of historic Market Square Presbyterian Church. Under the direction of Tyler Canonico, minister of music and organist at the church, they will perform arias from some of the world's favorite romantic operas, including Mozart's “The Marriage of Figaro” and “Don Giovanni;” Saint-Saëns' “Samson and Delilah;” and music by Puccini, Wagner, and Hahn. The…

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March 2019

$5 – $9599.

Pacifica Quartet

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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The Grammy Award winner and Musical America’s 2009 “Ensemble of the Year,” the Pacifica Quartet, will perform an all-Shostakovich program of works considered to be some of the finest musical testaments of life under the totalitarian dictatorship of Joseph Stalin. Having recorded all fifteen Shostakovich Quartets, the group is widely recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of this music. There will be a pre-concert talk by Dr. Truman Bullard at 3:15 pm. For tickets, please call 717 221-9599, online…

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$10 – $40

Vienna Boys Choir in Concert

March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Arts on the Square presents the Vienna Boys Choir in concert at historic Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second Street, Harrisburg, at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 31. Almost half a million spectators around the world have heard one of the touring choirs, which regularly tour Europe, Asia and Australia, and the Americas. Vienna Choir boys have visited the United States more than 50 times since 1932 and have traveled to all six inhabited continents. On Sundays, the boys…

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April 2019

$5 – $9599.

MSC presents Rolston String Quartet

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Rolston String Quartet, 2018 winner of the Chamber Music America Cleveland Quartet Award given biennially to a promising young ensemble by eight presenters including Carnegie Hall and Market Square Concerts, will make its Market Square Concerts’ debut with a diverse program that includes the poetic “Sunrise” Quartet by Haydn, theavant-garde Métamorphoses nocturnes by Ligeti and the sophisticated String Quartet No. 2 by Brahms. For tickets, please call 717 221-9599, online at https://www.marketsquareconcerts.org/tickets or https://rolstonstringquartet.eventbrite.com or email info@marketsquareconcerts.org . Remaining tickets will be available at the door. This concert…

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$10 – $25

John McCutcheon: Pete Seeger Tribute Concert

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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https://youtu.be/TMOLPLoMuQo "John McCutcheon is not only one of the best musicians in the USA, but also a great singer, songwriter, and song leader. And not just incidentally, he is committed to helping hard-working people everywhere to organize and push this world in a better direction." —Pete Seeger John McCutcheon is one of our most respected and loved folksingers. He is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been…

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May 2019

Free will offering.

Evensong at Historic Market Square Church

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Arts on the Square, a series of musical and artistic events, will sponsor Choral Evensong at Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second Street, Harrisburg, on Sunday, May 5, at 4:00 p.m. Principal musicians for this mostly-sung service are the church’s Sanctuary Choir, directed by minister of music Tyler Canonico and accompanied by Kathie Metz of Towson, Maryland. From the beginning of the human race, people kindled lights as darkness approached. Evensong is a service of evening prayers, psalms, canticles…

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$15 – $18

We Rise Again

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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The Central Pennsylvania Womyn's Chorus and the Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Women's Network present songs and stories of the struggles and triumphs of building a new life in America.

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July 2019

$5 – $65

Summermusic 2019 “Brahms Beyond Borders” I

July 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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The influence of true artistic genius extends beyond geographical, cultural and historical boundaries. Discover the profound impact of music by Johannes Brahms on Hungarian, Austrian, Danish and Czech composers in three "Brahms Beyond Borders" Summermusic 2019 programs juxtaposing his compositions with works by Antonín Dvořák, Carl Goldmark, Niels Gade and Ernő Dohnányi. “Brahms Beyond Borders” explores the world of late 19th century Romanticism with its passionate yet richly nuanced music, full of lyricism and vigor with deep roots in Central…

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$5 – $65

Summermusic 2019 “Brahms Beyond Borders” II

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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The influence of true artistic genius extends beyond geographical, cultural and historical boundaries. Discover the profound impact of music by Johannes Brahms on Hungarian, Austrian, Danish and Czech composers in three "Brahms Beyond Borders" Summermusic 2019 programs juxtaposing his compositions with works by Antonín Dvořák, Carl Goldmark, Niels Gade and Ernő Dohnányi. “Brahms Beyond Borders” explores the world of late 19th century Romanticism with its passionate yet richly nuanced music, full of lyricism and vigor with deep roots in Central…

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$5 – $65

Summermusic 2019 “Brahms Beyond Borders” III

July 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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The influence of true artistic genius extends beyond geographical, cultural and historical boundaries. Discover the profound impact of music by Johannes Brahms on Hungarian, Austrian, Danish and Czech composers in three "Brahms Beyond Borders" Summermusic 2019 programs juxtaposing his compositions with works by Antonín Dvořák, Carl Goldmark, Niels Gade and Ernő Dohnányi. “Brahms Beyond Borders” explores the world of late 19th century Romanticism with its passionate yet richly nuanced music, full of lyricism and vigor with deep roots in Central…

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