The Forum Auditorium

The Forum Auditorium The historic Forum Auditorium is located adjacent to the Pennsylvania State Library in the Capitol complex. The Building was designed by architects William Gehron and Sidney Ross.
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The Forum building was dedicated on September 16, 1931. One of Harrisburg's major performing arts facilities and home to the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and the Wednesday Club Concert Association, the 1,610-seat, Classical-style Forum Auditorium features a wide variety of choral, jazz, gospel, dramatic and dance presentations each year. The Exterior:

The building is constructed primarily of gr

The Forum building was dedicated on September 16, 1931. One of Harrisburg's major performing arts facilities and home to the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and the Wednesday Club Concert Association, the 1,610-seat, Classical-style Forum Auditorium features a wide variety of choral, jazz, gospel, dramatic and dance presentations each year. The Exterior:

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Not vaccinated yet? Go to pa.gov/get-vaccinated to find an appointment near you.

Every adult in Pennsylvania is now eligible for the COVID vaccine.Find an appointment near you: pa.gov/get-vaccinated.
04/13/2021

Every adult in Pennsylvania is now eligible for the COVID vaccine.
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Find an appointment near you: pa.gov/get-vaccinated.

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COVID is tough, but Pennsylvanians are tougher.

Thank you for wearing masks when around people who don’t live with you.

Your individual actions make a difference every day.

COVID is tough, but Pennsylvanians are tougher.

Thank you for wearing masks when around people who don’t live with you.

Your individual actions make a difference every day.

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12/23/2020

Help your family and others in your community have a healthy holiday season:
😷 wear a mask
↔️ stay at least 6 feet from others not in your household
👋 wash your hands often
👥 avoid gatherings
🏡 stay home as much as possible

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12/18/2020
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12/10/2020

Wear a mask.😷
Wash your hands.🧼
Social distance. 🚶‍♂️-----------🚶‍♂️
Get tested when showing symptoms. 🤒
Download the COVID Alert PA app. 📲
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#MaskUpPA #PAagainstCOVID

Wear a mask.😷
Wash your hands.🧼
Social distance. 🚶‍♂️-----------🚶‍♂️
Get tested when showing symptoms. 🤒
Download the COVID Alert PA app. 📲
➡️ PA.gov/COVID

#MaskUpPA #PAagainstCOVID

With the surge in COVID-19 cases continuing, starting Monday, Dec. 7, the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex - including The F...
12/03/2020

With the surge in COVID-19 cases continuing, starting Monday, Dec. 7, the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex - including The Forum Auditorium - will close to the public until further notice.

All operations of the Governor's Office and General Assembly will continue, but access to the Capitol Complex will be limited to employees and people with badge keycard credentials.

More info at: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/DGS_details.aspx?newsid=151

With the surge in COVID-19 cases continuing, starting Monday, Dec. 7, the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex will close to the public until further notice. All operations of the Governor's Office and General Assembly will continue, but access to the Capitol Complex will be limited to employees and people with badge keycard credentials.

The cancelation of visits and events applies to all interior venues in the Capitol Complex and will affect rallies, school or group tours, choir performances, receptions, and other public gatherings. The Capitol Complex includes, but is not limited to, the Main Capitol Rotunda, East Wing Rotunda, Keystone Building Atrium, The Forum Auditorium, and The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

More info at: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/DGS_details.aspx?newsid=151

PA—together we can stop the spread of #COVID19. Please do your part: 😷 wear a cloth mask when leaving home↔️ stay at lea...
11/24/2020

PA—together we can stop the spread of #COVID19. Please do your part:
😷 wear a cloth mask when leaving home
↔️ stay at least 6 feet from others not in your household
👋 wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
➡️PA.gov/COVID

The best way to keep our loved ones safe is to keep our distance from those we don’t live with this Thanksgiving.

Frances and I will be staying home for the holiday. While we will miss our daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren, we are making this sacrifice out of love.

PA—together we can stop the spread of #COVID19. Please do your part: 😷 wear a cloth mask when leaving home↔️ stay at lea...
11/18/2020

PA—together we can stop the spread of #COVID19. Please do your part:
😷 wear a cloth mask when leaving home
↔️ stay at least 6 feet from others not in your household
👋 wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
➡️PA.gov/COVID

Case counts are continuing to rise. Wearing a mask is more important than ever.

Wear a mask to protect others, to protect yourself, and to do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Wearing is caring! 😷
11/13/2020

Wearing is caring! 😷

Wearing a mask when out in public shows others we care about their health and safety. 😷💕

PA—together we can stop the spread of #COVID19. Please do your part: 😷 wear a cloth mask when leaving home↔️ stay at lea...
11/05/2020

PA—together we can stop the spread of #COVID19. Please do your part:
😷 wear a cloth mask when leaving home
↔️ stay at least 6 feet from others not in your household
👋 wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
➡️PA.gov/COVID

The bad news? COVID cases are at an all-time high in Pennsylvania.

The good news? We can unite and take simple actions to stop the spread.

Do your part: Avoid crowds and keep your distance, wear a mask when out in public, and practice good health habits.

Remember to Mask Up PA. This simple act saves lives. #Maskuppa
09/03/2020

Remember to Mask Up PA. This simple act saves lives. #Maskuppa

Wearing a cloth mask isn't a substitute for social distancing. Wear a cloth mask in addition to keeping 6 feet between you and others not living in your household.
#MaskUpPA

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One of Harrisburg's major performing arts facilities and home to the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and the Wednesday Club Concert Association, the 1,610-seat, Classical-style Forum Auditorium features a wide variety of choral, jazz, gospel, dramatic and dance presentations each year. The Exterior: The building is constructed primarily of gray limestone. There are 22 bronze doors designed by Lee Lawrie. They are cast with figures depicting “man’s creative and re-creative occupations.” Inscribed above each doorway are famous mottos from our nation’s past. On the outside cornice of the building are noted names of Pennsylvania educators, philanthropists and statesmen. On the eaves above those names are sculptured copper owls by Carl Paul Jennewein. The Interior: There are eight varieties of marble from Africa, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Tennessee, and Vermont. The designers of the wall and ceiling murals Eric Gugler and Ricard Brooks wanted to depict the march progress of mankind and the overwhelming majesty of the heavens. The maps and adjacent tablets on the upper promenade walls commemorate the socially-significant individuals who made famous the great period of each particular locale. The ceiling was painted on individual canvas sections and decorated with constellations and depictions from the Zodiac. More than one thousand stars are shown in their proper position. Three hundred sixty five are of crystal glass, now illuminated by energy-efficient LED lights. These LED lights were retrofitted in 2008 as part of a Department of General Services Guaranteed Energy Savings Act, (GESA) project. It brought the eighty year old Forum Auditorium up to twenty-first century energy efficiency standards.

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Found this shot of Governor Richard L Thornburgh performing with the HSO. Notice the orange chairs - and the shallow stage - ca. 1979...
This is crazy! We have an HS Graduation there on Saturday and was just told the 5th Street Parking garage is closed on Saturdays. What now? A lot of our party is handicap and trying to get on-street parking with hundreds of people showing up for this event and is going to be impossible.😠
Here's a description of the artwork as it was being completed, taken from the Harrisburg Telegraph, 03 Dec 1929.
Living Spring Harrisburg in conjunction with several local churches, presents the 2nd annual International Worship Festival. Choirs and dance teams of various cultures will sing and dance to songs of their native tongue. The words will be displayed in the local language and in English. Last year’s experience was so amazing we wanted to do it again and give a broader number of families and individuals an opportunity to experience this wonderful collaboration of culture. We are excited to announce the event will be held at the Harrisburg Forum Auditorium on the afternoon of August 20th at 3:00 PM. Free entry, free food and freedom to enjoy gospel music from of over 12 different cultures. The address of the Harrisburg Auditorium is 500 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17113. For more information contact Kay Brown-Agagbo or Taffi Nehanda at [email protected] / 717-671-1539/www.livingspringharrisburg.net We look forward to seeing you there
Is it closed, I don't see any upcoming events?
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