Harrisburg Symphony Society Announces an Elegant Evening of Cabaret Featuring International Jazz Headliner Hilary Kole

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Harrisburg, PA (March 29, 2023) – The Harrisburg Symphony Society will host a jazzed-up evening of musical cabaret and dancing at “An Elegant Evening at the Capital Supper Club” on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Harrisburg. The event, which will benefit the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra (HSO), will feature international jazz vocalist Hilary Kole, along with Harrisburg’s own Steve Rudolph Quintet and HSO Music Director Stuart Malina.

“Central Pennsylvania has had a long love affair with classical music and jazz,” said Matthew Herren, executive director, HSO. “As music lovers, we are fortunate to have a world-class symphony and so much musical talent in our region. Our celebration of best-loved jazz favorites will support Harrisburg’s marvelous symphony and promises to transport us to a bygone era of elegance, musicality and glamorous entertainment.”

Hilary Kole is a beloved staple on the New York City jazz scene and is world-renowned as a multi-faceted concert hall and symphony performer. No stranger to the Capital Region, Kole received rave reviews for her Tribute to Judy Garland performed with the HSO in 2014. In addition to performing at famed Manhattan venues like Blue Note, 54 Below, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall (with Michael Feinstein and the New York Pops), Kole made her concert hall debut at Lincoln Center as part of the American Songbook Series.

Steve Rudolph is a household name in Central Pennsylvania jazz circles and founder of the popular Central PA Friends of Jazz. He has encouraged and mentored many jazz musicians during his career and is a frequent headliner at local clubs and venues. ‘

“A friend and long-time collaborator with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Steve Rudolph is one of the family,” said Herren. “He and his talented quintet, along with our very own Stuart Malina, will treat us to a delightful evening of jazz favorites, show tunes and dancing into the night.”

Tickets are $200 for guests and $500 for VIP. They’re available at Harrisburgsymphony.org. Along with the entertainment, guests will enjoy inspired cocktails, cuisine and a silent auction. Glamorous attire and black tie are invited for the evening’s festivities.

The Harrisburg Symphony Society (HSS) was established in 1990 as the volunteer auxiliary of the HSO. The organization promotes the growth and visibility of the orchestra through fundraising events, support of educational programs and hospitality for the musicians. Since its founding, the HSS has raised more than $2 million to directly benefit the orchestra. Membership is open to those who share a love of music and want to support the HSO.

The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra presents inspiring symphonic music, performed by its professional orchestra, along with educational programs for audiences of all ages to enrich the cultural life of Central Pennsylvania. This regional jewel of talent is made up of 75 world-class musicians and led by Tony Award-winning conductor, Stuart Malina. The HSO has been providing symphonic music for the enjoyment of the region for more than 90 years.

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Editor’s Note: Photos of the performers are available upon request.

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