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We are currently not scheduling performances due to the COVID-19 virus,

but we will as soon as the “stay at home” order has been lifted.

Stay tuned, Stay Safe, and thank you for your support.

 

 

 

May 17, 2020 is the Wednesday Club's 138th birthday!  

 

The stage was set for the Wednesday Club in the late 1870s by some activist ladies in Harrisburg who were hearing of preparations for an opera house (The Met) in NYC, and the formation of the Boston Symphony and other music organizations in Oregon, Maine, Boston, and PA.  They wanted to share this awakening to the "finer things of life" in the Harrisburg community.  So, the first meeting was held in the fall of 1881 at the home of Miss Mira Lloyd Dock on North Front Street.  On May 17, 1882, the first regular meeting of this music club took place at Miss Dock's home.  

 

Thus began the amazing life of one, if not the only, continuously operating music club in the entire world!

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WEDNESDAY CLUB and its thousands upon thousands of performers and audiences for these past 138 years!

 

 

 

 

Saturday-Monday, May 23-25 Hopefully..., Annual Memorial Weekend Artsfest Concert Series at Art Association of Harrisburg.  Saturday, noon (Among performers:  Christyan Seay, tenor; Beth Greenberg/Paul Wegman, duo guitarists) and 3 PM, Cumberland Clarinet Quartet; Sunday 2 PM and 4 PM (students in Roger Lentz Vocal Studio); Monday, 2 PM.  Plan ahead:  last year: standing room only at all concerts.  Seating for 55.   Donations at door.

 

 

More information:  wednesdayclub.org

Facebook.com/wedsclub and 717-571-5189

 

 

 

 

 

 

 DONATIONS AT THE DOOR. FOR MORE INFORMATION:

www.wednesdayclub.org,

or on Facebook

Phone: 717-571-5189

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Wednesday Club for the Performing Arts, the oldest music organization in the United States, was organized on May 17, 1882 and incorporated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes in 1915. In May, 2019, this unique organization will celebrate 137 continuous years of showcasing its performing members in recitals and its 131st season of presenting renowned artists on a concert subscription series, a series presented at the Forum Auditorium in Harrisburg beginning in  1931 and currently at other venues throughout Central PA.  In addition to its Touring Artist and Performing Member concert series, The Emerging Artist Concert Series, featuring young musicians who are starting their professional performance careers, was initiated in 2010.  Categories of auditioned memberships include Young Concert Artists, Collegiate Concert Artists, Resident Professional Concert Artists, and Ensemble Artists.  Supporting memberships include Past Performing Member and Patron Member categories.   The Wednesday Club’s mission has remained intact since 1882:  to promote and support the performance of classical music by outstanding musicians of all ages and to make classical music accessible to people of all walks of life.  Each season, 12-15 concerts are presented throughout the region. 

For more information:  717-571-5189 and FaceBook.  

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   The Wednesday Club
   P.O. Box 524
   Camp Hill, PA 17001
  
717-234-4856 or 717-571-5189
   wednesdayclub@aol.com
  
   Norma Swain, Executive Director
   Paul G. Fierro, Board President