The Re-entry Music Salon Concert Series

It’s been a long time since those of us who love live music have heard any!  As a part of Susquehanna Art Museum’s Creating Joy exhibition, we’re bringing socially distanced performances to you on a pay-what-you-wish basis on select Wednesday evenings for the rest of this summer. Each performance is limited to 25 guests on a first-reserved basis.  All guests attending must wear masks.  As admission is Pay-What-You-Wish, there is no ticket purchase necessary, but prior registration is mandatory.  RSVP here. 

Wednesday, July 22 at 6  Connor Rohrer is a young composer and improvisational musician, a student at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.  

Wednesday, July 29 at 6   Ralph Vartan, piano; Blake Espy, violin; Tom Kraines, cello performing Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major

Wednesday, August 26 at 6  House Pianist Ralph Diekemper, piano; Sterling Green, Jr., percussion

Wednesday, September 9 at 6  Steve Rudolph, piano; Steve Meashey, bass

The Re-Entry Series is generously sponsored by Faulkner Subaru. 


Dance Performance – Rasika School of Dance

This event has been cancelled. In the meantime, we have TWO wonderful performances that we invite you to enjoy virtually! Click here to view these dance pieces.


Negro League History Discussion

This event has been postponed. Check back soon for the newly rescheduled date. Ted Knorr and Calobe Jackson, Jr. will lead a discussion on the history of Negro League baseball in Harrisburg during June’s Third in the Burg. This program corresponds with Separate and Unequaled: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Negro League, currently on view in the Pollock Foundation Education Center Gallery. 

Ted Knorr is a retired Commonwealth employee and baseball historian who has led educational programs about the history of the Negro League for the past thirty-five years. Knorr founded a national Negro League history conference that meets for the 21st time this year in Birmingham, Alabama. He was instrumental the fundraising and research to support the development of a PA Historic Marker honoring the Harrisburg Giants and a memorial in Midland Cemetery honoring Steelton native Rap Dixon.


Night At the Museum

Saturday September 26, 6:00pm Join us for a fun-filled evening in the Lehr Gallery themed around a famous artist!  Proceeds support the Museum’s educational programs.

Building upon last year’s wildly successful Picasso-themed affair, the Susquehanna Art Museum’s A Night at the Museum will again feature food and fun related to a famous artist. Please join us for a delightful evening of cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, live music by the Keating Jazz Orchestra, and your chance to help create an artistic masterpiece. Catering by JDK. Valet parking available. Your presence and participation will support the Museum’s educational programs for schools and engaging art exhibitions for the community. Find more information about this event here!


Third in the Burg

Please check the Events Calendar for COVID-related Third in the Burg cancellations. Each third Friday of the month the Susquehanna Art Museum is open free of admission from 5:00 – 8:00pm thanks to the sponsorship of Messiah College. Visit our rotating exhibitions on view in four galleries, or browse the gift shop. Meet friends or stop in on your way to a movie or dinner in Midtown! 3rd in the Burg is the perfect opportunity to take a fresh look at art, and begin a dialog about it with a friend or fellow visitor. House Pianist Ralph Diekemper performs from 6:00 – 8:00pm.  Click here to visit Ralph Diekemper’s website.



July 1, 2020: SAM’s House Pianist Raph Diekemper was featured on WITF Music alongside drummer Ray Wright. Read the interview and watch the performance here!