Announcing the Symphony of the Hills 2016-2017 Season
SYMPHONY OF THE HILLS
Now in its 17th season, the Symphony of the Hills truly lives up to its name, as the orchestra creates the harmonies that flow from…through…and for…all lovers of music in the Texas Hill Country.
Our MISSION is to provide inspiring and enriching symphonic music to audiences throughout the Texas Hill Country, with an emphasis on expanding music appreciation and developing the musical talents of young people throughout the community.
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Symphony of the HIlls
Concert 1 “Wild Wild West”
Celebrating America’s Frontier
October 12, 2017 7:30 PM
The Cowboys Overture – John Williams
Violin Concerto in D Major – Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Grand Canyon Suite – Ferdinand Rudolph von Grofé
Concert 2 “Gloria”
Celestial Holiday Music
December 7, 2017 7:30 PM
Christmas Festival – Leroy Anderson
Gloria – John Milford Rutter
Music from Handel’s Messiah – Georg Friedrich Händel
Polonaise from Christmas Eve Suite – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
American Spiritual Festival – arr: Steven L. Rosenhaus
Hamabdil – Granville Ransome Bantock
Hava Nagilah – arr: Kreger
A Holly Jolly Sing-Along – James Stephenson
Concert 3 “The Magic of Disney”
Music from the Magic Kingdom
January 6, 2018 7:30 PM
Concert 4 “Old, New, Borrowed, Blue”
A Cool Musical Blend – Featuring the Hill Country Youth Orchestra
February 22, 2018 7:30 PM
Hill Country Youth Orchestra, Guest Artists
Rhapsody in Blue – George Gershwin
Naoko Takao, guest piano soloist
Pictures at an Exhibition – Modest Mussorgsky
Concert 5 “Strike Up the Band”
The Symphony on Parade
April 26, 2018 7:30 PM
Strike Up the Band Overture – George Gershwin
Suite from Karelia – Jean Sibelius
Trumpeter’s Lullaby – Leroy Anderson
George Eychner, Soloist
Circus Polka: for a Young Elephant – Igor Stavinsky
The Irish Dragoon, Circus Galop – John Phillip Sousa
Marche Slave – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Seventy Six Trombones, from The Music Man – Meredith Willson
Bugler’s Holiday – Leroy Anderson
A Salute to the Big Bands – Calvin Custer, arr.
Festive Overture – Dmitri Shostakovich
The Symphony of the Hills Board of Directors says “THANK YOU” to all of our Patrons, Donors, Business Sponsors, as well as Foundations and both Private and Public Sector Grantors for your generous ongoing support of our mission and performances. Patron Tickets and Donations provided 60% of last season’s funding; other Ticket Sales provided 23%; with Sponsorships, Grants, and Ads providing the remaining 17% of last season’s funding.
We are especially appreciative of our family of Patrons, Donors, Grantors and Business Sponsors. You provide our Symphony with the support necessary to continue performing symphonic music for Hill Country audiences while developing the musical talents of people throughout the community.
The orchestra is operated by the Symphony of the Hills Association, a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.
Photographs by Jeffrey Sirianni, Aaron Yates and Jim Adams, unless otherwise noted.
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