Announcing the Symphony of the Hills 2016-2017 Season

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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.

Symphony of the Hills 2017-2018 Season Concerts

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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 OvertureJohn Williams
Violin Concerto in D MajorErich Wolfgang Korngold
Grand Canyon SuiteFerdinand Rudolph von Grofé

Concert 2 “Gloria”
Celestial Holiday Music
 December 7, 2017     7:30 PM

Christmas FestivalLeroy Anderson
GloriaJohn Milford Rutter
Music from Handel’s MessiahGeorg Friedrich Händel
Polonaise from Christmas Eve SuiteNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
American Spiritual Festivalarr: Steven L. Rosenhaus
HamabdilGranville Ransome Bantock
Hava Nagilaharr: Kreger
A Holly Jolly Sing-AlongJames Stephenson

Concert 3 “The Magic of Disney”
Music from the Magic Kingdom
January 6, 2018     7:30 PM

Pomp and Circumstance – Edward Elgar 
 Disney Magic – Arr. Lowden
A Disney Supertime – Arr. Lowden 
(including music from Mary Poppins)
 A Disney Adventure Arr. Sayre
Symphony No. 5, First Movement – Ludwig van Beethoven 
Music from Fantasia – 
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Dukas 
Night on Bald Mountain – Mussorgsky 
 Dance of the Hours from La Giaconda – Ponchielli

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
Operates Sustainably

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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Symphony of the Hills Association, Inc.
Margie Schwartz, Administration
PO Box 294703
Kerrville, TX 78029-4703
(830) 792-7469