The Hot Springs/ Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild

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  • ASO Youth Orchestras in Concert and Guild Annual Meeting

ASO Youth Orchestras in Concert and Guild Annual Meeting

  • Sunday, April 23, 2023
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Woodlands Auditorium, Hot Springs Village

After a short Guild annual meeting enjoy music brought to us by the best of our state’s talented youth. The concert is free to attend. If you are coming from outside of Hot Springs Village, please click here for a letter allowing entry through either the East or West Gates.

Both the Academy and Youth Orchestras will be performing.  Tom McDonald is a violinist with the ASO and conducts the Academy Orchestra. The Academy Orchestra is the intermediate level ensemble with a full complement of strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Entrance is by audition only. String players must demonstrate facility above 1st position and in keys up to 4 sharps and 4 flats. Woodwind and Brass players must be at the level to make All-Region Band and Orchestra.

The Youth Orchestra is conducted by Gabriel Bruce. Mr Bruce currently serves as orchestra director at Mills University Studies High School and Mills Middle School in Pulaski County, and has previously taught orchestra in the Pine Bluff schools in Arkansas, where he also served as music director of the Pine Bluff Symphony Youth Orchestra.

 The Youth Orchestra consists of the most advanced string, woodwind, brass and percussion players from around the state. Entrance is by audition only and for those whose audition demonstrates familiarity with advanced techniques, in order to perform the standard orchestra repertoire.  Musicians in this group consistently place at the top of the All-State Band and Orchestra Competition and are leaders in their schools and communities.

Please join us for this delightful afternoon of beautiful music at the Woodlands Auditorium.     

The Hot Springs/ Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild is a  501c(3) non-profit charitable, education, and cultural organization.

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