The Hot Springs/ Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild

Where fine music is a way of life!

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Upcoming events

    • Sunday, February 05, 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines, 275 Asturias Dr, HSV
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    The HS/HSV Symphony Guild is delighted to present "Neil Rutman in Concert" as part of our new Classic Series. The concert will be on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 3 pm at Presbyterian Kirk in the PInes and will be followed by a meet and greet reception. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance on the Guild website, or can be purchased at the door.

    Mr. Rutman is a renowned pianist who is currently Artist-in-Residence at the University of Central Arkansas. He has performed in over thirty countries and has appeared in many outstanding venues here in the USA including Carnegie Hall. He has distinguished himself as a top prize winner in several international competitions and has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    The concert will include the three works described below.

    Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

    The Goldberg Variations is a monumental work and one of Sebastian Bach's finest creations.  The variations are based on a beautiful Aria with which the work begins and ends, and utilize all the contrapuntal techniques brilliantly applied by Bach. Because it was written for a harpsichord with two keyboards there are occasional technical gymnastics with hands continually crossing over each other, which is necessary on the one keyboard modern piano.

    The Story of Babar the Little Elephant

    One day in 1943 in France, while Poulenc was practicing the piano at the home of his brother, his little nieces and nephews came up to the piano and said "Uncle Francis, what you are practicing is very boring. Practice this". At that point they put on the music rack the newly published children's storybook, ‘Babar the Elephant', with all of its iconic illustrations. To please his nieces and nephews Poulenc began to improvise on the photos and story, and this was the genesis of this much beloved work.

    Ballade no. 1 in g minor, Op. 23

    Chopin wrote the Ballade no. 1 op. 23 in 1835, shortly after he had arrived in Paris. While the Ballades are pure music without any programmatic illusions they are also loosely inspired by four poems by Adam Mickiewic. The poem which is associated with the Ballade no. 1 tells of a Lithuanian nobleman recounting a sad story of travels and victories in military battles. At the end of the story he twice challenges his invited guests to defy him, and if they do so they will suffer the same fate as his vanquished enemies in battle.  The music of Chopin is only loosely connected with this story of Mickiewicz and covers a wide variety of emotions from the tragic, the agitated, the romantic, to the virtuosic.

    • Friday, March 03, 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • Christ of the Hills Methodist Church, Hot Springs Village
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    Join us in the Christ of the Hills Fellowship Hall for a wonderful dinner catered by Clampits Country Kitchen.  We will then retire to the sanctuary for a fantastic evening of the Village Big Band playing Basie music and perhaps some other swing/jazz pieces. Dinner starts at 6 pm followed by the show at 7 pm.

    Combination dinner and show tickets are $25 and show only tickets are $15.  You may register (purchase tickets) on our website beginning December 4, 2022. Your email confirmation will be your ticket to the event. 

    • 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.     

Past events

Sunday, December 04, 2022 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra "Christmas in the Village"
Sunday, November 13, 2022 Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Arts Series Vocal Recital
Thursday, November 03, 2022 A Night in the Aegean
Thursday, October 06, 2022 The Dallas Brass
Sunday, September 11, 2022 Violin Virtuosos
Sunday, August 28, 2022 USAF Band of Mid-America's Midwest Winds in Concert
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Second Annual Lakeside Beach Party
Sunday, April 24, 2022 ASO Youth Orchestras in Concert and Guild Annual Meeting
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 ASO Children's Concert
Thursday, February 24, 2022 BRAVO Amici
Sunday, December 05, 2021 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra "Christmas in the Village"
Sunday, December 05, 2021 Food Drive for our Local Area Schools
Sunday, November 14, 2021 Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Arts Series Piano/Flute Recital
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 HSVCF Presents "The Boys of D63"
Friday, May 14, 2021 Lakeside Beach Party
Monday, March 01, 2021 Virtual Concert Date TBD: Henderson State President's Music Award Winners in Concert
Thursday, December 10, 2020 "Christmas in the Village" Virtual Food Drive for Local Schools
Saturday, May 16, 2020 HSV 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner - CANCELLED
Saturday, April 25, 2020 Guild Annual Meeting and Member Thank You - CANCELLED
Sunday, March 29, 2020 242 Strings In Concert - POSTPONED
Saturday, February 01, 2020 Henderson State President's Music Award Winners in Concert
Sunday, January 12, 2020 The Elgar Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op 82
Sunday, November 24, 2019 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra "Christmas in the Village"
Friday, October 25, 2019 Riser Lincoln 2019 Harmony of Homes Tour and Luncheon
Thursday, October 10, 2019 ABBAFAB - The Premier ABBA Experience
Saturday, May 04, 2019 ASO Youth Orchestras in Concert and Guild Annual Meeting
Saturday, April 27, 2019 The Gatsby Gala
Thursday, March 07, 2019 The Acousticatz - Blue Grass and More
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 HSVCF Presents "Rocket Man"
Sunday, February 17, 2019 Piano Artistry of Nataliya Sukhina
Saturday, January 26, 2019 Henderson State President's Music Award Winners in Concert
Sunday, December 02, 2018 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra "Christmas in the Village"
Thursday, October 11, 2018 The Diamonds - "Jukebox Broadway"
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 Henderson-Hebei International Music Festival
Sunday, May 20, 2018 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra at Garvan Gardens
Sunday, April 08, 2018 ASO Youth Orchestras in Concert and Guild Annual Meeting
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Best of Berlin, A Tribute to an American Legend
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 HSVCF Presents "The Legends of Liverpool"
Sunday, February 18, 2018 Piano Artistry of Scott Carrell
Friday, February 09, 2018 A Magical Evening
Saturday, January 27, 2018 Henderson State President's Music Award Winners in Concert
Sunday, December 03, 2017 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra "Christmas in the Village"
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Bee Gees Gold Tribute
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Wild Apricot Training
Sunday, April 30, 2017 ASO Youth Orchestra Performance and Guild Annual Meeting
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Senior Prom 2017 Dinner and Dance
Thursday, April 06, 2017 ArkansasGives
Sunday, March 26, 2017 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra at Garvan Gardens
Thursday, March 23, 2017 How Music Works
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Salute to Gershwin
Sunday, January 29, 2017 Henderson State President's Music Award Winners in Concert
Friday, January 13, 2017 A Night in Monte Carlo
Sunday, December 04, 2016 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra "Christmas in the Village"
Saturday, October 22, 2016 Club Corp Charity Classic - Dinner at Diamante Country Club
Saturday, October 01, 2016 The Diamonds
Sunday, May 01, 2016 ASO Youth and Academy Orchestras Performance and Guild Annual Meeting
Sunday, April 24, 2016 Seasons of Song -- Music of Life, Love, and Laughter
Sunday, March 20, 2016 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra at Garvan Gardens
Sunday, February 21, 2016 Taitiana Roitman Mann Performing at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Valentine Dinner Dance
Sunday, January 31, 2016 Henderson State President's Music Award Winners in Concert
Sunday, December 06, 2015 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra "Christmas in the Village"
Thursday, November 12, 2015 Symphony Guild Soiree - A Date with Cole Porter
Saturday, November 07, 2015 Dinner at Diamante
Saturday, November 07, 2015 Duplicate and Social Bridge Tournament
Thursday, October 22, 2015 ASO Children's Concert
Saturday, October 03, 2015 HSV Arts Council Showcase of the Arts
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Thank You for the Music - A Tribute to ABBA and More!

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

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