The Hot Springs/ Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild

Where fine music is a way of life!

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All Guild ticket sales are non-refundable.  If you purchased tickets to a program at the Woodlands and find you can't attend, please contact the Woodlands Ticket office so they can help match you with someone on the waiting list for tickets.  The ticket office email address is and the phone number is 501-922-4231.  If the program is not at the Woodlands, please contact Nancy Jorgensen, VP of Ticket Sales to see if we have a waiting list for the event.

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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, January 27, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 199 Barcelona Rd, HSV
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    On Saturday January 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., the Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild presents the Henderson State University Department of Music annual President’s Concert competition winners in Hot Springs Village.  The concert will take place at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Hot Springs Village (199 Barcelona Rd.).

    Tickets are free, but please register to help us plan the reception following the concert.

    The program features student soloists who were selected as winners of the annual President' Concert competition at Henderson State University.  Pictured below left to right: Raven Morris, Frednesha Whiting, Ryan Whitley, Kendall Gibson, John Platt.

    • Friday, February 09, 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Coronado Center Auditorium

    Symphony Guild members and guests are invited to a sophisticated and fun-filled evening at the Coronado Center.  The evening begins with cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. A delicious meal will be prepared by Chef Johnna, and a special musical presentation will feature Amy Lefler Williams, former guild scholarship winner.  Amy spent her high school years in HSV, and is presently a doctoral student at Indiana University in Vocal Performance. 

    Jeanne Ballard’s designs will feature the 2018 Year of the Dog, Chinese New Year theme, and cocktail hour events include a wine pull, amazing magicians, a musical minstrel, and enticing silent auction items.

    Following an elegant meal, a lucky raffle ticket will be drawn for the grand liquor basket, and Chuck Miller will tickle our fancies with grand live auction prizes.   This is an evening not to be missed! 

    All proceeds will be used for the Guild’s education mission; as Arkansas Gives donations are no longer available, this Soiree becomes vitally important in serving area students through the magic of music.

    Jackets (black tie optional) are recommended for gentlemen.

    Tickets are $50 each and are available at

    Dinner seating is at tables of 8.  If you purchase fewer than 8 tickets and would like to sit with another party in particular, please contact Nancy Jorgensen (984-2266 or

    • Sunday, February 18, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 199 Barcelona Rd, HSV
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    Join us for a piano concert by Scott Carrell.  There will be a meet and greet reception following the concert.

    Tickets are $10 and are available by registering for this event on our website. 

    About the artist.....

    Pianist SCOTT CARRELL has captivated audiences in the U.S., Europe and China with his virtuosic flair, expressive playing and informative comments, by presenting innovative programs of both classical and jazz works, including discussion of the works and the composers.

    A native of Texas, Carrell has performed numerous recitals as soloist and as collaborator, including concerto appearances with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra, the Southwestern University Orchestra, the Plainview Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra, the Little Rock Wind Symphony, and twice with the Harding University/Community Orchestra. An active chamber musician, he co-founded the Searcy Chamber Music Series and has performed on many of its concerts. He has also performed in recital and small ensembles in Florence, Italy, and Mainz, Germany. In 2014, he was invited to Guangzhou, China, to perform a concert, to give lectures, and to teach piano students in masterclasses.

    Receiving degrees from Southwestern University, the University of Illinois, and the D.M.A. from the University of North Texas, he studied with internationally-known artists Drusilla Huffmaster, Ian Hobson, and Vladimir Viardo and participated in masterclasses with Abbey Simon, Gail Delente,and Dominique Merlet. The French Piano Institute awarded him a prize for the best performance of a work by Henri Dutilleux at the 1996 FPI Festival in Paris, France. He was twice honored with the Teacher Achievement Award from Harding University, for the 20032004 and 2012-2013 academic years.

    In 2005 his compact disc “Crossings” was released, including the world premiere recording of the title work, an original composition based on a painting by an Arkansas artist. The disc "Ragtime Memories" was released in 2007. Other recent premieres of original works include a Suite for Brass Quintet (2011), Dance for Oboe and Piano (2011), and Conversation (2015) for double-reed trio. In 2016, Carrell completed the disc "Piano Works of Noël Gallon," featuring world premiere recordings of music by a Paris Conservatory professor.

    An active member of the Arkansas State Music Teachers, he has presented sessions at both regional and state conferences and served as the state coordinator for the student composition competition; he began serving as the MTNA South Central Division coordinator in 2004. His judging activities include students at all levels, from local festivals to national competitions. Currently teaching piano, piano related courses, and music theory at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, Carrell is in demand as a soloist, collaborative artist, teacher and adjudicator.

    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Woodlands Auditorium, Hot Springs Village

    The Hot Springs Village Community Foundation's 13th Annual Benefit Concert is proud to present a return performance by "The Liverpool Legends" sponsored by Ike Eisenhauer State Farm Insurance.  This Branson based act made up of 4 incredibly talented musicians hand-picked by Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison of the Beatles, will bring the complete Beatles experience to the Woodlands Auditorium on February 27th at 7:30pm. 

    Reserved seats are only $25 and may be purchased online by clicking here.  You may also purchase tickets at the Woodlands box office Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Proceeds of the concert will be added to five local endowments - including the Guild's Endowment for Music Education.

    • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Christ of the Hills Methodist Church, Hot Springs Village
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    Join us for a wonderful dinner in Christ of the Hills Fellowship Hall.  We will then retire to the sanctuary for a fantastic evening of Irving Berlin music brought to us by the same All Star Cast that brought us the Salute to Gershwin last season.

    Leading us down memory lane will be The Bob Boyd Sounds with Bob Boyd on piano, David Higginbotham on bass, Randy McDonald on drums, and Dr. Sim Flora on trombone and flute.  All four form a vocal group that has been compared to the Four Freshmen and the Modernaires.  Joining this group will be Earl Hesse on Sax and Clarinet and the popular Shirley Chauvin on vocals.  Cole Porter said, "Irving Berlin has no 'place' in American music. He IS American music!" 

    Dinner will be served at 5:30 PM and the show will begin at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $15 for the dinner and $10 for the show.  The event will be held at Christ of the Hills Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village.  We are delighted that Ike Eisenhauer Insurance Agency, Inc is our event sponsor for this wonderful evening.

    You may register and purchase tickets on our website later this year. Sales for dinner tickets end on March 17.  Tickets purchased March 13 or later will be held at the will call table at the event.  Several board members will also be selling tickets.  To purchase tickets by phone, please contact Nancy Jorgensen at 501-984-2266

    • Sunday, April 08, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Woodlands Auditorium

    After a short Guild annual meeting enjoy music brought to us by the best of our state’s talented youth. 

     The Youth Orchestra is conducted by Geoffrey Robson, Associate Conductor of the ASO. 

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

    Tickets are free and are be available online at or in person at the POA Ticket Office in the Ouachita Building at the Ponce de Leon Center.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 AM to 2 PM.

    • Sunday, May 20, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Anthony Chapel, Garvan Gardens

    The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra returns to Garvan Gardens for its sixth year!  The 2018 program will be the ASO INC III program. The concert will be held in the beautiful Anthony Chapel.  

    This concert always sells out fast, so watch your email for the reminder that tickets are available. Tickets will be available beginning February 1, 2018  by calling the Garvan Garden office at 800-366-4664 or 501-262-9300 between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays.

    $35 Members of the Guild or the Gardens | $45 Non-Members | $20 for children accompanied by an adult.  Seating is limited and tickets MUST be purchased in advance

Past events

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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Postal address:  P.O. Box 8354, Hot Springs Village, AR 71910

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