2019 - 2020 Season Subscription Series
Thursday - October 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
The Symphony opens the Season with a suite of international composers, presenting exquisite music selections and a guest soloist!
- The Firebird, a ballet by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky was first performed in Paris on June 25, 1910.
- Ancient Airs and Dances, a set of orchestral suites by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi.
- Le Tombeau de Couperin by French composer Maurice Ravel pays homage to the Baroque tradition of François Couperin
- The Concerto de Aranjuez, a guitar concerto by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo was written in 1939, successfully establishing Rodrigo as one of the most significant Spanish composers of the 20th century. Guest soloist Howard Glanton (photo)
Thursday - December 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Christmas Tradition! The Symphony eagerly anticipates the Christmas concert and we are thrilled to share the stage with area high school choirs:
The Hutchinson High School Expressives
The Nickerson High School Madrigals
The Sterling High School Choir
The choirs will be performing Christmas and other orchestral favorites. Plan to enjoy their musical gifts as these talented artists present and unwrap them for your delight!
Sunday - February 23, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Always a delight, Anderson Concerto Competition winners on stage with the Symphony plus a Stage 9 Revue that will thrill! Add to that two challenging pieces inspired by love.
- Felix Mendelssohn's concert overture The Hebrides was first composed in 1830. Some consider it an early tone poem it was inspired by one of Mendelssohn's trips to the British Isles, the Scottish island of Staffa, with its basalt sea cave known as Fingal's Cave.
- Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, written as a ballet with music by Richard Rodgers and choreography by George Balanchine, the orchestra will present a fascinating tale of love and murder.
- Anderson Concerto Award Winners will present their selections, always a standing ovation for these young performers.
- A lovely Stage 9 Revue featuring the best of romantic music theatre in song performed by Stage 9 actors and actresses.
Thursday - April 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING
CANCELLATION OF APRIL 19, 2020 CONCERT:
We are saddened by the need to announce the cancellation of the Hutchinson Symphony final concert of the 2019-2020 Season, previously scheduled on April 19th, 2020. This is due to heightened health concerns related to COVID-19, directives from state and local officials for gatherings of 50 or fewer people at the time of this writing and, our concern for our patrons and for our musicians.
For your season finale, we are thrilled to feature some our best local talent as Dr. Schroeder thrills us with his passion and talent on jazz trumpet, and welcoming Badinage to the stage is always a treat. Round that out with American composers Barber and Copeland!
- American Composer Samuel Barber's First Essay for Orchestra
- The beloved Appalachian Spring composed by Aaron Copland premiered in 1944 and has achieved widespread and enduring popularity as an orchestral suite.
- Allan Gilliland, a contemporary Canadian composer wrote A Jazz Concerto for Trumpet in Dreaming of the Masters III. The Symphony is thrilled to feature the incredibly talented Dr. Nick Schroeder on Trumpet for this presentation.
- The Hutchinson Community College nationally acclaimed and award-winning jazz vocal group Badinage will delight us, performing under the direction of Neal Allsup.