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HSO's CEO, Kay Walvoord is retiring after decades of service. Learn more about the job posting and Kay's many years of service.


March 2024
Mar 09
Mar 09, 2024
Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at Hope College, 221 Columbia Ave.
Holland, MI 49423 United States

This concert showcases a diverse selection of pieces, opening with Frederick Delius's enchanting Two Pieces for Small Orchestra, featuring the evocative "On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring" and the serene "Summer Night on the River." William Grant Still's Danzas de Panama follows, offering a rhythmic journey through various Panamanian dances. The Oboe Concerto, Op. 45 by Eugene Goosens, features the skillful performance of Sarah Southard on the oboe. After the intermission, the audience will be treated to Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 94 in G Major, "Surprise," exploring a range of emotions through its dynamic movements. Overall, the concert provides a rich tapestry of musical styles and moods, captivating the audience with each composition.

Mar 11
Mar 11, 2024
Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at Hope College, 221 Columbia Ave.
Holland, MI 49423 United States

Link Up Concerts are not open to the public but are produced free for the greater Holland area fourth grade students and their teachers as a culmination event with Holland Symphony. Students perform the music and skills they have learned throughout the year. Link Up, a program by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, collaborates with local orchestras, schools, and communities in a year-long curriculum that explores orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills. Students, primarily fourth-graders, learn singing, recorder playing, listening skills, and gain knowledge about the orchestra and instrument families, along with engaging in creative work and composition.

Mar 24
Mar 24, 2024
DeWitt Auditorium, Zeeland East High School, 3333 96th Ave.
Zeeland, 49464

Join us for the spring concert of the Holland Symphony Youth Orchestras. Tickets are only sold at the door. There are three levels of experience in HSYO: Holland Area Youth Orchestra is a full orchestra of high school age, Holland Area Chamber Strings is a middle school string orchestra, and Holland Area Junior Strings is a beginning string orchestra. The Holland Symphony Youth Orchestras aim to foster a culture of excellence, providing students with opportunities for growth in musicianship through individual and ensemble practice. The objectives include exploring diverse musical styles, enhancing aesthetic awareness through the performance of standard orchestral repertoire, building self-discipline, promoting a commitment to excellence, and strengthening connections with the broader Holland community and schools through music outreach.

$5 – $10
April 2024
Apr 27
Apr 27, 2024
Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at Hope College, 221 Columbia Ave.
Holland, MI 49423 United States

Celebrate the culmination of the HSO's concert season with beautiful, operatic music from the Four Last Songs of Strauss bookended with two preludes: Die Meistersinger and Carmen...there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy!


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Five groups selected to perform with the HSO

a collaboration between HSO and the Holland community, don't miss this chance to celebrate and spotlight the diverse musical cultures in our area.

HSO Thanks our Foundation, Individual & Corporate Sponsors!

Barnabas Foundation
Stuart & Barbara Padnos Foundation
Louis & Helen Padnos Foundation
John & Judy Spoelhof Foundation
Samuel L. Westerman Foundation

George & Sibilla Boerigter
Jim & Donna Brooks
Floyd & Karen Farmer
Jim and Sheryl Jurries
John & Ann Query
Camy Thompson Memorial