Events for March 24 - September 30, 2023

Surprise Symphony

Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at Hope College 221 Columbia Ave., Holland, MI, 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.


Link Up – The Orchestra Moves

Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at Hope College 221 Columbia Ave., Holland, MI, 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.

HSYO Spring Concert

DeWitt Auditorium, Zeeland East High School 3333 96th Ave., Zeeland

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

Night at the Opera

Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at Hope College 221 Columbia Ave., Holland, MI, 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!


Pops at the Pier: Broadway Our Way

Eldean's Boat Shed 2150 S. Shore Drive, Holland, United States

Concert Sponsor: University of Michigan Health - West. Pops at the Pier will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2024, Eldean Boat Shed #3. Singers, Lisa Vroman & Doug LaBrecque, will delight you singing Broadway favorites. Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra performs at 6:00pm. The concert with Holland Symphony Orchestra & soloists starts at 7:00 p.m.


Community Concert: Music Unites Us – Brazil!

Kollen Park Henry VanderLinde Bandshell 240 Kollen Park Dr., Holland, MI, United States

Concert Sponsors: Corewell Health, Macatawa Area Coordinating Council & Gentex. Free Community Concert: Music Unites Us - Brazil! Saturday, August 10, 2024, 7:00 p.m. Henry P. VanderLinde Bandshell, Kollen Park, Choro das 3, guest artists Christopher Fashun, guest conductor.