December 28, 2023

Link Up – The Orchestra Moves

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.
December 28, 2023

HSYO Spring Concert

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.
December 26, 2023

Young Artists Competition Public Recital

**Rescheduled! Please note the new date!** On January 27, 2024, at 1:00 PM, witness the musical brilliance of eleven high school students competing in the Holland Symphony Orchestra’s Norbert Mueller Young Artist Competition/Recital. Admission is free. In a recital format, audience members can enjoy the students' accomplished performances. Judges will select three winners, awarding prizes from $500 to $150. The competition, a unique showcase of young talent from various schools playing diverse instruments, is underwritten by an endowment from the legacy of Norbert Mueller, a former Chicago Symphony violinist and advocate for young musicians. The Holland Symphony Orchestra proudly honors Mueller's legacy with this special event.
December 7, 2023

Big Read goes on musical tour for preschoolers

Thanks to the Lakeshore West Michigan and Shandra Martinez for this great article! This month marked the 10th anniversary of the NEA Big Read at Hope […]
November 8, 2023

Celebrate the Season

HSO presents two traditional holiday concerts of seasonal classics and carols as we celebrate the season. Local favorites Steve & Allison Martin join HSO to share their gifts with us.
October 31, 2023

HSYO Fall Concert

Join us as we celebrate the hard work of the many students involved in the Holland Symphony Youth Orchestra program. They will present a concert of the music they have been working on. Don't miss it!
July 3, 2023

Celebrate the Season

HSO presents two traditional holiday concerts of seasonal classics and carols as we celebrate the season. Local favorites Steve & Allison Martin join HSO to share their gifts with us.
April 19, 2023

Night at the Opera

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!
April 19, 2023

Surprise Symphony

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.