March 20, 2024

Sounds of the Sea

The concert on Saturday, November 2, 2024, 7:30 p.m. at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Hope College will feature the return to Holland of another of our favorite artists, Andrew Le, pianist performing Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major with Johannes Müller Stosch, Music Director and Conductor conducting. The major work will be Debussy's La Mer.
January 26, 2024

Romantic Rachmaninoff

Concert Sponsor: George and Sibilla Boerigter. Named for the Rachmaninoff Second Symphony, the concert will be Saturday, April 26, 2025, 7:30 p.m. at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Hope College. Johannes Müller Stosch, will conduct the final concert of the 24-25 season and young cellist, Cameron Renshaw, will perform the Bruch Kol Nidre.
January 14, 2024

An American in Paris

Concert Sponsor: In memory of Floyd Farmer. An American in Paris, opening concert of the 24-25 season, will be held Saturday, September 14, 2024, 7:30 p.m. Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Hope College, Johannes Müller Stosch, Music Director. Huw Lewis, one of our favorite guest artists, will perform Barber's Toccata Festiva for Organ and Orchestra.
December 29, 2023

HSO & Social Justice

HSO Social Justice by Shandra Martinez We usually don’t think of music when it comes to social justice issues, but social transformation often begins with the […]
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.