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2017 Orchestra Programs Announced

Mark your calendars now for Season 22: 4-17 June 2017.  Orchestral highlights include: Berlioz: Roman Carnival (1844) Rota: Bassoon Concerto … More -->


HSMF Chorus rehearsals resume Feb 2

The Hot Springs Music Festival Chorus begin their preparations for the 2017 Season on Thursday, Feb 2, 7.30 pm, at St Luke's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, where they will preview the music for the summer performances on June 7 & 8. The major work with orchestra is the Howard Hanson Song of … More -->

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Arkansas Gives and other ways to help

Remember the Hot Springs Music Festival on April 6, 2017, 8 am to 8 pm, through Arkansas Gives, where your donation will be enhanced with bonus dollars from the Arkansas Community Foundation – the more donations, the more bonus dollars we receive. Don’t forget to register your Kroger rewards card to benefit the Hot Springs […]


James Decker, low brass

James T. Decker, Associate Professor of Trombone, holds the Master of Music Education degree from Herbert H. Lehman College, the Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, and the Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School. He has performed with a wide range of ensembles, including the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, where he served […]

Caroline Kinsey

Caroline Kinsey, horn

Caroline Kinsey a native of San Antonio, TX, is Principal Horn with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra after 11 years as Principal Horn of the Arkansas Symphony, Little Rock, AR. She received her Bachelor of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music in 1990 and her Professional Studies Certificate from the Cleveland […]

Joseph Salvalaggio

Joseph Salvalaggio

Canadian oboist, Joseph Salvalaggio began his training at the Interlochen Arts Academy and studied at McGill University, The University of Toronto, the Royal Conservatory of Music as well as a year of private study with Richard Killmer at the Eastman School funded by a career grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. He has […]