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The Gift of Music

As we enter the holiday season, please remember the Hot Springs Music Festival as you shop at Amazon (smile, and support InterArts, Inc. and if you have a Kroger card (, they, too will donate to InterArts, Inc with each purchase. You may also wish to give the gift of music …

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Magnum Opus Book Club December Encore

Join us on Monday, December 2, 6.30 pm at In The Raw for the next meeting of Magnum Opus, the Hot Springs Music Festival Book Club.  Our next book will be Songs of America by Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw.  Other books under consideration will be announced soon.  All are welcome! In the Raw is …

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2020 Major Orchestra Repertoire Announced

Artistic Director Sameer Patel has selected music for our 25th Season to delight audiences of all ages. Some of the highlights include: Arkansas Native Jeremy Crosmer - Ozark Traveler Aaron Copland - The Promise of Living, from The Tenderland, for chorus and orchestra Ludwig van …

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News of Note

New ASMSA Dormitory

Festival Partners

The presentation of the Hot Springs Music Festival would not be possible without the gracious assistance of the Arkansas School for Math, Sciences, and the Arts.  Their beautiful Student Center is the home base for our Mentors and Apprentices during the Festival and their expert staff offer the same …

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Mark Ayers Scholarship Fund

As some of you know, Mark Ayers, one of our HSMF Board members, and a beloved local musician, died unexpectedly in 2017.  His amazing talent was exceeded only the the generosity of his spirit.  In celebration of his life, the Hot Springs Music Festival Board established the Mark Ayers Scholarship …

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Welcome Sameer Patel, HSMF Artistic Director

The Hot Springs Music Festival is pleased to announce the appointment of Maestro Sameer Patel as the 2020 Hot Springs Music Festival. Internationally recognized for his deep musicianship and passionate communication, Sameer Patel is one of America's most exciting young conductors. In the …

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