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Kate Hamilton, viola

Kate Hamilton joins us for the 2019 Season as our Viola Mentor. She serves as Assistant Professor of Viola at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), has been described by critics as displaying “hot viola playing, she uses her bow to draw out a rich stew of colors..... and has a sound like …

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2019 Orchestral Repertoire Announced

HECTOR BERLIOZ                          La damnation de Faust: Three Excerpts (1845-6) LILI BOULANGER                            D’un matin de printemps (1918) PAUL DUKAS-Miller                         Villanelle (1906) , Caroline Kinsey, horn CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS                Symphony No. …

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Phillip Schroeder, 2019 Featured Composer

We are delighted to announce that Dr Phillip Schroeder will be a featured Composer for 2019 and his double reed quartet, Reminiscence, will be performed during the 2019 Festival.  This particular work will be presented in memory of Dr Jim Flowers, who not only played the oboe magnificently, built …

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News of Note

New ASMSA Dormitory

Festival Partners: ASMSA & Oaklawn Magnet School

The presentation of the Hot Springs Music Festival would not be possible without the gracious assistance of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, 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 …

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Celebrating Mark Ayers

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

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