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2018 Orchestral Repertoire Announced

Maestro Stefan Sanders has selected the major orchestral repertoire for 2018: Gustav Holst: The Planets John Williams: Music from Star … More -->

Stefan Sanders to serve as 2018 Principal Conductor

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Stefan Sanders as the Principal Conductor for the 2018 Hot Springs Music Festival.  Peter Bay is taking a sabbatical next year in order to fulfill a 40 year dream of conducting a full production of Leonard Bernstein's Mass, which will take place in … More -->

News of Note

New ASMSA Dormitory

Celebrating our Partners: ASMSA

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 the same level of care and concern as […]

Celebrating our Partners: Piano Kraft

Piano Kraft, in Little Rock AR, is committed to improving lives through the art of music. Because they understand people’s lives are enriched by music, Piano Kraft generously provides superb concert and rehearsal instruments to the Hot Springs Music Festival each year. Visit their store at 1222 S Main St, Little Rock AR 72202 or […]

Celebrating our Partners: Oaklawn School

Our full symphony orchestra concerts would not be possible without the generous cooperation of the staff of Oaklawn Magnet School for Visual and Performing Arts, part of the Hot Springs School District, who provide their auditorium for all our orchestral rehearsals and performances.  To learn more about this remarkable school and this progressive school district, […]

Festival Friends

The Hot Springs Music Festival is most grateful to all who  open their doors for our open rehearsals and chamber concerts.  Our 2017 hosts are: the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, First Presbyterian Church, St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Emergent Arts, The Springs Hotel, St Mary’s of the Springs Roman Catholic Church, Justus Fine Art Gallery, and […]

Feed the Festival

Season 23, 3-16 June, 2018, will feature music to delight audiences of all ages.  Your continued support, whether financial, as a valued volunteer, or as an enthusiastic audience member, helped to make the 2017 Season a musical triumph. As we explore dynamic new opportunities, we hope you will give thoughtful consideration to becoming a Sustaining […]