2018 Orchestra Concert Dates

More details to follow: First Orchestra Concert, Thursday, June 7, 7.30 pm: John Williams:  Music from Star Wars: Main Title & Cantina Band Gustav Holst: The Planets (with chorus) Second Orchestra Concert, Tuesday, June 12, 7.30 pm: Victor Young:  Overture to Around the World in 80 Days John Williams:  “Harry’s Wondrous World” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Hymn […]

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 Austin, Texas.  The final preparation […]

Maria Flurry, percussion, week 2

Joining us for the second week of the Festival is Maria Flurry, who will take over from Matt McClung as our Percussion Mentor. A versatile percussionist and marimba soloist, Maria Flurry treats audiences to a blend of consummate musicianship and captivating performance style.  Ms. Flurry is an award-winning concerto performer and juried Roster Member of […]

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 […]