2018 Orchestral Repertoire Announced

Maestro Stefan Sanders has selected the major orchestral repertoire for 2018: Gustav Holst: The Planets John Williams: Music from Star Wars: Main Title & Cantina Band “Harry’s Wondrous World” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan (with chorus) Nino Rota: Waltz & Love Theme from The Godfather Verdi: The Anvil Chorus from Il Torvatore Leonard […]

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 […]