Celebrating Mark Ayers

As some of you know, Mark Ayers, one of our HSMF Board members, and a beloved local musician, died unexpectedly last November.  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 Scholarship Fund, to cover fees of a […]

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 […]

Arkansas Gives: Bravo!

Thank you to all who so generously supported us on Arkansas Gives day, April 6.  With the bonus dollars and matching funds, we will receive nearly $20,000.  During the Festival itself, there will be additional opportunities to help the Hot Springs Music Festival continue to do its important work.  Your gifts not only make a […]