Archives for November 2011

Jenny Mann, bassoon

Jenny Mann is Assistant Professor of Bassoon at The University of Alabama.  She is also Principal Bassoonist with the Tuscaloosa Symphony and an active performer in regional orchestras and chamber ensembles.  In addition to her teaching, Dr. Mann coordinates the thriving Chamber Music Program at The University of Alabama, which incorporates extensive educational outreach experiences. […]

Holiday Special!

Give the gift of Music this Holiday Season! Buy two Season XVII Festival Passes (2012) for only $240 and receive a Hot Springs Music Festival CD of your choice.  (a $260 value!) Call 501.623.4763 or click below to order today! Choose your CD Jazz Nocturne Gottschalk Complete Orch Works Jerome Moross Lambert Dede Gottschalk A […]

Hot Springs Music Festival CD Recordings

The Hot Springs Music Festival has recorded 6 CDs which are now available worldwide on the NAXOS American Classics Label. CDs may be purchased at Music Festival concerts, through,, major record stores, or by contacting our office at 501.623.4763. For more information about the recordings, visit the “Recordings” category on our website! she […]

Jazz Nocturne – American Concertos of the Jazz Age

Jazz Nocturne: American Concertos of the Jazz Age Yamekraw: A Negro Rhapsody, orchestrated by William Grant Still James P. Johnson, a highly influential African-American jazz pianist who also wrote popular songs and composed classical works, was the founder of the stride piano idiom, a crucial figure in the transition from ragtime to jazz. Growing up […]

Louis Moreau Gottschalk – Complete Works for Orchestra

Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869) Complete Works for Orchestra Known to his New Orleans friends as the “Chopin of the Creoles”, Louis Moreau Gottschalk might also be called “the Crescent City ‘s Schubert”. Like Schubert, Gottschalk composed lyrical works for piano and understood every subtlety of the human voice. Like Schubert, too, he succeeded in taking […]

Jerome Moross

Jerome Moross (1913-1983) Frankie and Johnny • Those Everlasting Blues • Willie the Weeper A native New Yorker, Jerome Moross began piano lessons at the age of five and was composing by the time he was eight. In a feat of musical and logistical virtuosity, he held a Juilliard School of Music conducting fellowship while […]