SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: MOZART FEST AND GALA

EMANUEL AX IN CONCERT

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017   7:30 PM

John Morris Russell, Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano

MOZART         Piano Concerto No. 19
MOZART         Piano Concerto No. 27 


 

CINEMATIC CLASSICS

OCTOBER 22, 2017    5:00 PM
OCTOBER 23, 2017    8:00 PM

John Morris Russell, Conductor
Paul Huang, Violin

HERRMANN              North by Northwest Overture
KORNGOLD              Violin Concerto
WILLIAMS                 Jurassic Park: Main Theme
Harry Potter Suite
Schindler’s List: Main Theme
The Force Awakens: Jedi Steps and Finale


 

JOY TO THE WORLD!

December, 3, 2017     5:00 PM
December, 4, 2017     8:00 PM

John Morris Russell, Conductor

Phoebe Liu, Violin, 2017 First Prize Winner, HHSO Youth Concerto Competition
Hilton Head Island High School Chorus
Hilton Head Dance Theatre
Savannah Children’s Choir

A Holiday Spectacular!  Ring in the Season with John Morris Russell’s festive holiday music, featuring all our favorite guest soloists. This beloved event is a must!


LOVE IN THE TIME OF WAR

JANUARY 14, 2018     5:00 PM
JANUARY 15, 2018     8:00 PM

John Morris Russell, Conductor
Sterling Elliott, cello

VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS          Symphony No. 5
HAYDN                                   Cello Concerto No. 1
GRIFFES                                 The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan


 

BEETHOVEN’S EROICA

FEBRUARY 11, 2018    5:00 PM
FEBRUARY 12, 2018    8:00 PM 

John Morris Russell, Conductor
Ray Ushikubo, 2017 First Prize Winner, Hilton Head International Piano Competition

WALKER                                 Lyric for Strings
MENDELSSOHN                    Piano Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN                          Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”


 

PORGY AND BESS IN CONCERT

FEBRUARY 25, 2018    5:00 PM
FEBRUARY 26, 2018    8:00 PM

John Morris Russell, Conductor
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Chorus

GERSHWIN/BENNETT           Porgy and Bess, Concert Version

Set in the 1930s in an African-American Charleston neighborhood known as Catfish Row, Porgy and Bess centers on the tragic love story of the cripple beggar Porgy, the beautiful cocaine addict Bess, and her abusive partner Crown- featuring such iconic songs as Summertime, It Ain’t Necessarily So, and I Got Plenty of Nothing. In 1956, Robert Russell Bennett incorporated the principal musical numbers from the opera into one continuous work for concert performance to include mezzo and baritone soloists and chorus.


 

THREE CENTURIES OF ROMANTICISM

MARCH 25, 2018    6:00 PM*
MARCH 26, 2018    8:00 PM

John Morris Russell, Conductor
Bella Hristova, Violin

GLUCK/WAGNER       Iphigénie en Aulide Overture
BARBER                      Violin Concerto
BRAHMS                     Symphony No. 4

Note:  The Sunday Matinee is at 6:00 pm.


 

STRING EXTRAVAGANZA

APRIL 29, 2018    5:00 PM
APRIL 30, 2018    8:00 PM

Chelsea Tipton, Guest Conductor
Lizhou Liu, Viola
Peter Berquist, Bass

BARBER                      Adagio for Strings
DITTERSDORF           Sinfonia Concertante for Viola and Double Bass
TCHAIKOVSKY         Serenade for Strings


 

AMERICAN ICONS: COPLAND AND BERNSTEIN

MAY 13, 2018    4:30 PM
MAY 14, 2018    8:00 PM

John Morris Russell, Conductor

COPLAND                   Fanfare for the Common Man
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
BERNSTEIN                On The Town: Three Dance Episodes
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances