Sunday, December 11, 2016 4PM
Monday, December 12, 2016 8PM
No pre-concert talk
The Lowcountry’s favorite holiday tradition with John Morris Russell featuring the heart-warming, animated film “The Snowman” and showcasing Haeun Kim, 2016 Winner of the HHSO Youth Concerto Competition
“The violin is my voice.” “I feel a rush of energy flow through me when I play. When I am in the practice room, it is just me. I am playing for myself. But when I am on stage, the music I played for myself in the practice room becomes the music that I share with everyone. It is my voice. Through that voice I am able to communicate my emotions and feelings. Through the music, the audience and I become one. What I feel afterward are the most unexplainable, most powerful, happiest feelings ever.”
A children’s picture book, without words, by English author Raymond Briggs, was adapted into a 26-minute animated television special in 1982 and nominated for an Academy Award. It is wordless like the book, except for the song “Walking in the Air”.
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Season 2016-2017
Passionate performances of the greatest orchestral masterpieces bring our region’s music lovers together to celebrate our unique corner of the world and we invite you to join us.
Much of the HHSO’s success is due to our deeply engaged community and their support of the highest quality music-making. Our Board, our patrons, and our musicians have committed themselves to maintaining the kinds of artistic initiatives to which people have responded in extraordinary ways. From education programs in the schools, the celebration of local musical traditions, soloists and ensembles, and the accessibility of performances to the entire region, our orchestra has become relevant to the musical ethos of the Lowcountry.
Your presence brings extra excitement to our performances; I look forward to sharing the transcendent sound of our orchestra and beloved Lowcountry together.
Maestro John Morris Russell
Maestro Russell “chats” about each concert one hour before each performance of classical music.
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