The Music of Dreams and Drama


August 18, 2014

For Immediate Release

33rd Season of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra
The Music of Dreams and Drama
Hilton Head, SC 29928
Conact:  Sarah Bergin
[email protected]
(843) 842-2055

The Music of Dreams and Drama

The 2014-2015 Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s 33rd Season, Music of Dreams and Drama opens on October 12 and 13 with the music of Bernstein and Shostakovich.  The Symphony welcomes back Conductor John Morris Russell, a conductor who captivates audiences with his diverse programming and engaging stage presence. A highlight of the past season was the Lowcountry Celebration in February that featured a number of local artists and highlighted the music of the Lowcountry. This is a passion of the Maestro and is expected to be part of each season for years to come.

The new season explores some of the most emotionally intense works created for orchestra. From the brooding yet heroic Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 to effervescent overtures by Bernstein and Mozart, and ethereal works for string orchestra by Dvorak and Arvo Part, the dramatic range of the season is breathtaking. Our featured soloists, including favorites from the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, and returning virtuosos Danielle Belen and Kisma Jordon.

Each concert will now be performed on Sundays at 4:00 pm and Mondays at 8:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head Island. The season runs for nine months, October through May. Subscriptions for nine, six or three concerts are available now by calling the box office at 843-842-2055 or by going online at  Single tickets will be available after September 1




“For me, music is about passionate narrative. Whether it’s favorite Shakespearian epics set by Mendelssohn and Verdi, or an intensely emotional journey from tragedy to triumph crafted by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky in their fifth symphonies–the live symphonic experience leaves none unmoved.”

John Morris Russell