Heartland Symphony Orchestra presents 37th season

The Heartland Symphony Orchestra (HSO) has announced its 37th season of presenting live orchestral concerts to audiences in rural Central Minnesota. With HSO’s new conductor, Sergey Bogza, and more than 50 musicians strong, the HSO has a full orchestral sound and an upbeat concert season planned. HSO will also sponsor music clinics to area schools and revive the Composers’ Competition.

The fall concert, entitled “Americana,” will feature some of America’s most beloved orchestral masterworks. Featured guest artist and piano virtuoso, Joseph Welch will join the HSO in Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” The second half of the program will present the World Premiere of “Civil War Memories” by Brainerd’s own composer, Jim Grimes. Performances of “Americana” will be Saturday, Oct. 12, at7:30 p.m. at Charles Martin Auditorium in Little Falls and Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2:30 p.m. at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd.

In December, the Heartland Symphony Orchestra will once again enrich the joyous Christmas season by presenting a concert of popular holiday classics. “A Winter’s Tapestry” will be performed Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Charles Martin Auditorium in Little Falls and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2:30 p.m. at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd.

Audiences will travel around the world with the HSO for the spring concert series as it showcases orchestral masterworks from France, Italy, Russia, and the Czech Republic. This concert will also feature the 2014 Composers’ Competition Winner. “Around the World with the HSO” will be presented Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at Charles Martin Auditorium in Little Falls and Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd.

Heartland Symphony Orchestra launched its new website at www.heartlandsymphony.org. For the first time, tickets are for sale online. Simply navigate to the ‘Tickets’ page for instructions and secured payment processing. The new website also includes orchestra member information, programming details, and current news updates. Of special interest to HSO fans, a new blog with a ‘Meet the Musicians’ theme will introduce audience members to orchestra members. Sign up online to receive new blog posts featuring orchestra players.

Season tickets are available at a discounted price online, through ticket vendor locations, and before the fall and winter concerts (winter purchase will be prorated).  Single tickets are available  online, through ticket vendors, and before each concert. Ticket vendor locations include: Little Falls Radio, Little Falls Great River Arts Association, Brainerd Daily Dispatch, and Bridge of Harmony Music Store in Brainerd. HSO concerts are free to all youth through high school age students.

Heartland Symphony Orchestra offers affordable family entertainment, and an exclusive opportunity for rural central Minnesotans to experience live orchestral music. To receive a complimentary season brochure detailing HSO’s 37th season, please [email protected]

These activities are made possible through the Laura Jane Musser Fund and Five Wings Arts Council grant funding.