Holland Symphony Orchestra and Music Director, Johannes Müller-Stosch announce its 2019-2020 season with a roster of exceptional soloists and a variety of musical offerings in the celebration of its 30th Anniversary.
Season tickets, single tickets and brochures are available from the Symphony office by phoning 616-796-6780, the website at www.hollandsymphony.org or by mail at PO Box 2685, Holland, MI 49422. The five-concert Season Ticket subscription includes Classics I, II, III, Holiday and Family. Adults are $95 and Students (through college) are $25. The Season Ticket Plus is the HSO’s six-concert series, which includes the five Season Ticket concerts plus the Classics Up-Close concert for $110/adult and $30/student. First-time subscribers can purchase Season Tickets or Season Ticket Plus packages at 30% off the regular price. Seats at the Concert Hall at the Jack H. Miller Center are assigned. Seating at Dimnent Chapel, First United Methodist Church, and the Zeeland East High School DeWitt Auditorium are general admission. Single tickets are $22 per adult and $5 per student for all concerts except Pops at the Pier ($25/5). Holland Symphony and its concerts are partially underwritten by Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Classics Up-Close on Friday, September 6 at 7:30pm is the first concert of the fall season featuring many of the orchestra’s own musicians as soloists. The concert will begin with Debussy, Suite Bergamasques. This piece, along with Mozart’s Horn Concerto and Weber’s Andante and Hungarian Rondo for bassoon were intended for a smaller orchestra. HSO will play these works in the intimate setting of First United Methodist Church of Holland. The concert will conclude with Mozart’s well-known Symphony No. 40. Seating is limited.
Classics I, Rachel Barton Pine Defying Boundaries! will be Saturday, September 28th at 7:30pm at the Concert Hall at the Jack H. Miller Center, Hope College. This concert will feature Tchaikovsky’s popular Violin Concerto, performed by world-class soloist Rachel Barton Pine. This concert will open with Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture and conclude with the Brahms’s beautiful Symphony No. 1. A pre-concert talk will take place on Thursday before this concert at 3:00pm on the 6th floor at Freedom Village in Holland (145 Columbia Ave.). There will also be a pre-concert talk the night of this concert at 6:30pm in the Jack H. Miller Center Concert Hall.
A special event concert featuring another side of Pine’s passions entitled Rachel Barton Pine PLUGGED IN! It will also be held at the concert hall at the Jack H. Miller Center at Hope College on Saturday September 28th at 3:30pm. It will feature some of her “shredding music”, a style of music using elements of rock and heavy metal, as well as the Tchaikovsky concerto and the overture but not the Brahms. Students participating in the morning workshop with Pine will be included. This casual concert will be geared toward all ages.
Classics II, Rhapsody! will be Saturday, October 26th at 7:30pm at the Concert Hall at the Jack H. Miller Center, Hope College. Andrew Le, Associate Professor of Piano at Kent State University, will perform Gershwin’s popular Rhapsody in Blue. The concert will open with Mysterious Mountain by Hovhaness and the lovely string piece Adagio by Barber. It concludes with Grand Canyon Suite by Grofe, a musical depiction of one of America’s most stunning geographical landscapes. A pre-concert talk will take place at 3:00pm on Thursday afternoon on the 6th floor at Freedom Village in Holland. (145 Columbia Ave.) There will also be a pre-concert talk the night of this concert at 6:30pm in the Jack H. Miller Center Concert Hall.
Holiday Concert, Sounds of the Season, featuring the HSO with Mario Diaz-Moresco, a New York baritone, equally at home with oratorio highlights and popular favorites! The two holiday concerts consist of seasonal light classics, traditional carols and holiday pops in the gorgeous setting of Dimnent Chapel at Hope College on Saturday, December 8th at 3:30pm or 7:30pm. Make the annual Holiday Concert part of your family tradition. (No pre-concert talk.)
The Family Concert, Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant!, is on Sunday, March 22nd at 3:30pm at DeWitt Auditorium, Zeeland High School, and features the winner of the 2020 Norbert Mueller High School Concerto Competition. This year’s family concert will use a narrator to read some of the poems and student art-work based on the Umbrellaphant! Suitable for children of all ages, this performance continues our longstanding tradition of presenting Family Concerts, which are entertaining and educational for all ages. Holland Area Youth Orchestra will also participate. Come at 2:30pm for children’s activities in the newly-remodeled lobby of Zeeland East High School.
The Classics III, Beethoven 9, will close the HSO season with two performance on Saturday, April 18 at 3:30 and 7:30pm. This monumental work, featuring Beethoven’s famous “Ode to Joy,” will feature soloists, choirs of Hope College, and Holland Chorale, and will conclude the 30th Anniversary season of Holland Symphony. The program will begin with the Festive Overture by Shostakovich. A pre-concert talk will take place on Thursday before this concert at 3:00pm on the 6th floor at Freedom Village in Holland (145 Columbia Ave.). There will also be a pre-concert talk the night of this concert at 2:30 an 6:30pm in the Jack H. Miller Center Concert Hall.
For more information, contact the Holland Symphony Orchestra:
Pictures of the soloists available by contacting the HSO and are available on the website.
Mail: PO Box 2685, Holland, MI 49422-2685