On Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 9, 2016, 2:30 pm, the Heartland Symphony Orchestra launches its 40th year fall concert performance with the music of Schubert, Beethoven, Dvorak and Mascagni. Audiences from Little Falls and Brainerd areas will be treated to the Intermezzo Sinfonico from Cavalleria Rusticana; the Military March No.1, D. 733, No.1; the Festival March, Op.54; the Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op 88 and Romance for Violin and Orchestra, No. 2 in F Major, Op.50.
Saturday evening’s symphony performance will be at the Little Falls High School, Charles D. Martin, Auditorium, Little Falls, MN and Sunday at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd, MN. Joining the HSO will be the St. Francis Concert Orchestra, Little Falls and Violin soloist and HSO Concertmaster, Leslie Zander. Tickets for both performances may be purchased at the door, by calling 1-800-826-1997 and online at www.heartlandsymphony.com.
Originated in 1977, the Heartland Symphony Orchestra is a nonprofit, volunteer community orchestra. Its purpose and mission which continues to today, is to educate the public in the culture of instrumental music, increase the public’s enjoyment of that music, to seek money for such purpose, to give students of music and musicians an opportunity for symphony training and performance, to give Central Minnesota residents cultural and musical enrichment, and to help the area’s educational institutions promote an outstanding music education and appreciation program. Its 50 members represent the entire central Minnesota region, coming from Baxter, Bemidji, Brainerd, Browerville, Crosby, Crosslake, Cushing, Inger Grove Heights, Little Falls, Motley, Nisswa, Perham, Pequot Lakes, Pine River, St. Cloud, Sartell and Wadena. Musicians, from amateurs to professionals, come together once a week from all over the region to rehearse and perform three full-length orchestral music concerts each season in both Little Falls and Brainerd.
Special guest artists and conductors, local soloists and ensembles, area youth concerto winners, and charming repertoire commentary all help to make each concert unique and entertaining. The HSO also contributes its service to communities through special events, and ticket giveaways. For more information about upcoming concerts or to get involved either as a player or HSO sponsor, please email HeartlandSymphony@gmail.com.