With the upcoming 2016-2017 season, the Heartland Symphony Orchestra commemorates 40 years of bringing classical music to the North Central Lakes Region of Minnesota. The fall concert entitled “Celebration” under the direction of new conductor; Dr. Alexander Corbett, will be performed on Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m. at the Charles D. Martin Auditorium, Little Falls Community School and on Sunday, October 9, 2016 2:30 p.m. at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd, MN. Additional concerts are scheduled with performances on December 3rd and 4th, 2016, entitled “Remembrance” and March 31, April 1st and 2nd, 2017, entitled “Destinations”. Tickets may be purchased at the door, online at www.heartlandsymphony.com or by calling 1-800-826-1997.
Dreams of an orchestra began in 1977 with a group of musicians from Little Falls and Brainerd, when Hazel Johnson Wunsch, a conductor-composer and artist of international renown settled in the Little Falls area. The HSO was formed to provide cultural enrichment for the Central Minnesota area as well as to allow musicians an outlet for their talents. The symphony has playing members from Bemidji to St. Cloud and from Long Prairie to Pierz.
Today the Heartland Symphony Orchestra is a 50-piece volunteer, nonprofit, community orchestra, continuing to serve the central Minnesota area of Brainerd, Little Falls, and the surrounding rural communities. 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 music education programs, 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 or call the HSO at 1-800-826-1997.