The Hills Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1981 by Guildford Grammar School headmaster, David Lawe Davies. 41 years on, it has become a much loved part of the hills community. We have grown from only 23 original members to a group of over 40 passionate musicians with one thing in common – we all love making and sharing beautiful music!
HSO performs around six concerts each year and presents a wide variety of music, ranging from well known movie themes and musicals to more classical pieces, so that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you want entertainment or inspiration, laughter or music to touch your soul, you’re sure to enjoy our concerts. Our main mission within the community is to bring orchestral music to a wider audience. This means making classical music fun, affordable, and easy to get involved in.
HSO draws players of all ages and from all walks of life – scout leaders, business managers, engineers, lab technicians, computer consultants, ceramic designers, hairdressers, environmental officers, librarians, doctors, teachers, school and university students and retirees! We even have ex-WASO players and music teachers but the orchestra is mostly made up of dedicated amateurs with a passion for music.
HSO acknowledges the generous support of the Mundaring Community Bank Branch – Bendigo Bank, and Lotterywest.