This year Hills Symphony Orchestra will be performing at an exciting event in the historic town of York on April 8. For one night only we'll be traveling back in time to late Victorian York and transforming into The Orchestra of the Stars, playing tunes from the era so the audience can dance the night away in an old-fashioned music hall experience! To find out more or book tickets, visit the event website http://palaceofthestars.com.au/
HSO is proud to announce that we raised a grand total of $2836 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Western Australia. $2000 of this was from ticket sales, so we'd like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who came to our show in support of such a great cause. The concert was performed in honour of long-time HSO member Jane Banner who was also presented with a lifetime membership award on the day. Motor neurone disease (also known as ALS) refers to a group of diseases involving nerve degeneration, ultimately leading to paralysis. Unfortunately, not a lot is known about what causes this illness, and therefore there is currently no cure. Your generous donations have gone towards providing care, information and support for local MND sufferers and their families. For more information and to donate to MND research, please visit http://www.mndaust.asn.au. Thank you once again for your support.
100% of proceeds for our next concert on July 3 will be donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Western Australia, an organisation that helps support people who have motor neurone disease, as well as their families. They do fantastic work and the cause is close to our hearts. Tickets are only $10, and $5 for children, but there will also be opportunities to donate a little extra to MNDAWA at the door. See http://www.mndawa.asn.au/ for more information about the association and to learn more about motor neurone disease.
HSO is back at rehearsals, preparing for our first concert of the year - a light (but not necessarily easy to play!) transport-themed programme. We can't wait to share this with you on March 12, our first show for the 2016 season.
The website will be updated soon with dates and details for all our 2016 shows. Thanks for your patience and best wishes from everyone at HSO!
A warm thank you to everyone who attended our recent concert on September 13. It was wonderful to receive some lovely messages from audience members wishing Shaun a speedy recovery, and congratulating Sheila on a fantastic job as a stand-in conductor. We're pleased to update that Shaun is on the mend and will hopefully be back holding the baton very soon. We look forward to seeing you at our next concert, a special performance to commemorate Remembrance Day during the current ANZAC centenary.
A huge thank you to all our members, helpers and supporters for making 2014 a very successful, fun and musical year!
All the audience votes are in and here are the most popular pieces of HSO's 2014 season! Thanks to everyone who voted. We are looking forward to performing all these and more at our 'Best of 2014' concert on Nov 29.
Our final concert programme is coming together nicely with Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, 2nd movement 'Funeral March' being voted as the favourite from our Symphonic Afternoon concert last month!
Come along to next weekend's concert 'Last Night of the Proms' for your last chance to have a say in the programme for our 'Best of 2014' show!
Here are the results from the audience poll for our Merry Melodies show. Grieg's 'In the Hall of the Mountain King' was voted the favourite, followed by the 'What's Up at the Symphony' medley of classic 'toon tunes. Thanks to everyone who voted!
Check out this article http://www.weekendnotes.com/hso-at-midland-town-hall/ for more information about our next concert, Symphonic Afternoon.