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2022-2023 SEASON

A New Season Begins.

Dear friends,

Welcome to the 2022-23 season of the Hays Symphony! Our first performance, Pops Potpourri, will feature light-hearted and jazz-tinged classics from Leroy Anderson and Morton Gould, two of America’s greatest crossover composers. American Tapestry will feature Ivalah Allen singing Samuel Barber’s lush and nostalgic Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Three rarely-heard works by the great American composers David Diamond, Wallingford Riegger, and Morton Gould will complete our sonic tapestry. Our Children’s Halloween Concert, Disney Magic, will be fun-filled afternoon of Disney favorites, including Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen, and more.


This December, the Hays Symphony is honored to perform in the beloved Cathedral Concert at the beautiful Basilica of St. Fidelis. Join us as the choirs, ensembles, students, and faculty of FHSU ring in the holiday season. In February, the winners of the inaugural FHSU Concerto/Aria Competition will showcase the real talent we have right here at Fort Hays State University.


Our final concert of the season, Evocations, will feature virtuoso harpist Erin Wood performing Germaine Tailleferre’s evocative Concertino for Harp and Orchestra. Expressive and defiant masterpieces by Georges Bizet and Dmitry Shostakovich will bring the season to a rousing close.

Thank you for supporting the Hays Symphony, and I look forward to seeing you soon for the 2022-23 season!

Brian Buckstead,
Music Director



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