2021-2022 SEASON

A New Season Begins.

Dear friends,


Welcome to the 2021-22 season of the Hays Symphony! I am thrilled to be back, reuniting with you and the wonderful musicians of the Hays Symphony. We are all excited to welcome you back inside the concert hall, with the unbeatable energy of in-person, live performances. Our upcoming season is full of surprises, from contemporary masterpieces to unforgettable classics. We will begin with our Outdoor Pops Concert, Broadway Tonight, a celebration of your favorite shows, from West Side Story to Hamilton. Our Season Opening Gala concert will feature three nature-inspired works by the great American composers Philip Glass, Alan Hovhaness, and William Grant Still. Our Children’s Halloween Concert, Creepy Classics, will be full of mischief, as we perform Night on Bald Mountain, music from Harry Potter, Psycho, and more. New this year is our Holiday Pops Concert, featuring some of your favorite music of the season. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, music from A Charlie Brown Christmas, and a Christmas Carol sing-along are just a few of the treats in store for December. I will put down my baton and take out my violin during our February Concert, which features a reimagining of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, as well as three other works that reinterpret the music and musical style of the past. In May, our final Masterworks Concert will feature French composer Francis Poulenc’s beautiful Gloria, with the wonderful FHSU choirs, under the direction of Terry Crull. as well as Hector Berlioz’s rambunctious and revolutionary Symphonie Fantastique. 


Thank you for supporting the Hays Symphony, and I look forward to seeing you soon for live music!

Brian Buckstead

Music Director of the Hays Symphony