Symphony of the Hills http://tpr.org en Symphony Of The Hills Presents A Show Of "Storm And Stress" In Kerrville http://tpr.org/post/symphony-hills-presents-show-storm-and-stress-kerrville <p>The Symphony of the Hills plays Thursday night in Kerrville. I spoke to Jay Dunnahoo, conductor and artistic director of the symphony to find out more about the concert with an interesting title.</p><p>“Storm and Stress—Symphonic Adventures," Dunahoo said. "As the title implies, there are some storms and there is some stress. We built this theme around the pieces they’re playing.”</p><p>The pieces they’re playing are stormy and stressful, but in a good symphonic kind of way.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:22:51 +0000 Jack Morgan 27301 at http://tpr.org Symphony Of The Hills Presents A Show Of "Storm And Stress" In Kerrville Symphony Of The Hills Performs "America's Favorite Music" In New Pops Concert http://tpr.org/post/symphony-hills-performs-americas-favorite-music-new-pops-concert <p>The Symphony of the Hills will soon be playing a pops concert in Kerrville.&nbsp;<br /><br />"The title of this concert is America’s Favorite Music," said Conductor and Artistic Director Jay Dunnahoo, and he’s not kidding. The Symphony of the Hills’ January 11 concert at the Cailloux Theater runs the gamut of American music.</p><p>As Dunnahoo explained, the concert starts out with this one:</p><p>"'The Colonel Bogey March,' which is the music from the 'Bridge over the River Kwai,'" he said.</p><p>You may remember it as the popular song where the tune is kept by whistling.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 22:13:58 +0000 Jack Morgan 24469 at http://tpr.org Symphony Of The Hills Offers A Christmas Gift http://tpr.org/post/symphony-hills-offers-christmas-gift <p style="margin-left:.25in;">You’re surely aware of the San Antonio Symphony, but it’s not the only area orchestra. In Kerrville, the 80-piece<a href="http://www.symphonyofthehills.org/" target="_blank"> Symphony of the Hills</a> performs five concerts a year<strong>.</strong></p><p style="margin-left:.25in;">"The orchestra is made up of professionals from the Hill Country community and as far away as San Antonio and Austin and the surrounding communities," says Dr. Eugene Dowdy, the symphony's Associate Conductor.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:24:40 +0000 Jack Morgan 22274 at http://tpr.org Symphony Of The Hills Offers A Christmas Gift New Year Takes Symphony Of The Hills To Broadway And Hollywood http://tpr.org/post/new-year-takes-symphony-hills-broadway-and-hollywood <p><strong>Great popular music of America, from Broadway to Hollywood, is featured Saturday night in Kerrville.</strong></p><p>Typically, the Symphony of the Hills plays Thursday evenings. Nine times out of ten, they are also playing standard repertory, from baroque to modern masterpieces, but for their first concert of 2013, Symphony Director Jay Dunahoo had a new idea.</p><p>"Let's just try some different kinds of music, do it early in the year, and hopefully attract some people who might not normally come to a Symphony of the Hills concert."</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:27:50 +0000 John Clare 4564 at http://tpr.org New Year Takes Symphony Of The Hills To Broadway And Hollywood Holidays Come To Life With Symphony Of The Hills And Jay Dunahoo http://tpr.org/post/holidays-come-life-symphony-hills-and-jay-dunahoo <p><strong>Classical Favorites like the Messiah and Manneheim Steamroller on tap</strong></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.symphonyofthehills.org/programs/program_notes_dec2012.htm" target="_blank">Christmas Through the Ages</a> shows many of sides to the Symphony of the Hills. They will play the first portion of <em>'The Messiah</em>,' selections by Mannhein Steamroller's Chip Davis as well as <em>A Canadian Brass Chrsitmas</em>. Classical masterworks of Vaughan-Williams and Samuel Barber also round out the program at the Callioux Theater on Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m..</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:05:02 +0000 John Clare 2534 at http://tpr.org Holidays Come To Life With Symphony Of The Hills And Jay Dunahoo