Symphony of the Hills

Phil Houseal

Symphony of the Hills' new season begins with an unexpected bang. That bang will be provided by the style of music: Rach & Roll.

Phil Houseal

A Kerrville concert pays tribute to a titan of literature. I spoke to Symphony of the Hills Artistic Director and Conductor Gene Dowdy who explained what was going on with Shakespeare Fest

"We're going to pay tribute to the Bard. The Bard of Avon."

But why should a master of the written word be heralded in music?  

Deborah Conner

A special concert is coming to the Texas Hill Country. It's called Peace on Earth: A Holiday Special. Here's Music Director Gene Dowdy.

"Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kathleen Cailloux Theater, the Symphony of the Hills is going to offer our holiday special."

The program's filled with holiday music, both spiritual and secular.

Full House Productions

The hills are alive with the sounds of music. Those hills are the ones around Kerrville where the Symphony of the Hills is based. Here’s Artistic Director Gene Dowdy on their upcoming concert:

"We’ve themed it Heroes: Real and Imagined. All the music is inspired by or influenced somehow by acts of heroism, heroes or even just ideals."

Dowdy details the concert's contents:

Full House Productions

The performance seasons for many regional arts organizations are rapidly winding down.  We're told the story of one out of Kerrville by Symphony of the Hills' Gene Dowdy.

“Symphony of the Hills is going to close our season with a concert called 'Bach and his disciples.' It’s a concert dedicated to the great Johann Sebastian Bach, the great German composer of the Baroque period, and just the influence he’s had through the hundreds of years since his life.”