Season Schedule

Soundtastic – 2018-2019

Our lives are made of sound—perhaps literally if you believe physicists who say electrons sound a “D-note” 20 octaves above the highest note on a piano (Science, September 2014). Like electrons inside an atom, the Hastings Symphony Orchestra is “humming” along to its 93rd season, bringing abundant song and life to our community!

As physicists think in electrons and dimensions, Soundtastic! brings to life an array of family-friendly concerts fusing memories and superb music with dazzling guest soloists. The HSO’s concerts are fully-charged, like supernovas giving birth to new stars. E=mc2, in the hands of this wonderful orchestra, refers to Entertainment, Musicianship and Community – squared to a higher power. Joining the Hastings Symphony this season are jazz violinist Christian Howes; winners of our high school Young Artist Competition; and pianist Brooks Hafey. With stars like Beethoven, Berlioz, Bernstein and Williams, the HSO is certain to be one of the brightest cultural events in our constellation.


Dimension No. 1 – Length

  •   Sun, Sep 9, 2018 - 3:00 PM, Chautauqua Park Pavilion|  Directions

John Williams, one of the most venerable film composers of all time, has led a lengthy and prodigious career. We celebrate some music by Williams... Read More >

Dimension No. 2 – Height

  •   Sun, Oct 21, 2018 - 3:00 PM, Masonic Center Auditorium|  Directions

Marking the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, we perform selections from West Side Story, and offer the jazzy grace of highly-proclaimed violinist Christian Howes... Read More >

Dimension No. 3 – Depth

  •   Sat, Dec 15, 2018 - 3:00 PM, Masonic Center Auditorium|  Directions

“Above thy deep and dreamless sleep” brings us to the depth of Christmas (hopefully not snow just yet), and our annual Holiday Show featuring the... Read More >

Dimension No. 4 – Time

  •   Sun, Feb 24, 2019 - 3:00 PM, Masonic Center Auditorium|  Directions

Music exists in time, and at this time we look to the future as we host winners of our biennial High School Young Artist Competition.... Read More >

Dimension No. 5 – Possible Worlds

  •   Sun, Apr 28, 2019 - 3:00 PM, Masonic Center Auditorium|  Directions

In 1830, the musical world changed forever with Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz. But his concept of the idee fixe came from an even more... Read More >

Dimension No. 6 – Infinite Possibilities

  •   Thu, May 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM, Masonic Center Auditorium|  Directions

The HSO brings its 93rd season to a close with public school concerts in surrounding communities and in Hastings. We will explore the infinite musical... Read More >