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Hays Symphony Orchestra

Shokhrukh Sadikov
Shah Sadikov, Director of Orchestra 

Founded in 1914, the Hays Symphony Orchestra is the longest continuously running orchestra in the state of Kansas. As a joint community-university ensemble affiliated with Fort Hays State University, its approximate 60 musicians include FHSU students and faculty, Hays area volunteers, and guest musicians from throughout Kansas. FHSU assistant professor of violin/viola Shah Sadikov serves as the current music director. For the 2016-2017 concert season, the symphony is presenting eight concerts under the theme of Russian Masterworks. Performances will include traditional classical masterworks, family and children concerts, theatrical performances, chamber music, choirs, international soloists, guest conductors, and special pre- and post-concert activities. (Complete season listing follows below).

The Hays Symphony is supported in part by donations to the Hays Symphony Orchestra Guild. Find out more about becoming a friend of the Hays Symphony.


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 2016-2017 Concert Season


Fall 2016
 Saturday, September 10, 7:30pm Opening Gala; FREE Concert Featuring:
Pianist Irena Ravitskaya,
6:45pm pre-concert talk with Shah Sadikov
Post-concert reception of Russian sweets
Tchaikovsky Marche Slave
Rimsky-Korsakoc Capriccio Espagnol
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2

Saturday, October 15, 7:30pm Fall Classics Concert Featuring:
Cellist Sunna Ibragimov
Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capricioso Espgnol
Risky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Sunday, October 30, 2:00pm Halloween Spooktacular Children's Concert Featuring:
Brenda Meder and the Hays Community Theater
Children's activities start at 1pm.
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (selections)
Spring 2017
Saturday, February 11, 7:30pm Valentine's Concert Featuring:
Pianist Tatiana Tessman and
guest conductor, Faruk Sadikov
Tchaikovsky Marche Slave
Rimsky-Korsakoc Capriccio Espagnol
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2
Saturday, March 11, 7:30pm Cottonwood Chamber Music Festival   Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence
Saturday, April 1, 7:30pm The Soldier's Tale Featuring: Actor Mark Robbin Stravinsky Soldier's Tale
Saturday, May 6, 7:30pm  President's Concert Featuring: FHSU Singers
and Concert Choir
Stravinsky The Rite of Spting


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