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Hays Symphony Orchestra

Shokhrukh Sadikov
Shah Sadikov, Director of Orchestra 

The Hays Symphony Orchestra (HSO) is a college/community orchestra, considered greatly to be a "diamond in the rough" for Western Kansas. It is comprised of FHSU students, faculty, and community members as well as several seasoned and professional level musicians. Each season, the orchestra presents multiple themed concerts comprised of a wide variety of spectacularly compelling arrangements. These sets are meant to entice the audience's imagination, and captivate their minds as you explore the depths of the interconnected themes intrenched in the rich classical compositions from the many centuries of musical exploration. Every year in May, HSO collaborates with the finely manicured voices of the FHSU Concert Choir, to present "The President's Concert". A musical experience unlike any you'll find for hundreds of miles. HSO has been recognized many times for its high attention to quality, including the high honor of being selected to perform at the Kansas Music Educators Association Conference, held in Wichita.






 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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