News, Updates, and Festivities
Mar. 7, 2014 - This morning David Commanday did the rounds with Heart of Illinois Harvest. HOI Harvest transports surplus food to local agencies for free distribution to those in need on a daily basis. Our Saturday (Mar. 15th) concert, Vibrant Mendelssohn with Lara St. John, supports this great organization!
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Mar. 4, 2014 - Happy Birthday to Antonio Vivaldi! With a little wishful thinking, here's Lara St. John's "Spring" from Vivaldi's Four Season with the HFO. Don't miss Lara St. John March 15th play Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in e minor!
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Feb. 14, 2014 - "All the world's in love with love" today. Happy Valentine's Day from our hearts to yours.
Jan. 12, 2014 - "The Heartland Festival Orchestra's New Year's Greeting, a show that has become a tradition, was as delightful as ever, and perhaps the best yet", wrote blogger Elaine Hopkins. It was truly a memorable performance! Thank you to our musicians, soloists, conductor, volunteers, Five Points staff, HFO team - and, of course, HFO fans and supporters!
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Jan. 11, 2014 - After the first rehearsal we already love these two! Join us in starting off this new year Washington Strong with Vienna to Broadway and Doug LaBrecque and Lisa Vroman!
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Jan. 10, 2014 - This Saturday at our New Year's Greeting concert - Join the HFO in helping our friends in Washington affected by the tornado. Please bring gift cards for local stores to help those in Washington impacted by the tornado to replenish household goods. Or, bring donations to Washington Tornado Relief Fund. Gift cards will be given to Washington rotary to distribute - thank you!
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Dec. 31, 2013 - On to 2014! We hope you'll join us in what's become the HFO's traditional, unique, extra-special fun way to celebrate: New Year's Greeting/Vienna to Broadway on Saturday, the 11th at Five Points Washington.
Dec. 8, 2013 -
Don't miss this year's Nutcracker by the Peoria Ballet with music provided by the Heartland Festival Orchestra Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14th & 15th. tickets
Nov. 28, 2013 - Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the HFO! Thanksgiving message from the Maestro:
"Dear Friends of the Heartland Festival Orchestra,
Every year we welcome the opportunity to give thanks, but this Thanksgiving has a special depth and poignancy. Though the storm that visited Central Illinois last week was horrific, nearly everyone survived and escaped serious physical harm. Although houses have... Read more
Nov. 20, 2013 - David Commanday was in Singapore last week when WTVP broadcast the live tornado relief telethon. He was able to send this message of support which was aired during the telethon. Our hearts remain in Washington.
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