This year the HFO is participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Everyone and anyone is welcome to join the HFO team and walk the track with us to raise funds and build awareness of the cause. If you prefer not to participate in the event you are welcome to donate in the name of the HFO. Click the link below to learn more, donate, and/or walk with us!
The Heartland Festival Orchestra has reached a milestone.The Board recently voted to establish the HFO Endowment Fund as the result of a significant pledge to launch it by two long-time supporters: Sharon and John Amdall.
Consider joining them to ensure that the Orchestra is poised to last well into the future during good times as well as those inevitable down years.
Endowment Fund / Support
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!
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!
"All the world's in love with love" today. Happy Valentine's Day from our hearts to yours.
"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!
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.
Have you heard the news?! Barbara Padilla is returning to perform with the HFO in a special added concert this season. The concert will be April 26th at Five Points Washington. Get your tickets today!
What a perfect night at Five Points Washington last night! Something about a concert that features the viola (played exquisitely by Max Mandel) that warms the hearts of all on stage and in the hall.