The Kinder HSPVA Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Brad Smith, is comprised of all string department students as well as auditioned wind and percussion students. The full symphony meets every other day, alternating with strings only on non-symphony days. The orchestra season includes four symphony and two string orchestra concerts each academic year. Performances are held in the Denney Theatre on the Kinder HSPVA campus.The Symphony Orchestra performs a wide variety of music, including repertoire from the early classical period to the current day. The orchestra hosts an annual concerto competition open to all instruments, and the top three students from that event are invited to perform in concert with the orchestra.
The Strings program at HSPVA aims to develop student musicians individually with solo skills, ultimately progressing to a confident senior recital in their last semester of study. At the same time, we desire to build a student’s knowledge and proficiency in working with their peers in both chamber and large ensemble settings. Growth and maturity in both of these areas is crucial to the student’s success both in high school and beyond for those who choose to pursue music at a conservatory or university.
For more information about the orchestra program at HSPVA please contact: Dr. Bradley Smith.