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Mountain Home Symphony Orchestra

Mountain Home Symphony Orchestra

The Mountain Home Symphony is a forty-five-member orchestra that draws its performing musicians from Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas. The group offers concert programs that feature major works from Classical and Romantic era composers, and also frequently programs contemporary works by living composers. The current season features two full programs in December and June. Each year the group also plays for significant community events such as the Arkansas State University, Mountain Home campus graduation ceremony.

The orchestra was formed in 1991 to provide performance opportunities for the many accomplished musicians who reside in Northern Arkansas and Southern Missouri, and has grown to become a significant asset to the cultural life of this growing North Arkansas area. The group is led by Barbara Deegan, who has been the conductor for the past six years. Ms. Deegan received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the Crane School of Music at the University of New York at Potsdam, and her Masters degree in Music Education from Leslie University. She is currently completing a Masters degree in Conducting at Missouri State University.

The organization welcomes new members as performing musicians or as volunteers willing to participate in fund-raising and promotional activities through the symphony guild.

For ticket information or to become a member of the organization as a performer, contact Barbara Deegan, Conductor and Music Director, 417-543-5696, or Ruth Peebles at 870-424-9856. If you are interested in joining this wonderful organization as a volunteer guild member, contact Sybil Willis at 870-404-0884 or Hensley White at 870-499-5732.

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                              Contact: Barbara Deegan

Audio excerpt is “Shaker Variants” by Elliot Del Borgo, performed by the Mountain Home Symphony under the direction of resident conductor, Barbara Deegan, June 3, 2007

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This page last updated 01/11/08