The Mountain Home Symphony, originally named the Mozark (Missouri/Arkansas) Regional Orchestra, is a 45 member volunteer 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 group generally performs three to four concerts a year and plays for significant community events such as the Arkansas State University, Mountain Home graduation ceremony. The orchestra was formed in 1991 to provide performance opportunities for the many musicians who reside in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri and to provide educational experiences for young players and audiences.
The mission of the orchestra is strongly music education oriented. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, and the group plays a wide variety of musical styles. The symphony is currently looking for capable musicians to fill positions in the woodwind, brass and string sections, specifically oboe, trombone, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, and string bass. For more information, contact David Fornes (870) 492-5020
The Symphony recently welcomed Matthew Simpson as Principle conductor and Jessica Jonasson associate conductor.