New season opens with concert featuring accomplished pianist Jon Hynes

Welcome to the 53rd season of the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra in Marshall, Missouri.

Our first concert will be at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Bueker Middle School, Harold L. Lickey Auditorium, 565 S. Odell Ave., in Marshall.

Our first soloist will be Jon Hynes, pianist.

He is a prize-winning pianist of several competitions including the gold medal of the Nena Wideman Competition, the Eastman Concerto Competition, and the Young Keyboard Artists International Competition.  

He has performed extensively in Europe, including concerts in London at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Oxford at Trinity College, Frankfurt at the American Consulate, Geneva at the American Concert Series, Interlaken at Aula Hall, the Musicora International Festival in Paris, the European Piano Teachers Association Convention in Novi Sad (Serbia), Brussels at the American Concert Series, the American Cathedral in Paris, and numerous concerts throughout France, including concerts at both the United States Consulate and Embassy.

His recent performances include the International Conference on the Arts and Humanities in Hawaii, Boccarelli Auditorium in Sao Paulo (Brazil), and alongside his wife (pianist Mia Hynes) at Steinway Hall in New York City.  

Hynes studied with Michel Béroff for two years at the Paris Conservatory before completing his Doctoral and Master of Music degrees (and Performer's Certificate) from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with (and served as teaching assistant to) Natalya Antonova.

In the summer of 1990, he studied with Lena Bulatova at the Moscow Conservatory as a participant of the International Fine Arts Institute.

Dr. Hynes holds a Bachelor’s degree with high honors (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Arkansas, where he was a student of Alan Chow.

Previously the founder and director of the Arkansas Baptist School of Fine Arts for the past 17 years, this fall he joins the piano faculty of the University of Central Missouri.

Please join us for a delightful afternoon of music!

– Mary Lou Porter, President of Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra

Trombonist Richard Marshall to be featured soloist, MHS Orchestra to be guest performer at spring concert

The Marshall Philharmonic will close its 52nd Season on Sunday, April 19, featuring some of Marshall's most promising young talent.

Sunday's concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Harold L. Lickey Auditorium of Bueker Middle School, 565 S. Odell Ave.

Soloist for the day will be Marshall High School graduate Richard Marshall, on trombone, and the Marshall High School Orchestra will perform as special guests.

Richard Marshall, born and raised in Marshall, MO, is the son of retired Marshall music teacher, Mary Marshall, and the late Tom Marshall, a former area state representative.

Richard began playing trombone in 6th grade under the tutelage of Mr. Kevin Lines. By the time he graduated high school, Richard was a member of the MHS Marching, Concert, and Jazz Bands, as well as a member of the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra and Marshall Municipal Band.

Richard attended the University of Central Missouri to get a Bachelor’s in Music Education, studying with Dr. David Stagg, and a Master of Arts in bass trombone performance, studying with Mr. Roger Oyster. During his stay at UCM, Richard was a member of the UCM Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble 1, Jazz Ensemble 2, Marching Band, and Pep Band.

Richard is currently pursing a Performer’s Diploma at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. At IU, his primary lesson teachers are Mr. M. Dee Stewart and Mr. Jared Rodin. He is currently, or has been, a member of the IU Symphony Orchestra, Latin Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, and Trombone Choir.

The Marshall High School Orchestra also has accumulated recent state honors.

On Wednesday, April 1st, the orchestra received a I rating at state music festival in Boonville. Students were evaluated by a panel of 3 judges for their prepared works, and by a 4th judge for their sightreading.

This marks the 14th consecutive year for the Marshall Orchestra to earn a I rating at the state event under the leadership of conductor Kevin Lines.

As always, MPO concerts are free to the public with a reception immediately following.

Related story:
Friends & Neighbors: (Richard) Marshall is music:  MHS grad rides trombone on journey to become music educator (Marshall Democrat-News, Feb. 1, 2012)

Trumpeter Ron Montgomery to be featured in Feb. 15 concert

The Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra will present its third concert of the 52nd concert season Sunday, Feb. 15, under the baton of Conductor Kevin Lines.

The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Harold L. Lickey Auditorium of Bueker Middle School in Marshall.

The featured soloist will be Dr. Ron Montgomery, trumpet.

The founders: The story of MPO

Fall concert to feature mezzo-soprano Kristee Haney

The Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra will begin its 52nd season Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, with a concert under the baton of conductor Kevin Lines. The featured performer will be Kristee Haney, mezzo-soprano, currently on staff as assistant professor of voice and musical theater at the University of Central Missouri at Warrensburg.

The concert will be held in the Harold L. Lickey Auditorium of Bueker Middle School in Marshall and will begin at 2:30 p.m. This concert is graciously underwritten by Wood & Huston Bank of Marshall.

Spring Concert to feature Marshall musician

The last concert of the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra’s 51st Season will be held on April 6, 2014, Bueker Middle School, Harold L. Lickey Auditorium, at 2:30 p.m. This concert always features our talented youth; this year the Marshall High School Orchestra will be joining the Philharmonic for the last two selections. In addition, our soloist, Brandon Pace, is one of our own, playing with us throughout his high school and college years.

Chamber Concert

The Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra will present its annual Chamber Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the First United Methodist Church, 225 E. Arrow St., in Marshall.

Winter concert

The guest artist for the MPO winter concert is trombonist Roger Oyster, principal trombonist for the Kansas City Symphony. He has performed with 14 other orchestras worldwide, including the St. Louis Symphony; the National Symphony in Washington, D.C.; the Atlanta Symphony; the Baltimore Symphony; the Detroit Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony; and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. He can be heard on more than 50 commercially released recordings, including many Grammy Award nominees and two Grammy winners.

MPO president honors colleague Charles Farmer

Editor's note: At the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra's first concert of the season, Sunday, Oct. 27, MPO President Mary Lou Porter honored her long-time colleague and friend, Charles Farmer, for his contributions to the orchestra.

Christmas Concert!

Video by Chris Nelson

Marshall is music and holiday music in Marshall brings beauty and joy. That will be the theme for Sunday's combined Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra and Marshall Community Chorus Christmas concert to be held at 2:30 p.m. December 1 in the Harold L. Lickey Auditorium of Bueker Middle School. Non-perishable food items will be collected at the door for the Marshall Food Pantry for this free holiday concert.

Conductors Kevin Lines and James Woodland have selected favorite holiday standards for this year's concert that will raise spirits and add some jingle to your Christmas celebrations.