2013-2014 Concert Season

RiversEdge Amphitheater Dedication Concert

Pictures from the concert by Jack Armstrong:

Saturday; September 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Free and Open to the Public

The Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra
Donzel Burkhart, conducting

Featuring family-friendly programming; face-painters and clowns!

Bring a picnic basket, blanket and lawn chair!












The Annual Tillmann Memorial Concert

Photos by Jack Armstrong, click here:


October 26, 2013

8:00 p.m.

Featuring Beethoven’s Symphony #9 “Ode to Joy”


St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church
5720 Hamilton Mason Rd, Liberty Twp, OH 45011


Samantha Staton, soprano
Laura Adkins, alto
Scott Wyatt, tenor
Robert Kerr, bass-baritone

Also featuring  “Dream of A Soldier”, by Edward Santoro

The Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
The Mason Chorale, Karen Mail, Director

Paul John Stanbery, conducting

Admission Free, with special funding by the Hamilton Community Foundation

For further information call:  513-895-5151

For a map and directions to the concert, click here: http://goo.gl/maps/zso5H

To order a recording or DVD of this historic concert, call Tri-State Productions at 859-431-3069


Open Door Pantry Benefit Concert

Sunday; November 3, 2013
3:00 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church
(HFSO Chorale and other performing soloists and ensembles)


The Great Miami Youth Symphony Fall Concert

Tuesday; November 19, 2013.    
7:30 p.m.  FREE
Greaves Auditorium; Northern Kentucky University

Frank Restesan, James Ledbetter and Paul Stanbery, directors

in combination with the NKU Symphony Orchestra

Parental Permission Slip:



The 2014 David L. Belew American Masters Concert

featuring the works of “Soon to Be” American Masters

Music by Knechtges, Elizondo, Dal Porto, Koplow and Stanbery

“Soon to Be” American Masters

Music by Dal Porto, Elizondo, Knechtges, Koplow and Stanbery

The Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony and Chorale

The Mason Chorale; Karen Mail, Director
The Heritage Presbyterian Hand Bell Choir
The Great Miami Youth Symphony Orchestra
James Ledbetter and Paul Stanbery, directors

Paul John Stanbery, conducting

Thomas Gunther, Baritone Soloist in “Music for Mass”

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Read about:
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A special dedication to H. Owen Reed (1910 – 2014) our first “American Master” in 2000.
Dr. Reed passed away on Monday; January 6 at the age of 103.

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Dave's Paradise resized

“David’s Paradise”  left, by Patricia L. Stanbery,  a view of Mr. Belew’s  backyard!
Available now at www.printsbypatricia.com 

Click here for more details on our new Metronome Project

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Click below for some sound samples:

“Song of Eternity”  by Mark Dal Porto:

“Estampas Mexicanas”  by Jose Elizondo

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“Music for Mass” (World Premiere)   by Paul Stanbery

(Simply open the links below, then click the mp3 button, and listen as you turn the pages)

Kyrie:   http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/137284.html
Gloria:    http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/137283.html
Sanctus:    http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/137287.html
Agnus Dei:   http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/137290.html

Other works will include “Coplandia” (World Premiere) by Stanbery, performed by the combined HFSO and Youth Orchestra.

Also “How Sweet the Sound” by Philip Koplow (Commissioned by the HFSO in 2001 to celebrate our 50th Anniversary Year, and dedicated to Dr. Edward Kezur)

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Listen to “How Sweet the Sound”:

and ”Phainu” (Shine) – World Premiere
by Northern Kentucky University composer, Eric Knechtges.

Dr. Knechtges is also a regular member of the HFSO.
Listen to “Phainu”  https://soundcloud.com/user511024276/phainou-1-1

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 About Eric Knechtges

For further information call:  513-895-5151

For a map and directions, click here: http://goo.gl/maps/kNjHt


Ohio Mozart Festival Octave

Saturday Morning; April 12, 2014

PICTURES FROM THE 2013 RACE: (Courtesy Murray Mutimedia) Click here:

5th Annual Meters for Mozart 5 k Walk/Run 
Waterworks Park-Fairfield Ohio; registration starts at 7:30 am.
Race is at 9AM.
Preregistration is $15 per runner without a shirt, or $25 with a shirt.

Mail-in entries must be post-marked by April 5, 2014
Online Registration is available through Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Register at http://www.runningtime.net/Races/Mozart/home.htm

Late/Race Day Registration is $20 without a shirt, or $30 with a shirt, as long as supplies last!
Cash and Credit Card accepted.


Saturday Evening: April 26, 2014
Feast and Frolic”
Dinner and entertainment & 
Silent Auction!

Cash and credit card bids accepted!

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel (Hamilton);   6-10 PM.
Cost is $75 per person, $100 for patron.
Reservations by calling 513.895.5151


Random Acts of Music

Wednesday; April 30 at 7:00 p.m.
(Chamber Music)

212 S. Front St. in Hamilton

featuring the NKU STring Quartet


Saturday; May 3, 2014
7:30 p.m.
No Admission Charge

Grand Finale Concert repertoire:

Bengals Assistant Head Coach Paul Alexander

“Eine Kleine Nachtmuzik”

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The Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Paul John Stanbery, conducting

Belew Young Artist Winner, Luke Lentini
playing Mozart’s Violin Concerto #4 in A

Mozart’s choral masterpiece “Litanies of the Saints”

and “Ave Verum Corpus”





First Baptist Church

1501 Pyramid Hill  Blvd.
Hamilton, Ohio 45013

For a map and directions, click here: http://goo.gl/maps/8XDz9

See us on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFwDQAppFOQ


The Great Miami Youth Symphony Spring Concert

Paul John Stanbery and James Ledbetter, conducting

Monday; May 12 , 2014
8:00 p.m.  FREE
Hall Auditorium on the Oxford Campus of Miami University

Click here for a map:

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