"Horn and Song"

Join us in Memphis, Tennessee, July 29 - August 3, 2013 for the 45th annual symposium of the International Horn Society. A star-studded roster of Featured and Special Guest Artists, along with lectures, competitions, exhibits and all that Memphis has to offer will make for an exciting and memorable week.

2013 is the centennial of Benjamin Britten's birth, and the symposium will include performances of all of his works featuring the horn, including the "Serenade" and the U.S. premiere of  "In Memoriam Dennis Brain," for horn quartet and string orchestra. The overall theme for this symposium is "Horn and Song," and much of the repertoire to be performed will include voices or have a vocal theme or origin. Repertoire will also include at least two premieres of music commissioned for the occasion: a unique concerto for horn and chorus and another for solo horn quartet, participant horn ensemble and soprano soloist.

In addition to the IHS's traditional awards and performance competitions, IHS 45 will feature a Horn Ensemble Competition and a Jazz Soloist Competition.

Most activities will take place in the University of Memphis's University Center (shown below) and Michael D. Rose Theatre, new state of the art buildings in the center of campus. Dormitory and hotel rooms, along with plenty of food choices are just a short walk away.