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sat29apr7:30 pmsat9:00 pmEvoking Folklore
Program: Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate – Chofki Manuel de Falla – Nights in the Gardens of Spain Angela Cheng, piano Aaron Copland – Symphony No. 3 In memory of Sara
Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate – Chofki
Manuel de Falla – Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Angela Cheng, piano
Aaron Copland – Symphony No. 3
In memory of Sara Sharp
Part of SoNA’s mission is to uncover music that has been historically and unjustifiably ignored by the classical music world. SoNA is excited to present a pulse-raising performance of Chickasaw Nation composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate’s Chokfi (Rabbit), which is a musical sketch of the Trickster character in Southeastern Indian folklore, scored for strings and percussion. Solo pianist Angela Cheng joins us for Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain: a steamy, sultry, summery excursion into three different Spanish scenes, each popping with character, romance, and intrigue. Rounding out this eclectic program is Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3, justifiably referred to by those in the know as the American symphony. Written at the end of World War II, its soaring melodies and jaunty rhythms pay homage to all the millions of anonymous men and women who contributed to the war effort – and he fittingly begins the final movement with another of his most famous works, Fanfare for the Common Man. Each of these works is a captivating storytelling of folklore: from traditional Spanish stories, to Chickasaw Nation tales, to classic Americana evocations.
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(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Walton Arts Center
495 W Dickson St
sun07may2:00 pmsun3:30 pmSoNA Beyond: Transcending WordsMusic beyond boundaries, within reach.
SoNA Beyond: Transcending Words will feature the SoNA Singers in celebration of Poetry Month at the Fayetteville Public Library. SoNA Singers, a chorus of 60 beautiful voices, will sing powerful
SoNA Beyond: Transcending Words will feature the SoNA Singers in celebration of Poetry Month at the Fayetteville Public Library. SoNA Singers, a chorus of 60 beautiful voices, will sing powerful poems, and spoken word artists will share poems inspired by the music and poetry of the event. Through this program we celebrate the transcendent ability of the written word, as well as the ability of music to transcend words by providing color, context, and emotion. This event is free and open to the public.
(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
fri30junAll DaySoNA Beyond and Crystal Bridges present Diego Rivera's AmericaMusic beyond boundaries, within reach.
Inspired by the temporary visual art exhibition titled Diego Rivera’s America, SoNA will collaborate with Crystal Bridges curators to explore themes in the visual exhibit to create a musical program
Inspired by the temporary visual art exhibition titled Diego Rivera’s America, SoNA will collaborate with Crystal Bridges curators to explore themes in the visual exhibit to create a musical program that sonically brings the artwork to life and deepens cultural connections across artforms, identities, and geographies. SoNA’s appearance at Crystal Bridges is supported by Greenwood Gearhart Investments. Ticketing details and event time TBA.
About SoNA Beyond:
SoNA Beyond showcases the vast spectrum of possibilities for classical music to reach audiences in new and innovative ways. SoNA Beyond presents a variety of concerts, programs, and other creative arts experiences that go beyond the symphony’s annual mainstage season of concerts. The new series features symphony musicians in creative ways, including chamber music performances, outdoor educational concerts, community partnerships, groundbreaking contemporary experiences, and more. SoNA Beyond rethinks the boundaries of what a symphony can do to innovate the artform, include new voices, and immerse SoNA in the Northwest Arkansas community – to give audiences an expansive view of what classical music is and who it serves.
All Day (Friday)
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way