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SoNA Beyond and Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation: Rhythms and Reading

wed15mar4:30 pmwed6:00 pmSoNA Beyond and Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation: Rhythms and Reading

Event Details

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), the Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation, and the Fayetteville Public Library co-present a youth-centered interactive and educational experience – part book reading, part performance, and part demonstration. The event will feature a classic Indian story alongside a presentation between SoNA Principal Violist Jesse Collett and Ra-Ve Carnatic vocalist Vijayashri Vittal, traversing the boundaries between western and Indian musical styles. This event is free and open to the public. Join us to gain hands-on experience with both classical Indian music and classical western music!

After reading the classic story The Jackal and the Drum, Jesse Collett will demonstrate how to play the viola, Vijayashri will demonstrate the oral tradition of singing rhythms, and the entire group will be led through the experience of creating their own songs and beats. The event will wrap up with an instrument “petting zoo” allowing children to try out instruments.


(Wednesday) 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm