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Artspree is funded in part by generous grants from the UALR Chancellor's Circle and
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Kathakali, South Indian Classical Dance-Drama

Sunday September 28, 2014

3:00 p.m.

UALR Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall








Kathakali is an Indian dance drama by V. Kaladharan, K. Shanmukhan and K. Sukumaran showcasing India’s highly stylized classical dance and drama. Kathakali combines dancing, acting, vocal music, percussion and costumes in one art form dating back to 17th century India. Kaladharan and Shanmukhan will present selected scenes from prominent Kathakali plays. Kaladharan will explain the story and context, and then Shanmukhan will perform each scene. Sukumaran will present the costuming and makeup for the performance.

W.S. Holland Band

Friday, October 10, 2014

7:30 p.m.

Ron Robinson Theater

Free Admission
Limited seating


W.S. Holland Band



W.S. “Fluke” Holland, the only drummer who played with Johnny Cash, is known around the world as a true pioneer of a variety of American music genre including rockabilly, country, folk, and rock ‘n’ roll. His driving “train like” rhythms and innovative rockabilly shuffles are distinctively present on numerous classic hit records including some of rock ‘n’ roll’s original anthems such as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Matchbox,” and “Honey Don’t” by Carl Perkins, “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” and dozens of other iconic recordings by the legendary Johnny Cash & The Tennessee 3.

Holland played drums on the Bob Dylan/Cash sessions that resulted in Dylan’s famous “Nashville Skyline” album. When Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson embarked on the tour, The Highwaymen, it was Holland who provided the group’s beat in concerts around the world. Considered “The World’s First Rock & Roll Drummer” and the first artist ever to play a full set of drums on the Grand Ole Opry stage, Holland has gained his rightful place in American music history and continues to inspire and influence artists worldwide today while playing with his own band

Part of Johnny Cash exhibit presented by UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture

Anton Baranov

Sunday, March 1, 2014

3:00 p.m.

UALR Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall

Winner of 2013 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artists Competition


Russian guitarist Anton Baranov is a prizewinner of more than 15 prestigious international competitions, including the Koblenz Guitar Competition, Andrés Segovia Competition, Agustín Barrios Competition, Robert Vidal Competition, and Pittaluga Guitar Competition. At the height of his young career, he won both the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the Francisco Tárrega Competition in 2013. Known for his daring interpretation and innovative programming, Baranov graduated from St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory with grants from the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Russian Performing
Arts Foundation.


Trevor Wye

On flute with Pianist Kaeko Suzuki

Friday, April 10, 2015

7:30 p.m.

UALR Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall


Trevor Wye studied the flute privately with Geoffrey Gilbert and the celebrated Marcel Moyse. He was a freelance orchestral and chamber music player on the London scene for many years and made several solo recordings, notably on his specialist instrument, the flute d’amour, which he reintroduced to modern times.

He enjoys serving on juries for international competitions as well as giving recitals, including his unique Carnival Show, a hilarious performance with commentary during which he plays on 60 different flutes. He founded the British Flute Society along with the International Summer, the biggest flute summer camp in the world.

He served as director of the camp from its founding in 1969 through 1988. In 1990 he was made an honorary Fellow of the Royal Northern College of Music, and in 2011 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Flute Association.



Main Floor Tickets   $15
UALR students free
UALR Faculty & Staff free

Other students $10
Group rates are available

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