The UALR Community Orchestra will present its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 11, in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, in UALRâ€™s Fine Arts Building. Admission is free.
The 45-piece orchestra, directed by Victor Ellsworth, chair of UALRâ€™s Department of Music, will perform Ottorino Respighiâ€™s freely transcribed â€śAncient Dances and Airs for Lute, Suite 1â€ł and Gustav Holstâ€™s â€śSuite in E Flat,â€ť transcribed for orchestra by Gordon Jacob.
The orchestra will also present the 1970 Alan Hovhaness composition, â€śAnd God Created Great Whales, Op. 228, No. 1 for Orchestra and Tape.â€ť The composition incorporates taped songs of whales including humpback, bowhead, and killer whales.
The program will conclude with a medley of Leroy Anderson favorites featuring â€śBlue Tango,â€ť â€śBelle of the Ball,â€ť â€śThe Syncopated Clockâ€ť and â€śSerenataâ€ť as arranged by Calvin Custer.
Persons interested in playing with the orchestra are encouraged to call the UALR Music Department at 501.569.3294 for more information.