UALR Community Orchestra Holds Spring Concert May 11

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 UALR’s Fine Arts Building. Admission is free.

The 45-piece orchestra, directed by Victor Ellsworth, chair of UALR’s Department of Music, will perform Ottorino Respighi’s freely transcribed “Ancient Dances and Airs for Lute, Suite 1″ and Gustav Holst’s “Suite in E Flat,” transcribed for orchestra by Gordon Jacob.

The orchestra will also present the 1970 Alan Hovhaness composition, “And God Created Great Whales, Op. 228, No. 1 for Orchestra and Tape.” 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 “Blue Tango,” “Belle of the Ball,” “The Syncopated Clock” and “Serenata” 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.

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