Department of Music holds fall concerts

UA Little Rock musicians perform at the 2015 Burgers at Bailey.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Music has an exciting line up of concerts this week to celebrate the holiday season. 

Join the UA Little Rock Department of Music faculty for a Choral Ensembles Christmas Concert featuring songs of the holiday season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30.

On Friday, Dec. 1, the Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. The Wind Ensemble is composed of musicians from the university and the community and performs great classic literature for winds, transcriptions of the masters, and arrangements and compositions by UA Little Rock faculty and students.

Additionally, the Community Orchestra, led by Victor Ellsworth, will hold a rousing performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. This performance features music from the 18th century with a Mozart piano concert by four piano soloists, including Michael Caysido, Ethan Day, Eri Okawa, and Samuel Schalchlin.

Associate Professor Andy Wen will delight audience members with a recital featuring Wen’s talent on the saxophone. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.

Wen’s faculty recital will include four world premieres: Dr. Robert Boury’s Dialogue, for soprano saxophone and piano; Joshua Reed’s Ballade for alto saxophone and piano; Dr. Neil Flory’s Concerto with piano; and L.A. Logrande’s Bouncing Owen.

The week of musical events concludes with a student recital featuring Cody Jackson on the trombone at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4.

All performances are free and open to the public and will take place in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the UA Little Rock Fine Arts building.

For more information, contact the UA Little Rock Department of Music at 501-569-3294.

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