UA Little Rock to Host Piano Ensemble Concert Nov. 15

UALR Music Professor Naoki Hakutani

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Literary and Performing Arts will host a concert by the UA Little Rock Piano Ensemble and the UA Little Rock Extended Education Advanced Piano Ensemble on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Building on the UA Little Rock campus.

The piano ensembles, which are directed by Dr. Naoki Hakutani, associate professor of music, will feature arrangements for two pianos and eight hands of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Carl Maria von Weber’s “Invitation to the Dance,” and Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries.” Also on the program will be four-hand selections by Maurice Ravel, Cecile Chaminade, Aram Khachaturian, and Moritz Moszkowski.

The UA Little Rock Piano Ensemble is the primary ensemble for pianists involved in music performance study at UA Little Rock and is also open to other student pianists through audition.

For more information, please contact Geneva Galloway at 501-916-3291 or

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