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UA Little Rock to Host Second Annual Chancellor’s Concert April 13

Join us for the Chancellor's Concert on April 13!
Join us for the Chancellor's Concert on April 13!

The School of Literary and Performing Arts is hosting its second annual Chancellor’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13.

The concert is free and open to the public and will take place in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall located in the Fine Arts Building.

A performance unlike any other, the Chancellor’s Concert features every student ensemble in the music program at UA Little Rock, including selected student soloists.

“You may attend a Wind Ensemble concert, Choirs concert, or Percussion concert other times during the year, but this concert features all those groups and more,” said Dr. Justin Bunting, assistant professor of percussion and Chancellor’s Concert creator.

Groups performing at this year’s Chancellor’s Concert include the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Women’s Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Piano Ensemble, and Flute Ensemble.

Pieces to be performed at the concert include “At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners” by Williametta Spencer, “Fantasy on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen” arranged by Mack Wilberg, “For the Beauty of the Earth” by John Rutter, “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” by David Mann, “Shell” by Emma O’Halloran, “Sing, Wearing the Sky” by Jake Runestad, and “Porgy and Bess Suite” by George Gershwin.

“This concert showcases the culmination of the work of music students and faculty across the whole year,” said Dr. Sarah Beth Estes, dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education. “It’s a great event for learning about all the exciting work going on in the music program at UA Little Rock.”

UA Little Rock students Andrew Battie, Stephen Graham, Kaitlyn Kendrick, Analise McKenzie, and Christian Waldron have been selected as individual student soloists who will also be performing.

“The diverse nature of each individual ensemble lends itself to the creation of unique concert experiences each spring when you come to the Chancellor’s Concert,” Bunting said.

For more information or questions regarding the event, please contact the School of Literary and Performing Arts at 501-916-3291.