Conway Symphony Orchestra announces March 2 concert

The Conway Symphony Orchestra returns to the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts in “Origin Stories” presented by Engage Management at 7:30 p.m. March 2. Maestro Israel Getzov will conduct the concert featuring the music of Bach and Mozart.

“Engage Management is dedicated to supporting the arts, culture, and entertainment scene in our community, striving to provide increased opportunities for our residents,” said Morgan Lefler of Engage Management. 

J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major and Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A major are featured for this performance in the state-of-the-art Windgate Center Concert Hall.

“This repertoire is perfectly matched to our perfect new venue,” said Israel Getzov, Music Director and Conductor of the CSO. Getzov’s commentary during the concert will reveal the origins of these compositions and he will discuss their importance in the artistic lives of the creators, as well as the generations of artists that have followed. “We’ll take a journey inside the minds of Bach and Mozart to unveil the greatness of these two beloved composers and their masterpieces,” he said.

In keeping with the “Origins” concert theme, CSO has invited the Physics and Biology Departments of UCA, and the Hendrix Neuroscience and Psychology clubs to present displays before the concert begins. These will include demonstrations on how music originates as vibrations, the route those vibrations travel in mammalian brains to become sounds, how ears perform this transformation at physical and cellular levels, and how humans experience music, both typically and atypically. The displays will be available to the public beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Windgate Center.

The lobby and box office open at 6:30 p.m., one hour before the performance. Purchase tickets at 501.450.3265, at the box office or at Adult tickets are $30 to $60. UCA faculty/staff save $10 on adult tickets; student tickets are $15; and, children’s tickets are $15 with an adult ticket purchase, available through the box office only.

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