The Conway Symphony Orchestra will perform a free community concert on Friday, September 19, 2014 in Simon Park, located Front and Main Streets in downtown Conway.
The “Anniversary in the Park” concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. The concert is underwritten by Southwestern Energy.
The orchestra will perform music for all ages, and everyone is encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs for the event to relax and enjoy live music as the sun goes down.
Izzy Getzov, conductor and music director of the CSO and director of orchestras for the University of Central Arkansas Department of Music, said the concert would be a season preview for what is to come. There will be highlights for the Nov. 1 opening night at UCA’s Reynolds Performance Hall when CSO will celebrate 30 years of musical excellence and education.
The one-hour performance at Simon Park will feature classical and popular music: Handel’s Watermusik; Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr.; a medley from the movie Frozen; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, Finale.
Although the concert is not aimed specifically at children, Getzov said he hoped the medley from Frozen would appeal to a younger audience and help with the concert’s theme of music for everyone.
In addition to making the performances accessible and enjoyable, CSO is involved in expanding community and educational outreach programs and aims to broaden their reach in classroom programs.
For more information about Conway Symphony Orchestra, contact Vicki Crockett, general manager, at (501) 269-1066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Communication, Mass Communication and Theatre, Music and Writing. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfacor call (501) 450-3293.