UCA student featured at symphony concert this weekend

UCA senior Kyla Bailey will be the featured vocal soloist at the Conway Symphony Orchestra’s family concert, “The Symphony All Around You,” tomorrow at 2 p.m. at UCA’s Reynolds Performance Hall.

Children and youth of all ages will enjoy this concert, under the direction of Israel Getzov, UCA music professor and director of orchestras. Presented in an educational and entertaining format, the one-hour performance features action shots of the musicians with video close-ups of the instruments, bringing the action from the stage to the entire audience.

“We’re going to get inside the pieces, look at the different instruments, break down the melodies, and see how it all comes together to create the story of the music,” Getzov said.

Refreshments will follow the performance at a reception hosted by Penny Pockets, kids club mascot of concert sponsor First Security Bank. Children will also have the opportunity to “meet” the instruments after the show. Tickets for the family concert are $5 for all seats, and are available at the door or by calling the box office at (501) 450-3265.