By Dylan T. Kinkade
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

The University of Central Arkansas Horn Ensemble will assemble for a performance in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on Oct. 9.

The 6 p.m. performance is free to the public. The event will be helmed by Dr. Brent Shires, associate professor of horn in his 20th year at UCA.

The performance will consist of 10 undergraduate students as well as one graduate student. Some student members will direct the group as well.

“We’re really tackling a tough repertoire, and I’m proud of the students for working so hard to give a great performance,” Shires said.

The performance will feature French horns only, playing old Renaissance pieces called motets originally written for singers. The ensemble will also play the main theme music from the movie Robin Hood, by Michael Kamen, as well as a piece by Kerry Turner called Hymnus, designed to take a horn ensemble and emulate organ music.

The UCA Horn Ensemble will travel to participate and perform at Wichita State University in Kansas for the Mid-South Regional Horn Workshop on Oct. 12.

For more information, contact Shires at bshires@uca.edu or (501) 450-5768.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the School of Communication with Communication, Journalism, Public Relations and Writing, as well as the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative 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/cfc or call (501) 450-3293.