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Conway Symphony Orchestra plans 'preview party'

by The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | March 15, 2009 at 2:03 a.m.

— The public is invited to a night of music, food and fun with friends as the Conway Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors and the new Conway Symphony Orchestra Guild welcome a trio from the National Symphony Orchestra at 6 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the Hulen Ballroom at Hendrix College in Conway.

The Preview Party includes the chamber concert, cocktails and dinner for $50 per person. A limited number of tickets are available until Friday by contacting the CSO office at (501) 269-1066 or symphony@conwaycorp.net. Sponsored tables are also available for $500 for a table of eight, and include several recognition opportunities, and a reserved table for your guests.

In partnership with Orchestras Feeding America, attendees will be asked to bring nonperishable items for local food banks, including St. Peter's Episcopal Church, First United Methodist Church, Bethlehem House, Central Baptist Church and Soul Food Cafe. A food drive will also be held at the Saturday, March 28, performance of the National Symphony Orchestra at the University of Central Arkansas.

The Conway Symphony Orchestra and UCA are local organizers of this national program, which includes more than 160 orchestras in 45 states, and is being held in conjunction with the movie release of The Soloist.

Performers for the Preview Party will be National Symphony Orchestra musicians Aaron Goldman, assistant principal flutist; Abigail Evans, assistant principal viola; and Jeffrey Weisner, bass. Goldman was principal flutist of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra before joining NSO. Formerly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Evans attended the Cleveland Institute of Music. Weisner is active in venues around the country as a performer and teacher and was trained at Boston University and the Peabody Conservatory.

River Valley Ozark, Pages 156 on 03/15/2009


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