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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES Saint Louis Brass to set tones at Harding, Lyon, HSU

by Eric E. Harrison | October 3, 2010 at 4:19 a.m.

— Saint Louis Brass - Allan Dean and Ray Sasaki, trumpet; Thomas Bacon, horn; Melvyn Jernigan, trombone; and David Perantoni, tuba - will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Administration Auditorium of Harding University in Searcy.

The program will include three numbers from Praetorius Dance Suite No. 2, music by Michael Praetorius, arranged by Dean; Daylight at Midnight by Dana Wilson; Animal Ditties No. 8 for Brass Quintet by Anthony Plog; a Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn medley put together by Joey Sellers; Wolfgang’s Frolics by Francis Schwartz; music of Renaissance Spain, arranged by Dean; Dean’s arrangement of ¡Tango! by Astor Piazzolla; Divertimento for Neglected (?) Musical (?) Instruments (?) by Wayne Scott; and Sellers’ Tribute to Pops.

The concert is a part of Harding’s Classical Lyceum Series. Tickets are $3. Call (501) 279-4343.

The quintet, on a tour of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, will perform essentially the same program (with slight possible variations, according to Jernigan) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Bevens Music Room at Lyon College, 2300 Highland Ave., Batesville (the college’s annual Ashley-Lewis Concert), and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Harwood Recital Hall, Russell Fine Arts Building, at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. Admission toboth concerts is free.

The quintet will also give a free workshop at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Reynolds Center on the Harding campus and a free brass master class/clinic at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Henderson State’s recital hall.

‘Trout’ fishing

Pianist Tatiana Roitman will join Kiril Laskarov, violin; Katherine Reynolds, viola; David Gerstein, cello; and Barron Weir, bass, all members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, to play the Piano Quintet in A major, D.667, “The Trout,” by Franz Schubert in the opening concert of the ASO’s River Rhapsodies Chamber Series, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the GreatHall of the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.

The “Symphony Stars” program will also feature violinists Laskarov and Andrew Irvin, the orchestra’s co-concertmasters, and Meredith Maddox Hicks as soloists in the Concerto for three violins in F major by Antonio Vivaldi, and the orchestra’s Rockefeller Quartet - Chris Baker and Darby BeDell, violins; Reynolds, viola; and Daniel Cline, cello - in the String Quartet No. 1 in e minor by Frank Bridge.

Series sponsors are public radio stations KLRE-FM, 90.5, and KUAR-FM, 89.1. Tickets are $22, $10 for students. Call (501) 666-1761 or visit the website,‘Vocal Designs’

Sopranos Suzanne Banister and Christine Donohue will be part of a program called “Vocal Designs at The Village,” 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, in conjunction with the Conway Symphony Orchestra Designer House at The Village at Hendrix, 1105 Reynolds Ave., Conway.

The event will also feature a tour of the house, food and beverages. Tickets are $20, half-price with a ticket stub from the Sept. 28 “Three Phantoms” concert in Conway. Call (501) 269-1066.

‘Great Quintets’

Musicians from the Chamber Music Society of LincolnCenter will put on a concert called “Great Quintets” at 8 p.m. Friday in Baum Walker Hall of the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville.

Ani and Ida Kavafian, violin; Paul Neubauer and Mark Holloway, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; and David Shifrin, clarinet, will perform the String Quintet in E-flat major, K.614, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; the String Quintet in A major, op.18, by Felix Mendelssohn; and the Clarinet Quintet in b minor, op.115, by Johannes Brahms.

The concert is part of the center’s 10x10 Arts Series. Tickets are $10-$25. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit the website,

Chinese Cirque

The 30-member Chinese troupe Cirque Shanghai: Bai Xi will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway.

“Bai Xi” means “100 amazing acts”; the show fuses the modern “Cirque” show style and technology with centuries-old Chinese acrobatic techniques.

Tickets are $30-$40, $27-$37 for senior citizens, with discounts for UCA alumni, faculty and staff, and free for UCA students with a current student ID. Call (501) 450-3235 or (866) 810-0012, or visit the website,

Jazz stylings

Jazz pianist Harry Sniderwill join Joe Vick, bass, and Dave Rogers, drums, for the Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation’s Monday Night Jazz Project at 8 p.m. Monday at The Afterthought, 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock.

Cover charge is $5. Call (501) 228-9999 or (501) 663-1196.

Children’s theater

Dallas Children’s Theater will put on its touring production of Giggle, Giggle, Quack, adapted by James E. Grote from the book by Doreen Cronin, with music and lyrics by George Howe, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium at East Arkansas Community College-Forrest City, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City.

Tickets are $12, $8 for children. Call (870) 633-4480, Extension 352 or 362, or visit the website,

Windy program

The University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble will give its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA in Conway.

The program will include Cuban Overture by George Gershwin; Toccata by Girolamo Frescobaldi; Sea Songs by Thomas Knox; and Over the Hills and Far Away by Percy Grainger. Ricky Brooks conducts.

Admission is free. Call (501) 450-5764.

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