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Chamber concerts

The Faulkner Chamber Music Festival summer faculty will perform in two concerts this week in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock.

• For "Reflections," 5:30 p.m. today, violinists Katherine Williamson and Yaira Matyakubova, violist Ryan Mooney, viola and cellist Emily Taubl will perform Reflections on the theme B-A-C-H by Sofia Gubaidulina, and Williamson and Geoffrey Robson, violins; Mooney, viola; Taubl, cello; and Andrius Zlabys, piano, will perform Cesar Franck's Piano Quintet in f minor and Zlabys' Movement for String Quartet and Piano.

Zlabys and cellist Jeremy Crosmer will play the Cello Sonata by Claude Debussy to open a concert titled "Motives," 7:30 p.m. Friday. The program will also include:

• Aaron Jay Kernis' On Distant Shores with Crosmer on solo cello: Andreas Oeste, solo oboe; Robson and Williamson, violin; Mooney, viola; Philip Boulanger, cello; and Zlabys, piano.

• Johannes Brahms' String Sextet No. 2 in G major, op.36, with Matyakubova and Robson, violin; Mooney and Williamson, viola; and Boulanger and Crosmer, cello.

The Chamber Music Society of Little Rock is organizing this summer's festival, the 12th, with support from the Arkansas Arts Council and the Acansa Arts Festival.

Tickets are $15, free for students and festival members. Call (501) 215-1132 or visit the website,, or the Facebook page,


School of Rock

Movies in the Park, making up a rain-out, will screen School of Rock (2003), with Jack Black as a former rocker taking on a substitute teaching assignment at a strict private school, at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) Wednesday in First Security Amphitheater, Riverfront Park, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Families, picnics, and leashed pets are fine; glass containers are not. Food trucks will be available to sell food and drink. An adult must accompany all children under 18 -- ID is required. The amphitheater opens one hour before the screening. Visit the website,, or the Facebook page,

Style on 07/31/2018


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