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story.lead_photo.caption Baritone Andre Chiang performs at colleges and churches across the state this week on behalf of the National Federation of Music Clubs.

Baritone Andre Chiang, winner of the men's voice division in the National Federation of Music Clubs 2017 Young Artist Competition, and pianist Mary S. Goode will give five Arkansas performances on the National Federation of Music Clubs' Arkansas Young Artist Tour this week:

• 7:30 p.m. Monday, Mabee Fine Arts Center, Ouachita Baptist University, 410 Ouachita St., Arkadelphia (870) 245-5129

• 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Great Room, Truman Arnold Center, Texarkana College, 2500 North Robinson Road, Texarkana, Texas, (870) 773-1118

• 7 p.m. Thursday, Fine Arts Center, University of Arkansas at Monticello, U.S. 425, Monticello (870) 460-1060

• 11 a.m. Friday, Pulaski Heights Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Drive, Little Rock

• 2 p.m. Sunday, White Lecture Hall, Robert Burns Building, Northwest Arkansas Community College, 1 College Drive, Bentonville. (479) 619-4261

Chiang's program will include the arias "Come un' ape ne giorni" from La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini and "Votre Toast" from Carmen by Georges Bizet; selections from Vier ernste Gesenge by Johannes Brahms; selections from Evidence of Things Not Seen by Ned Rorem; and some show tunes -- the title number from Sheldon Harnick's She Loves Me, "So in Love" from Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate, "If I Can't Love Her" from Beauty and the Beast and a Man of La Mancha medley.

River Rhapsodies

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra opens its 2018-19 River Rhapsodies Chamber Music season with "Mozart and Schumann," 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Great Hall, Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.

The orchestra's principal clarinet, Kelly Johnson, with Katherine Williamson and Geoffrey Robson, violins; Ryan Mooney, viola; and David Gerstein, cello, will play the Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The orchestra's Quapaw Quartet -- Mooney, Gerstein and violinists Meredith Maddox Hicks and Charlotte Crosmer -- will play the String Quartet No. 1 in a minor, Op. 41, No. 1, by Robert Schumann. Principal horn David Renfro, with Williamson, Mooney and Gerstein, will open the concert with 26.2 by Kenji Bunch.

Tickets are $23, $10 for students and active duty military. Call (501) 666-1761, Extension 1, or visit

Indigo Girls at WAC

Indigo Girls (Amy Ray and Emily Saliers), touring in support of their album One Lost Day, perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fayetteville's at Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. Tickets are $30-$50 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit

'Our Fair Ladies'

"Our Fair Ladies: Arkansas State Fair Gowns and Rodeo Attire," a collection of more than 20 gowns and pageant attire from Arkansas State Fair Queen and Arkansas State Fair Rodeo Queen pageant winners, goes on display Monday at the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock. The exhibition, which coincides with the Arkansas State Fair (Oct. 11-21) and is in partnership with the Arkansas Livestock Show Association, remains up through Nov. 4; hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9685 or visit

'Water About Us'

Core Dance, HEARding Cats Collective and Chauncey Williams will give six performances of "AQurld Waves at The Water About Us," 7, 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday in the swimming pool of the UCA HPER Center, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. It's part of "The Water About Us," a collaboration between the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication and Conway Eco+Arts Fest 2018. The performers will use special instruments and devices underwater, project video on the water and on poolside screens and execute movement sequences in the water and poolside. Audience members should provide their own folding chairs if they sit poolside or they can float in the water with the performers (providing their own bathing suits and towels). Admission is by free ticket, available online at

As part of the project, artists Maya Gelfman and Roie Avidan will create a water-theme art installation, with the help of UCA students, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Laurel Park, 2310 Robinson Ave., Conway. All week they -- UCA students and Conway residents -- will be in workshops at venues across campus and the city creating the components -- blue yarn-wrapped polystyrene balls -- for a permanent ceiling mural for the Academic Bridge Center in the UCA Office of Diversity and Community.

Odesza at AMP

American electronic music band Odesza, on its "2018: A Moment Apart" tour, performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. Gates open at 5:30. Tickets are $26-$55 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit

Pilgrimage songs

The University of Arkansas' Schola Cantorum and the World Music Ensemble will give two performances of "Songs from the Camino," inspired by an Honors College course, Honors Passport, that traveled in May to points along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain:

• An Honors College House Concert, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Honors Student Lounge, Room 130, University of Arkansas' Gearhart Hall, 340 N. Campus Drive, Fayetteville. A light reception will follow.

• 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Subiaco Abbey, 405 N. Subiaco Ave., Subiaco.

Schola Cantorum will perform sacred medieval and renaissance music associated with pilgrimage churches. The World Music Ensemble will perform some of the 13th-century Cantigas de Santa Maria.

Admission to both concerts is free. Call (479) 575-4884 or visit

Replacing Cardi B

Hip-hop performer 2 Chainz will replace Cardi B, who canceled concert appearances following the recent birth of her daughter, on MusicFest lineup, performing at 11 p.m. in Oct. 19, Griffin Music Hall, 101 E. Locust St. in El Dorado's Murphy Arts District. Tickets are $70, $85 for the pit. Call (877) 940-3334 or visit

Seeking Treasure

Nov. 16 is the deadline to submit nominees to the Arkansas Arts Council for its 2019 Arkansas Living Treasure Award, which goes to an artist or craftsman who excels in the creation of a traditional craft and who preserves and advances it through community outreach and by teaching others. Nominees must have lived in the state for at least one year. A full list of criteria is available online at

An independent panel will select the recipient based on quality of work, contributions to traditional crafts fields and community efforts. A May ceremony, as part of Arkansas Heritage Month, will honor the winner. Call (501) 324-9348 or email

The Quapaw Quartet — (from left) Ryan Mooney, viola; Charlotte Crosmer, violin; David Gerstein, cello; and Meredith Maddox Hicks, violin — performs for the Arkansas Symphony’s River Rhapsodies concert Tuesday at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock.

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