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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: ASO musicians to play 'Duo, Trio, Quartet' set

by Eric E. Harrison | November 7, 2021 at 12:00 a.m.
Kronos Quartet plays the music while filmmaker Sam Green narrates and black-and-white images cross the screen in the live documentary “A Thousand Thoughts,” Saturday and Nov. 14 at the Momentary’s RØDE House in Bentonville. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Waleed Shah)

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra musicians play "Duo, Trio, Quartet" for the second concert in its 2021-22 River Rhapsodies Chamber Music season, 7 p.m. Tuesday at in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.

Violinist Linnaea Brophy and cellist Jacob Wunsch will play the "Duo for Violin and Cello" by Bohuslav Martinu. The Rockefeller Quartet — Trisha McGovern Freeney and Brophy, violins; Katherine Reynolds, viola; and Wunsch, cello — will play the "String Quartet No. 64" in D major, op.76, No. 5, by Franz Joseph Haydn.

Algimantis Staskevicius, violin; Tatiana Kotcherguina, viola; and Stephen Feldman, cello, will play the "Serenade" for String Trio, op.10, by Ernst von Dohnanyi. And Geoffrey Robson, violin; David Gerstein, cello; and Hee-Kyung Juhn, piano, will play the "Piano Trio No. 2" in e minor by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Tickets are $26, $10 for students and active duty military. Per Clinton Presidential Center guidelines, all musicians, venue staff and patrons are required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth and show proof of covid-19 vaccination to be admitted. Call (501) 666-1761, Extension 1, or visit ArkansasSymphony.org.

Kronos documentary

Kronos Quartet — David Harrington and John Sherba, violins; Hank Dutt, viola; and Sunny Yang, cello — and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green, in collaboration with Emmy Award-winning writer and editor Joe Bini, will present the live documentary, "A Thousand Thoughts," 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at The Momentary's RØDE House, 507 S.E. E St., Bentonville.

Green will narrate live onstage while the quartet performs the score, with archival footage, photos and interviews with quartet members and collaborators, including Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Terry Riley, Tanya Tagaq and Steve Reich, appearing on the screen.

Tickets are $29, $23 for Momentary members. Call (479) 657-2335 or visit tickets.crystalbridges-themomentary.org/50217/50218.

Turkey Trot 5K

The United Way of Central Arkansas hosts its seventh annual Turkey Trot 5K and Gobble Wobble Kids Mile on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 25, at Centennial Valley Country Club, 1600 Centennial Club Drive, Conway.

It's the year's largest United Way local fundraiser. The 2020 races were virtual, says United Way Executive Director Jennifer Boyett. Conway Regional Health System is the sponsor.

The Kid's Mile, starting at 8 a.m., is open to children 10 and younger. The Turkey Trot 5K starts at 8:30. A virtual option is available for those who cannot be present.

All participants receive a swag bag sponsored by Bledsoe Chiropractic that includes a T-shirt, neck gaiter, custom race bib sponsored by Smith Ford and the legendary Turkey Trot spinning turkey medal sponsored by Garcia Wealth Management. Registration fee is $35 for the 5K and $25 for the Kids Mile, available up until the morning of the race. Sign up at uwcark.org.

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