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music: soprano on tour

Soprano Shaina MartinezShe is the winner of the Female Vocal category at the National Association of Music Clubs’ Biennial Young Artists Competition.

Schedule (free admission for all performances):

◼️ Thursday at 7 p.m., 346 University Drive off US 425, Monticello, University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center, Monticello. (870) 460-1060

◼️ Friday at 11am, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock, under the auspices of the Little Rock Musical Coterie. (501) 666-2813

◼️ Sept. 11, 2:00 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 2535 W. New Hope Road, Rogers, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Goss in memory of Mary Shumberger

◼️ September 12, 7:30 PM, Mabee Fine Arts Center, Ouachita Baptist University, 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia. (870) 245-5129

◼️ September 13, 7:00 PM, Stillwell Humanities Music Hall, Texarkana College, 2500 N. Robinson Road, Texarkana. (870) 773-1118

Program: “Doretta’s Lover” from “La Rondine” by Giacomo Puccini. Four settings for Emily Dickinson’s poem “Will Morning Really Come?” by Richard Handley, Lori Leitman, Ricky Ian Gordon and Andre Previn. The Women of French Composers series — Gabriel Fauré’s Lydia, Claude Debussy’s Jane, Henri Duparc’s Fidel, Eric Satie’s Sylvie, Francis Poulenc’s Malvina . His three songs by Gordon: “I Am Cherry Alive”,”A Horse with Wings” , “Joy.”

Martinez’s first prize in the June 2021 online competition includes $20,000 and two years of concert bookings, including this five-performance tour.

solo violinist

Violinist Jennifer Coe will perform a program of works for solo violin at Momentary in Bentonville on Friday. (Democratic Gazette/Special to Jürgen Frank)
Violinist Jennifer Coe I will be giving a solo recital on Friday at 8pm at the RODE House stage at Momentary, 507 SE E St., Bentonville.

Billed as an “unforgettable night of contemporary classical music” includes Katie Agox’s “Thirst and Quenching”, Tania Leung’s “Anima”, Missy Mazzoli’s “Hail, Horrors, Hale”, Ellen Such as Reed’s “Brick Red Mood”. , “The Warmth in My Veins” by Nina Shekhar, “Ultraviolet, Efflorescent” by Lester St. Louis, “Hover and Reseed” by Wang Lu, “Surely There Was a Sign” by Nina C. Young “The Constitution of Mina Cecilia” by Patrick Castillo; Together, but Alone (In Quarantine)”, “Better Angels” by Ken Ueno, “Kindling” by Rajna Swaminathan, “Springs Eternal” by Anthony Cheung, “Shiner” by Cassie Wieland, “Windowsills” by Du Yun , “You Are Still Here” by Sarah Gibson, “Urman” by Adeliia Faizullina, “Cooper and Emma” Angelica Negron.

Tickets are $30 for general admission. $50 “Premium”; $24 Temporary Member; $15 for students under 17 or students with valid student ID. Visit

“Violin Virtuoso”

Violinist Kirill Rascalov, pianist Karl Anthony, co-concertmaster of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, will perform works composed for and dedicated to the famous violinist in a program titled “The Violin Virtuoso”. North Little Rock. This is the opening event for the Church’s 2022-23 Senses Season.

The program, adapted from a canceled January 18th concert, includes Fritz Kreisler’s Prelude and Allegro, attributed to Gaetano Pugnani. 1st movement “Allegro Moderato” from Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto” in D major, op.35. “Meditation” from “Thais” by Jules Massenet. and “Scherzo” in C Minor by Johannes Brahms (from the “FAE” Sonata, which also includes movements by Robert Schumann and Albert Herrmann).

Admission is free. This is followed by a reception for the performers in the parish hall of the church. The performance will be streamed live and can be viewed later at Call (501) 753-3578 or email [email protected]

Rascaloff and Anthony will repeat the program on September 11th at 3:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church Sanctuary at 275 Asturias Drive, Pines, Carmona Road, Hot Springs Village. Admission is free. Proceeds will go to the Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild Children’s Concert Fund. Visit

etc. : victorian toy making

A thaumatrope, a Victorian-era toy made from a disk painted on both sides and attached to two strings, “Creation Station — Thaumatrope” Saturday 10am-noon at Rogers Historical Museum, 313 S. 2nd Street, Cherry Street, Rogers. Museum educators will teach attendees how to recreate this ‘wonderful spinning machine’ and demonstrate what entertainment was like before video games, mobile phones and electronics. Make a thaumatrope to take home. Admission is free. Call (479) 621-1154 or visit