The Academy of the Arts at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has scheduled two concerts for the month of December that will feature the talents of its Academy Orchestra, Prelude String Orchestra and Youth Honor Symphony Orchestra members.
The Academy Orchestra, under the direction of Dan Mays of Fort Smith, and Prelude String Orchestra, directed by Krista Mays of Fort Smith, will perform a mixture of classical and holiday music at 12:30 Dec. 15 in the Echols Conference Center.
The second concert is at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 in Breedlove Auditorium and will feature the Youth Honor Symphony Orchestra directed by Dan Mays. This orchestra will perform a mixture of classical and holiday music, from Aaron Copland’s “Hoedown” to the popular holiday tune, “Sleigh Ride,” by Leroy Anderson.
“The Youth Honor Symphony Orchestra program is the flagship of the Academy’s orchestra program and is providing area students with a high level artistic performing experience,” said Dr. Rosilee Russell of Fort Smith, executive director of the Academy. “It’s a full symphonic orchestra for wind, brass, string and percussion students at the high school level. It’s exciting to see how this program is growing and maturing.”
Performers in the two concerts are:
Alma: Noah Wofford.
Fort Smith: Sara Bailey, Sharece Bausley, Emily Bieker, Nathan Boyd, Valeri Byrd, Sherri Carver, Estefani Carcomo, Marissa Caufield, Kimberly Cordon, Jaden Espina, Ryan Farmer, Matthew Farrar, Jake Gatlin, Christopher Ha, Jacob Harris, Kendyll Hawkins, Persephone Himes, Brandon L. Jones, Cherry Linthavong, Aidan Mays, Dana Mays, Dani Mays, Chloe McDaniel, MathiasMerriwether, Maleka Momand, Andy Nguyen, Christian Parker, Luciano Perez, Kimberly Phan, Melissa Phillips, Vanessa Riddle, Pamela Rosales, Krysta Ruano, Mason Sangster, Scotty Scott, Shelby Staton, Lucas Teoh, Armani Thammathong, William Vearrier, Vivian Vo, Rasa Vongkhamchanh, Gabe Waltman and Dalton Weaver.
Greenwood: Emily Godette and Cortney Hicks.
Van Buren: Hannah Martin and Patrick Martin.
For more information, contact Russell at 479-788-7546 or administrative specialist Sarah Taylor at 479-788-7253.