More events happening in our community:
Square to Square Bike Ride
DATE: Saturday, May 12, 8am-3pm
LOCATION: Razorback Regional Greenway
TICKETS: $25 (adults), $15 (kids 9-13), Free (under 9)
Artosphere edition of KUAF’s Ozarks at Large - LIVE RECORDING!
DATE: Tuesday, June 12, 7pm
LOCATION: Sudduth Garden Room at Walton Arts Center (attendees will enter through the Rose Garden on the northest side of the building)
TICKETS: Free & Open to the Public (registration required)
ABOUT: Artosphere Festival and KUAF co-host a special edition of Ozarks at Large live at Walton Arts Center. The program, which will air on June 14, will be a front porch style conversation focused around water and its importance to our region, nation and world. It will include live music performances by Still on the Hill, audience participation and conversations led by Kyle Kellams with a group of local and national guests who have unique perspectives, experiences, and knowledge of the topic. Special guests will include conservationist and writer Carl Safina as well as the co-founder and executive director of Restore the Earth Foundation PJ Marshall.
Trillium Salon Series & AFO Musicans Present: 21st Century Chamber Music
DATE: Monday, June 18, 8pm
LOCATION: 21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville
TICKETS: The concert is free but with limited seating. For more information visit www.trilliumsalonseries.com.
ABOUT: An emphasis on music of the 21st century is a perfect fit for a collaboration between members of the Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere Festival Orchestra, 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville & Trillium Salon Series. In fact, the oldest piece on the program is David Lang’s “Thorn” for solo flute, which the Pulitzer-prize winning composer wrote in 1993.
Two women composers are featured, both collaborators with groundbreaking and always boundary-pushing Kronos Quartet. The New York City-based string group commissioned Missy Mazzoli’s mournfully kinetic piece “Harp & Altar” for strings and electronics in 2009.
Composer Wu Man, a pipa virtuoso (a traditional four stringed instrument sometimes described as the Chinese lute) and longtime collaborator with Kronos, had never composed for string quartet prior to the Kronos Quartet asking her to contribute to their ambitious “Fifty for the Future” project. The result is “Four Chinese Paintings,” her first ever attempt at writing for string quartet. “ Writing a piece for string quartet was a great challenge for me,” writes Wu Man in describing her contribution to the project, explaining, “Though I have written and improvised countless works for the pipa, composing for Western string instruments was a brand new experience.”
The salon will also feature a quartet for four violas written by Artosphere Orchestra’s own Charles Krenner in 2010. This work, filled with resonant cascades, was composed for a highly unusual combination of four violas. Together the pieces embrace the rhythms and textures of 21st century classical music.
Trillium Salon Series was founded in May of 2016 by KUAF public radio’s classical host Katy Henriksen & Glenn France. Our mission is to take classical and new music outside the concert hall into intimate and unusual settings to reimagine the concert experience and build connections in our community.
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks’
Creek Critters: A Family Class
DATE: Friday, June 22, 6pm-7:30pm
LOCATION: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
TICKETS: Free for members, $10 (adults), $5 (children 8-13)