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Circus Oz returns to Walton Arts Center and two of the performers tell us what it is like to run away to the circus.

Fast & Furious: SoNA's Musical Momentum

Jan 25, 2017

In this weekend's Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) concert, momentum takes center stage with a diverse array of shorter works from John Adams, Kodaly, Rachmaninov, and Ravel, as well as a world premiere. "It's a progression from stillness to flat out blinding speed," explains Music Director Paul Haas. Find out more via the full audio interview streaming below.

Chad Burris grew up in the Van Buren-Alma area and fell in love with the stage, acting in productions with the Young Actors Guild. Now he's touring with the national production of Book of Mormon.

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) presents a series of Christmas concerts Dec. 3 and 4 to open their 2016-2017 season at the newly renovated Walton Arts Center. Music Director Paul Haas describes these concerts as a place where we can all come together and celebrate humanity.

"For me it's one of my favorite concerts of the year," he tells Katy Henriksen. "There's a feeling of community." 

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Dec. 2 the newly renovated Walton Arts Center will continue its 25th season with a performance by the world's largest-selling jazz instrumentalist. Chris Botti began playing trumpet in the 3rd grade and Friday’s concert will be his first performance in Arkansas. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $45.

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After 16 months of construction, Walton Arts Center’s renovation project is wrapping up in time for the start of its 25th season. At Saturday’s grand reopening, the newly-renovated facility will be open for the community to explore during two public events. Earlier this week, we took a tour of the updated building.

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Cyrille Aimee was raised in France, where she fell in love with the gypsy jazz of artists such as Django Reinhardt. She later sang on street corners with friends and was discovered at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Friday evening, she'll perform at Walton Arts Center as part of the Starlight Jazz Series.

MUSIC: "Minor Swing" Django Reinhart

Jenni Taylor Swain is leaving Walton Arts Center after more than twenty-five years. She reflects on her career there that began before the venue was built.

MUSIC: "She Rides" Evalyn Parry

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Corrado Rovaris is back to lead the Artosphere Festival Orchestra for a sixth year.  Then he's off to Europe.  Then he's back to Philadelphia.  We find out how he manages it all.

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Circa's "Carnival of the Animals" was inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns' classical music suite of the same name. The Australia-based company has more than 20 acrobats and 7 of them will be on stage at 7 p.m. May 13 at the Walton Arts Center.

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