William Strigel http://ualrpublicradio.org en Ritual Scenes of Pagan Russia Come To Little Rock http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/ritual-scenes-pagan-russia-come-little-rock <p></p><p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 11.2px 0.0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 16.5px; font: 12.0px 'Lucida Grande'; color: #333233"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#333233" face="'Lucida Grande'"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra took the stage at Robinson Center Saturday night at about twice its normal size. Two Wagner tubas, double timpani, an extended percussion section, bass trumpet and other exotic instruments were all added for this heavy-hitting first concert in the ASO’s 2013-2014 Masterworks series.</span></font></p> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 17:02:33 +0000 William Strigel 11643 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Ritual Scenes of Pagan Russia Come To Little Rock Arkansas Arts Center 'Yarn-Bombed' http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-arts-center-yarn-bombed <p>The entrance to the Arkansas Arts Center, as well as the Carrie Remmel Dickinson Fountain, and numerous trees and lampposts outside the museum has been 'yarn-bombed.' Arts Center staff and volunteers began the process Sep. 9 with strings of colorful yarn and hundreds of blankets.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:10:21 +0000 William Strigel 11221 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Arts Center 'Yarn-Bombed' First Rembrandt Inspires Membership Boost At Arkansas Art Center http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/first-rembrandt-inspires-membership-boost-arkansas-art-center <p>The Arkansas Arts Center added 570 new members, roughly a 15 percent increase, to its roster as a result of its most recent exhibition, “Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: Treasures of Kenwood House, London,” according to the center's Chief Financial Officer Laine Harber.</p><p>The exhibit of impressionist painters, which included the first Rembrandt painting ever to be displayed in Arkansas, exceeded the center's membership expectations, Harber said. It wrapped up this past Sunday.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:33:55 +0000 William Strigel 11007 at http://ualrpublicradio.org First Rembrandt Inspires Membership Boost At Arkansas Art Center Hot Springs Sees Progressive Concert Saturday http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/hot-springs-sees-progressive-concert-saturday <p>For those who haven’t been, classical music festivals often last for weeks at a time and offer something on the order of hundreds of performances. There are two going on presently in Arkansas: the Hot Springs Music Festival, which is nearing the end of its 17th&nbsp;Annual Season; and the KUAF/Fulbright Summer Chamber Music Festival in Fayetteville, which is in its Fifth Season.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:53:39 +0000 William Strigel 6300 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Hot Springs Sees Progressive Concert Saturday Branagh's "The Magic Flute" Premieres in Hot Springs This Sunday http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/branaghs-magic-flute-premieres-hot-springs-sunday <p>This Sunday afternoon and Tuesday evening, listeners to classical music in Arkansas will have the opportunity to see Kenneth Branagh’s 2006 English-language film adaptation of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” and that’s because it will mark its theatrical release in the United States with a screening in Hot Springs, as well as other locations around the nation.</p><p></p> Sat, 08 Jun 2013 20:53:42 +0000 William Strigel 5944 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Branagh's "The Magic Flute" Premieres in Hot Springs This Sunday Children's Tale Comes To Life in Pinocchio http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/childrens-tale-comes-life-pinocchio <p></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 23:16:02 +0000 William Strigel 4797 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Children's Tale Comes To Life in Pinocchio Nothing Dour About Thursday's Requiem http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/nothing-dour-about-thursdays-requiem <p>A dedicated following of Requiem-lovers, as well as those merely interested in classical music but likely enticed into attendance by the allure of a mythical work, filled the pews of downtown Little Rock’s First United Methodist Church to capacity on Thursday night. The several hundred in attendance turned out for the final concert of the 2012-13 season of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Arkansas Chamber Singers, in a performance of one of the most popular musical works of the contemporary imagination: Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 19:27:08 +0000 William Strigel 4663 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Nothing Dour About Thursday's Requiem Orchestra & Circus Survive and Thrive Through Death-Defying Concert http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/orchestra-circus-survive-and-thrive-through-death-defying-concert <p>While you may disagree with the idea of using a circus to get people to listen to classical music, I found nothing wrong with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s decision to do so this weekend.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 20:30:55 +0000 William Strigel 4373 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Orchestra & Circus Survive and Thrive Through Death-Defying Concert