Homegrown Greatness – The Music of Florence Price

For more information about tickets please visit http://www.fortsmithsymphony.org/contact-us/ 

Concert 6: Homegrown Greatness – The Music of Florence Price

 Zero Mountain Classical Series

Join the Fort Smith Symphony as we perform the music of Arkansan, Florence Price (1887-1953). This concert will be followed by recording sessions with the Fort Smith Symphony for Naxos International, the world’s largest classical label.

Florence Price’s music is romantic, lyrical, soulful and beautiful. She was the first African-American female composer to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra. She is considered the most prominent, historically significant concert composer of her race and gender in American music history. The Fort Smith Symphony will be the first orchestra to ever record her complete cycle of four symphonies.

This is a very special and historic musical event for our city, state and our country!

Special thanks to the University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections, Fayetteville and Dr. James Greeson for their support and assistance with this project.

A sincere thank you to A-R Editions, Inc. for their assistance and support.

Symphony No. 4 engraving and editing by Miho Sasaki.

UAFS – A Grand Night for Singing

Tickets are available at http://uafs.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

A Grand Night for Singing will present an evening of music theatre and light opera, with songs from the great American songbook and some of the enduring Broadway musicals. The young vocalists and musicians bring a high level of energy to the performance, which is certain to delight listeners of all ages.

When?
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:30 PM CT
Where?
ArcBest Performing Arts Center
Contact Information
For more information contact the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300
Other Information
The ArcBest Performing Arts Center is located at the Fort Smith Convention Center at 55 South 7th Street in Fort Smith.

*All guests require a ticket, regardless of age.  We recommend researching a show to make sure that it is age appropriate before bringing a child.*

 Require Accessible Seating? Please contact us by email at boxoffice@uafs.edu or by phone at: 479-788-7300.

UAFS – Cinderella

Tickets are available at http://uafs.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that’s delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more – plus some surprising new twists!

When?
Monday, April 23, 2018 7:30 PM CT
Where?
ArcBest Performing Arts Center
Contact Information
For more information contact the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300.
Other Information
The ArcBest Performing Arts Center is located at the Fort Smith Convention Center at 55 South 7th Street in Fort Smith.

*All guests require a ticket, regardless of age.  We recommend researching a show to make sure that it is age appropriate before bringing a child.*

 Require Accessible Seating? Please contact us by email at boxoffice@uafs.edu or by phone at: 479-788-7300.

Fort Smith Bicentennial Celebration

For more information about tickets please visit http://www.fortsmithsymphony.org/contact-us/ 

Concert 5: Fort Smith Bicentennial Celebration

Riverside Furniture Pops Series

It’s time for a musical birthday party! The 2017-2018 season marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of Fort Smith, so we are celebrating in a huge symphonic way with exuberant film scores and world premieres that will blow you away! Fort Smith’s own folk band, The Crumbs, will be our special guests along with the internationally-acclaimed Ben Miller Band.

This will be a concert like no other and a not to be missed celebratory event!

The Crumbs

Ben Miller Band

Phillip Schroeder, composer

Elizabeth Lyon-Ballay, composer

UAFS – Jazz

Tickets are available at http://uafs.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

The highly energetic and entertaining Jazz Band delivers top-notch performances of varied repertoire by talented student musicians at UAFS as well as world-renowned guest artists. The award-winning Jazz Catz are one of the Fort Smith area’s outstanding vocal ensembles, having performed with other well-known national groups.

When?
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7:30 PM CT
Where?
ArcBest Performing Arts Center
Contact Information
For more information contact the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300
Other Information
The ArcBest Performing Arts Center is located at the Fort Smith Convention Center at 55 South 7th Street in Fort Smith.

*All guests require a ticket, regardless of age.  We recommend researching a show to make sure that it is age appropriate before bringing a child.*

 Require Accessible Seating? Please contact us by email at boxoffice@uafs.edu or by phone at: 479-788-7300.

UAFS – Symphonic Band

Tickets are available at http://uafs.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

Under the direction of Dr. Alexandra Zacharella, the UAFS Symphonic Band performs classic wind band repertoire as well as exciting contemporary pieces. From rousing Sousa marches to inspirational symphonic hymns and most everything in between, they perform challenging music of artistic and historical significance.

When?
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 7:30 PM CT
Where?
ArcBest Performing Arts Center
Contact Information
For more information contact the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300
Other Information
The ArcBest Performing Arts Center is located at the Fort Smith Convention Center at 55 South 7th Street in Fort Smith.

*All guests require a ticket, regardless of age.  We recommend researching a show to make sure that it is age appropriate before bringing a child.*

 Require Accessible Seating? Please contact us by email at boxoffice@uafs.edu or by phone at: 479-788-7300.

Miss UAFS Scholarship Pageant

For more information or to visit their page please visit https://community.uafs.edu/outreach/miss-uafs-pageant

Since our inception as the Miss Westark pageant in 1978, we have hosted hundreds of outstanding young women as they sought to earn scholarships and other pageant honors. The Miss UAFS program is a preliminary to Miss Arkansas, which leads to the Miss America pageant, the largest scholarship provider for women in the country.

 

Our contestants have gone on to professions in all walks of life, and they often attribute their achievements to the confidence and skills they developed while competing in the Miss UAFS pageant.  We have had contestants go on to win the title of Miss Arkansas, Miss Oklahoma, and even Miss America.

 

We are fortunate to have the support of the campus and surrounding community, as evidenced by attendance numbers consistently surpassing other pageants in the state of Arkansas. The Miss UAFS Scholarship Pageant gives away over $14,000 in institutional scholarships and cash awards each year. This is possible because the university and the community recognize the importance of the program.

In addition to our pageant, we run a non-competitive princess program for girls age 5-10 years old.

 

This is an open invitation for you to join our pageant family by entering to compete or making a contribution to our scholarship fund.  For more information, please contact Sherry Card at sherry.card@uafs.edu.

Romantic Echoes

For more information about tickets please visit http://www.fortsmithsymphony.org/contact-us/ 

Concert 4: Romantic Echoes

 Zero Mountain Classical Series

An evening of beautiful music awaits you, including one of the most sublime cello concertos of all time by Saint-Saens. Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 is considered to be the greatest symphony of the early Romantic period and is a true audience favorite.

Wedding & Reception

Exhibit Hall A, B, & C

Wedding Reception

Theater Lobby