Arkansas Philharmonic conductor Steven Byess stops by the studio to discuss this Sunday's "Christmas with the APO" featuring soloists Steve Amerson and Laurie Gayle Stephenson, plus the McNair Middle School Glee Club.
The Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 2013-2014 season with a screening of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights accompanied by a live performance of the Chaplin score by the APO. Music Director Steven Byess elaborates on Chaplin as composer.
Violinists Er-Gene Kahng and Ryan Cockerham take us on an extemporaneous exploration live from the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio ahead of their concert of the same name, which takes place 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall on the UA campus in Fayetteville. The duo will perform Arkansas premieres of work from Luigi Nono and Steve Reich, plus world premieres of music from Ryan Cockerham and Robert Mueller.
Symphony of Northwest Arkansas concludes its second season with a John Williams Tribute concert this weekend. Music Director Paul Haas stops by to explain why Williams is "the Wagner for the modern era" and what's to come next season.