Exploring New Frontiers with the Fort Smith Symphony's Season

Aug 30, 2017

The Fort Smith Symphony embarks on a series of diverse concerts this season, each exploring frontiers of musical expression- as well as the very literal frontier of Fort Smith, which turns 200 next year.

Conductor John Jeter stopped by to discuss the concerts of 2017-2018 and the multitude of styles it explores.

"The intent is to have us be sort of this multi-service organization, where we're playing at least what we feel, and what we hope our audience feels, is good music or great music," says Jeter. "Just being a resource for great music."

Highlights include powerhouse pianist Jeremy Denk as a guest soloist and a spotlight on two symphonies composed by Florence Price, an Arkansas native and the first African-American woman to have her composition played by a major orchestra. Listen in for the full story via the streaming link above.