Artosphere

Katy Henriksen

On May 19th, an assembly of 80 or so musicians traveling from 11 states will assemble at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks with a panoply of percussive instruments to perform John Luther Adam's Inuksuit, an expansive piece named for the Inuit landmarks fashioned from raw stone, with Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion as part of this year's Artosphere Festival

 The Dover Quartet is participating in Artosphere for the seventh consecutive year and will bring a first-ever performance to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville tomorrow.

Katy Henriksen gives us a preview of next week's Mozart in the Museum collaboration between KUAF, Artosphere from Walton Arts Center and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Tonight's Artosphere Festival Orchestra concert includes a North American debut performance along with Beethoven's 3rd and his "Creatures of Prometheus" Overture. Daniel Schnyder's riveting "Impetus," a concerto for string quartet and orchestra will bring the Dover Quartet front and center in this electrifying piece.

Pop-up concerts by Artosphere Festival Orchestra (AFO) musicians have become an integral part of their time in Northwest Arkansas. 

"It's great to bring these smaller versions of our stage to people who maybe haven't experienced that," explains cellist Paul Miahky. Tonight they overtake downtown Bentonville for the "AFO Food & Music Night" beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Bentonville Square.

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