SoNA to kick off 2013-14 season on Nov. 16


It’s almost time for another season of the symphony in Fayetteville.

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, or SoNA for short, is set to kick of their 2013-14 season on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Walton Arts Center with a performance entitled Masterworks I.

The show is the first in a five-concert season for the symphony, who continue under the direction of the renowned music director Paul Haas.

Masterworks I will include performances of Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C major, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, and features acclaimed British pianist, Simon Mulligan.

Mulligan has been called “the most abundantly gifted of pianists by the Times of London, and has performed at ever major international venue over his career.

“I’m thrilled to be working with an artist of Simon’s caliber,” Haas said. “He’s an astonishingly gifted musician, and he’s collaborated with some of today’s biggest names in the industry. He is also a wonderful human being, and I can’t wait to introduce him to Northwest Arkansas.”

The Masterworks I concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and a creative conversation with Haas will begin at 6:45 p.m. in Starr Theater.

Tickets to the kickoff performance range from $28-48, and are on sale now at Season pases are also available starting at $115.

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