SoNA to perform Masterworks I: Momentum Jan. 28 at Walton Arts Center

SoNA will continue their 2016-17 season with a new performance this month.

The symphony will perform a concert entitled Masterworks I: Momentum at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Walton Arts Center.

The show will feature performances of Adam Schoenberg’s Slo-mo, John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine, and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini.

Here’s how Maestro Paul Haas describes the show.

This sparkling concert begins with a modern masterpiece: John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine, which is the orchestral equivalent to putting the pedal to the metal. After this high-octane burst, the rest of the concert gradually ramps up the tempo starting from the sublime slows of Adam Schoenberg’s world premiere Slo-mo. Always playfully alternating dynamics and colors, the thrust of this concert is pure speed, culminating when the final dance of Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe concludes in a blaze of light. The thrust of this concert is pure speed!

Masterworks I will feature the talents of virtuoso Russian-American pianist Natasha Paremski, and once again, SoNA Music director Paul Haas will be conducting the symphony.

Tickets for Masterworks I range from $30-52, and are now availabe at or by calling the box office at 479-443-5600.

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