Symphony of Northwest Arkansas announces upcoming 2017-18 season

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The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) announced its 2017-18 season that includes a lineup of six mainstage concerts beginning in mid-October and continuing through early May.

All concerts will be performed in Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.

“This season is sure to be a special one – emotionally-charged and packed with variety,” said Music Director Paul Haas. “We’ll romp through famous movie music in a jazz-infused pops performance, and light up the stage with our Christmas spectacular and family Snowman concert – both Northwest Arkansas holiday traditions.”

Season subscriptions ($125-$235) and single tickets ($30-$52) are on sale now at Tickets for The Snowman: A Family Concert are $9. Children ages 12 and under are $10 each with the purchase of an adult ticket. College student tickets are $10 each with a valid student ID. Groups of 10 or more receive a 10 percent discount.

SoNA 2017-18 season

Masterworks I: Tchaikovsky 5
Oct. 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
– Haas, Dream
– Haydn, Concerto for Trumpet, with Christopher Coletti, soloist
– Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5

A Very SoNA Christmas
Dec. 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
A mix of sacred and secular holiday music featuring the SoNA Singers, area high school and collegiate choruses, and guest soloists.

The Snowman: A Family Concert
Dec. 17, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Includes a screening of the award-winning film “The Snowman” as SoNA musicians perform a special holiday score.

Masterworks II: Mozart & Mendelssohn
Jan. 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
– Mark O’Connor, Appalachia Waltz
– Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 2, with Bruce Schultz, SoNA Principal Horn, soloist
– Satie (orch. Debussy), Gymnopédie No. 1
– Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4, Italian

Pops: Fayetteville Jazz Collective
March 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Includes music from the Hollywood big screen, featuring the Fayetteville Jazz Collective.

Masterworks III: La Bohème
May 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
– Puccini, Act I of La Bohème, with special guest singers
– Strauss, Also sprach Zarathustra