SoNA to open 2019-20 season Nov. 9 at Walton Arts Center

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Local symphony orchestra SoNA will open its 65th Anniversary season next month.

The symphony is set to perform a new show titled Masterworks I: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Walton Arts Center.

The show will open with a “curtain riser” by young American composer Jonathan Newman titled “Blow It Up, Start Again?”

“We’ll start the evening with Blow It Up, Start Again, which will open your ears and knock your socks off,” said SoNA Music Director Paul Haas. “Next, we welcome Grammy®-nominated Jennifer Frautschi, one of the most distinctive musicians on stage today. Her Beethoven concerto promises to be unforgettable. Rounding out the evening will be Rachmaninov’s last major work, the tuneful and nostalgic Symphonic Dances.”

Two-time Grammy®-nominated violinist Jennifer Frautschi will join SoNA for Beethoven’s Violin Concerto – a classic that holds a special place in the hearts of music lovers everywhere, followed by SoNA’s performance of Symphonic Dances, the swan song by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $33-$55. To purchase, visit the Walton Arts Center box office, call 479-443-5600, or visit