SoNA to perform final concert of the season April 29

The final big concert of the year for Symphony of Northwest Arkansas is coming up this weekend.

SoNA will perform a new show titled Evoking Folklore to close out their 2022-23 season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at Walton Arts Center.

The concert will include music from Chickasaw Nation Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate’s Chokfi (rabbit), Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Garden of Spain featuring pianist Angela Cheng, and Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3.

“This season we have ‘imagined big’ and have presented music that reflects our bold vision for our orchestra and the wide possibilities of orchestral music,” said SoNA Music Director Paul Haas. “We have represented the past and present of our artform through time-honored works by William Grant Still, Bernstein, Shostakovich, Brahms, and more, and we’re showing the powerful future of our artform through works by contemporary visionaries like Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, all while collaborating with guest artists that also point to our artform’s bright future.”

The concert is being dedicated to the memory of Sara Sharp, longtime local resident who was a supporter and past-president of the SoNA board, who passed away in 2021.

“She had an extraordinary impact on not just SoNA during her lifetime, but on music in NWA at large. This concert represents how her spirit lives on through the incredible musical community right here in our impactful corner of the state,” said SoNA Executive Director D. Riley Nicholson.

Tickets to show range from $36-$60, on sale now at