Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts & Nature Festival, set to take place for six weeks this spring at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has announced the creation of its first-ever festival orchestra. The festival is seeking musicians for the orchestra, which will perform in concerts on May 17, 21, and 22, led by Corrado Rovaris. Participating musicians will receive a stipend, with musicians from outside the region also receiving lodging and meals. Musicians selected to play in the Artosphere Festival Orchestra may also participate in the Artosphere Chamber Music series and in learning and outreach programs. The deadline to apply is February 1; applications, which include uploading a YouTube audition video, may be found at http://www.artospherefestival.org/individual-application/. Artosphere had its inaugural outing in 2010 and features a variety of events celebrating artists influenced by nature. Programming this year will include a chamber-music series directed by classical guitarist Christopher Parkening; children’s-theater performances by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia; and a visual-arts exhibition, “Garden as Muse,” curated by Andrea Packard.
Posted January 11, 2011