Artosphere Festival, from Mozart to Berio and Dorman

Posted on: May 17, 2017

This year’s Artosphere Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas features three orchestral programs with Corrado Rovaris leading the Artosphere Festival Orchestra. The first program at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas took place on May 12 and featured chamber works by Mozart with the orchestra’s principal clarinet player, Andrea Levine, bassoonist Wade Coufal, hornist Alexander Chin, and oboist Rick Basehore. A May 17 concert at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville will feature Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”) and Brahms’s Variations on a Theme by Haydn. The final full-orchestra program on May 20 will feature Luciano Berio’s four versions of Boccherini’s “Ritirata notturna di Madrid” transcribed for orchestra; Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7; and Avner Dorman’s Frozen in Time Percussion Concerto featuring soloist Malavika Godbole. Also planned is a free event on May 18 featuring pop-up concerts in downtown Fayetteville pubs and other gathering places.

Posted May 17, 2017