Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, back onstage

Posted on: November 4, 2021

“The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, under the baton of Maestro Paul Haas, will return to the Walton Arts Center stage Nov. 5 for the first time since covid-19 decimated the arts throughout the nation,” writes Becca Martin-Brown in Sunday’s (10/31) Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. “The program will feature Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, with SoNA’s principal clarinetist Trevor Stewart; Romero’s Fuga con pajarillo; and Beethoven’s Third Symphony…. Says Haas, … ‘This is a concert full of incredible music we were supposed to perform during the pandemic, and I decided to gather everything together into a package I thought would launch us and our audience into the new season with gusto.’ ” Says Principal Clarinet Trevor Stewart, ‘With this concert being the big return to stage after a year and a half of sacrifice, hardship, stress, and the unknown, I want the audience to simply close their eyes and let the sound wash over them…. I want [the Mozart Clarinet Concerto] to take them on a journey that guides them through whatever they may be feeling or experiencing that evening, hopefully ending with a feeling of serenity and gratitude.’ ”