Dr. Alexandra Zacharella, director of bands at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, said those attending the UAFS Symphonic Band Concert on Oct. 14 will enjoy an evening of classic symphonic works.
The 7:30 p.m. event, which will be performed at the Arkansas Best Corp. Performing Arts Center at the Fort Smith Convention Center, is part of UAFS’s Season of Entertainment 33.
"This concert features classic symphonic repertoire, including Percy Aldridge Grainger’s ‘Lincolnshire Posy,’ one of the most popular wind band compositions of the 20th century," said Zacharella.
Other selections will include "Symphonic Dance No. 3 (Fiesta)" by Clifton Williams, "Be Thou My Vision" by David R. Gillingham and "Galop" by Dmitri Shostakovich, as well as other wind symphony classics.
Zacharella, a New Jersey native who moved to Fort Smith in 2007, is also an associate professor of low brass in the Music Department. She has bachelor’s degrees in trombone performance and music education from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford (Conn.) and a master’s degree in trombone performance from the University of Michigan’s School of Music. She is a graduate of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California and completed a doctorate in trombone performance with minors in music education, conducting and jazz studies.
Symphonic Band members include:
Greenwood: Luke Alexander, Jered May, Shanice McFerran, Andrew Morgan, Sarah Summers and Holleigh Willis.
Hackett: Matthew Oliver.
UAFS packages national touring events with UAFS concerts and productions into the Season of Entertainment schedule each year. The Symphonic Band Concert is one of nine UAFS concerts and productions on the Season 33 roster, which also includes five national touring events.
Admission is by Season 33 season ticket, or individual tickets are $6. Tickets are available online at www.uafs.universitytickets.com or by calling the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300.