The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and the Fayetteville Public Library team up with the University of Arkansas Program in Creative Writing & Translation for a free concert celebrating poetry and lyrics. The SoNA Singers, directed by choral conductor Terry Hicks, will perform nine powerful pieces, while UA poets share the original poetry that inspired the concert pieces. Our poets will also premiere newly commissioned works as part of the performance. Featured poets from the University of Arkansas Program in Creative Writing & Translation include: Dylan Hopper, Amelie Langland and Shalini Rana. In this event, we celebrate the transcendent ability of the written word, as well as the ability of music to transform words by providing color, context and emotion. This event is free and open to the public.
Transcending Words is the latest concert in the symphony's SoNA Beyond series, which showcases the vast spectrum of possibilities for classical music to reach audiences in new and innovative ways. SoNA Beyond presents a variety of concerts, programs and other creative arts experiences that go beyond the symphony’s annual mainstage season of concerts. It rethinks the boundaries of what a symphony can do to innovate the art form, include new voices and immerse SoNA in the Northwest Arkansas community.