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Beethoven on Fire with the Conway Symphony

CONWAY — The Conway Symphony Orchestra will take to the stage for a final concert with Principal Conductor Geoffrey Robson at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Reynolds Performance Hall on the campuse of the University of Central Arkansas to present “Beethoven on Fire.” The performance will feature violin virtuoso Alexander Markov on Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, two of the ‘great works’ of the orchestra that will be familiar to many concertgoers.

Tickets are $20-$38 for adults and $6 for students, at the Reynolds Box Office, 450-3265, or ConwaySymphony.org.

The performance is supported by Concert Co-Sponsors Arvest Bank, Conner and Sartain CPA, First Service Bank, and Lansky Sound, with Guest Artist Sponsorship from the UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication, and Hospitality Co-Sponsorship from The Village at Hendrix and Delta Trust.

“Beethoven’s Second Symphony will be an exuberant and thrilling performance by the players in the orchestra,” Robson said. “It really is a gem, really brilliant.”

Internationally celebrated violinist Alexander Markov has been hailed as one of the world’s most captivating and versatile musicians.

In keeping with that theme, Beethoven on Fire is also the School Night concert for the 2014-15 Conway Symphony Orchestra season. Any secondary student involved in a music program – orchestra, band, choir, private or group lessons – can attend the concert for free, with a student ID and a ticket voucher from his or her music program director.

For more information or if you need a voucher, call 269-1066.

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