ARTISTRY IN THE ROCK this week – Little Rock School District showcases student creativity

Artistry In the Rock BannerThe Little Rock School District celebrates the creativity and talent of its students this week with Artistry in the Rock.

Tonight, April 21, there is a scholarship fundraiser featuring I J Routen and MUSED at the Afterthought.  Tickets are $10.  Showtimes are 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

Wednesday through Friday at the Metroplex Event Center, there will be performances.

Wednesday – April 23

  • 10:00 a.m. Jazz Central
  • 10:30 a.m. Mallory Baker, piano solo
  • 10:40 a.m. Central Choir
  • 11:00 a.m. Jefferson Orff Ensemble
  • 11:20 a.m. McDermott Choir
  • 11:40 a.m. Mabelvale Choir
  • 12:00 noon Parkview Dance
  • 12:20 p.m. Pulaski Heights Middle School Band

 

Thursday – April 24

  • 10:00 a.m. Chicot Stars
  • 10:30 a.m. Western Hills Eagle Band
  • 11:00 a.m. Romine Choir
  • 11:20 a.m. Booker Drama
  • 11:40 a.m. Meadowcliff Choir and Percussion Ensemble
  • 12:00 noon Forest Heights Band

 

Friday – April 25

  • 10:00 a.m. Parkview Musical Collaboration
  • 11:10 a.m. Watson Capercita Roja-Orff Ensemble
  • 11:30 a.m. Rockefeller Orff and Percussion Ensembles
  • 11:50 a.m. Pulaski Heights Elementary
  • 12:10 p.m. Dunbar Band Band

 

Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., there will be a Student Art Gallery .

 

On Friday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m., there will be a Jazz R US Reception and Silent Auction.

This free jazz reception for adults at the Metroplex Event Center will feature a performance by Dr. Danny Fletcher and Jazz R US.  Refreshments and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.  Teh silent auction will feature faculty and student artwork.  Proceeds will benefit the Dr. Morris Holmes Artistry Scholarship fund.

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Giovanni Antipolo will be returning to the Afterthought tonight for some more classical piano.  Joining him in performance is Geoffrey Robson on violin.

Among the composers who will be featured are Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, and Prokofiev.

The evening starts at 8pm, but for guaranteed seating an earlier arrival is recommended.  There is no cover charge.

Classical Piano by Gio at Afterthought

Giovanni Antipolo will be performing classical solo piano pieces at the Afterthought tonight.

As the Afterthought says, “There are piano players and then there are PIANO players…Giovanni fits this last description as he treats the crowd to everything from classic to very modern tunes. Come enjoy with us!”

A Little Rock Central graduate, Gio himself describes the evening as “an an effort to deliver classical music to the masses in informal venues.” An expert on the keyboard, he is as comfortable playing Rachmaninoff and the Razorback fight song.

Among the composers who will be featured are Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, and Prokofiev.

The evening starts at 8pm, but for guaranteed seating an earlier arrival is recommended.  There is no cover charge.