“An American In….” is theme of LR Winds Concert tonight

Izzy in ParisFor this late winter concert, Little Rock Winds presents “An American In …”, a program that paints musical visits to fun places. The concert begins at 7:30 pm at Second Presbyterian Church.

The LR Winds are under the direction of Israel Getzov, Music Director.


•  David Maslanka:  On This Bright Morning
•  Ralph Ford:  Go West!
•  Michael Daugherty:  Brooklyn Bridge Clarinet Concerto, mvt. 3 & 4
•  Alfred Reed:  Alleluia! Laudamus Te   (In memory of Elizabeth Plowman)
•  Chris Sharp: An American Spectacular 
•  George Gershwin: An American in Paris
•  Henry Fillmore: Americans We

Hunt down your high school band letter sweater or jacket and wear (or bring) to the concert for a fun photo op and story session!


Darth Vader and Trombones tonight with the Little Rock Wind Symphony

lrws darthA long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… there were trombones! Join the Little Rock Wind Symphony for the concert of the intergalactic kind!

Israel Getzov conducts the evening which features solisits Justin Cook, trombone.

The program includes:

Alfred Reed: Hounds of Spring
Richard Wagner: “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Lohengrin
Jacques Press: Wedding Dance
Meredith Wilson: 76 Trombones
Richard Peaslee: Arrows of Time
     Justin Cook, trombone
John Williams: Stars Wars Trilogy
7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 25th at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock.

A Festival of Carols tonight featuring the Little Rock Wind Symphony

LRWSNeither Scrooge nor the Grinch can deter the Little Rock Wind Symphony.  Though some nefarious thieves stole many of their instruments earlier this week, they couldn’t stop Christmas music from coming.

To celebrate the season, the Little Rock Wind Symphony has an extravaganza of favorite Christmas carols performed the musicians and guest artists. A highlight of the concert each year is the Christmas sing-along with the LRWS!  The festivities take place at Second Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m.

The LRWS will be led by guest conductor Michael Chance.  Joining them will be Laura Eads, soprano; the Don Roberts Elementary School Choir – Sharon Burrall, director and the LRWS Brass Choir.
The program includes:

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon Noni Toni a 12
Alfred Reed: Russian Christmas Music
Adolphe Adam: O Holy Night
David Lovrien: Toccata on “Carol of the Bells”
Traditional / Lovrien: Adeste Fideles
J.S. Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
J.S. Bach: Fantasia in G
John Rutter: Star Carol
Cahn / Styne: Let It Snow
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
David Lovrien: Christmas Sing-along