As the ACANSA Arts Festival of the South winds down this weekend, the music is ramping up! Tonight (September 27), the Dallas String Quartet performs at 8pm at the UA Pulaski Tech CHARTS Center.
The Dallas String Quartet (DSQ) provides a unique fusion of classical and contemporary music on both traditional and electric strings. In addition to four studio albums and international performances, DSQ has played “at home” for Presidents Obama and Bush, the College Football Playoff, NBA, and NFL organizations.
DSQ has sold out concert venues like the House of Blues and symphony halls alike, and has also played alongside such musicians and groups as Josh Groban, Chicago, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. www.dallasstringquartet.com
Last week, ACANSA announced the highlights for for the Sixth Annual ACANSA Arts Festival of the South. The 2019 edition has a slightly different format taking place on three successive weekends in September.
Executive Director Dillon Hupp was joined by founder Charlotte Gadberry, Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde, The Rep’s Ruth Shepherd, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Geoffrey Robson and students from Pulaski Academy to reveal more than a dozen events.
The Reveal Reception featured music by Brandon Dorris and Brian Wolverton, and guests took home goody bags that included this year’s iconic ACANSA poster featuring a commissioned painting by Arkansas artist Barry Thomas.
The schedule includes:
Hot Club of Cowtown–Friday, September 13, 8:00pm–Ron Robinson Theater
Stewart Fullerton’s Homecoming Queen: A night of intimate storytelling and standup—Fri & Sat, Sept. 13 & 14, 9:30pm–The REP Annex, Black Box Theatre
Gina Chavez–Saturday, September 14, 8:00pm — The Rail Yard
The Arts+Culture Commission’s Open Studios Little Rock will take place during the day on Saturday, September 14 with FREE tours of various visual and performing arts spaces.
Bill Bowers: All Over the Map — Thursday and Friday, September 19th and 20th, 7:00pm — The REP Annex, Black Box Theatre
Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire – Tuesday – Saturday, September 17 – 22, 7:30pm – Argenta Community Theater
American Guitarist & Composer Bill Frisell – Thursday, September 19, 7:30pm – The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse
Tenors Unlimited – Friday, September 20, 8:00pm — Ron Robinson Theater
BODYTRAFFIC – Saturday, September 21st, 8:00pm – Pulaski Technical College: The Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS)
Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies – Thursday, September 26th, 7:00pm – Argenta Community Theater
Tatiana R. Mann and Friends – Thursday, September 26th, 7:00pm – New Deal Salon
Jessica B. Harris, Author & Food Historian – Thursday, September 26th, 7:00pm – The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse
Dallas String Quartet Where Bach Meets Bon Jovi – Friday, September 27th, 8:00pm – Pulaski Technical College: The Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS)
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra / JoAnn Falletta & Time for Three – Saturday, September 28th, 7:30pm – Robinson Center Performance Hall
Visit the ACANSA website for ticket ordering. Watch for more things to be added.