Symphony of Northwest Arkansas to Perform at JBU

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (Feb. 21, 2017) – John Brown University welcomes the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), under the baton of Paul Haas, on Sunday, March 5 at 3 p.m. in the Berry Performing Arts Center in an encore performance of the Masterworks II: Beethoven 5 program that will be performed at the Walton Arts Center on March 4.

The concert will feature award-winning violinist Alexi Kenney performing Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, Op. 47. Also on the program are Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor and Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres” for strings and percussion.

Kenney, winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2015, and has been praised for his “beautiful, aching tone” by Strings magazine for a performance of the Sibelius Concerto with the China Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing. 

Tickets are $15 for adults. Special pricing is available for families: for every adult ticket purchased, one youth ticket may be purchased for $5. The price will be discounted at the time of payment. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling the box office at (479) 524-7382.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2017), JBU enrolls more than 2,700 students from 40 states and 37 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 39 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing. 


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