Symphony of Northwest Arkansas to Perform at JBU

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (Feb. 25, 2019) – John Brown University again welcomes the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. in the Berry Performing Arts Center for an encore performance of the Masterworks III: Bach & Beethoven program that will be performed at the Walton Arts Center on March 9.

Under the baton of Paul Haas, the concert will feature award-winning violinists Zsolt Eder and Miho Oda Sakon performing Bach's Concerto for Two Violins. Also on the program are Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and Christopher Cerrone's "High Windows."

Eder, a Hungarian violinist, has performed all over the world, from Australia to Asia to North and South America. He's the professor of violin and viola at Washburn University and the concertmaster of the Topeka Symphony Orchestra. He also teaches free lessons to kids at UMKC Academy's Musical Bridges Program. 

Sakon is the principal second violin with SoNA and has performed with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to being a part of SoNa's ImagiMusic education program, she's an Artist in Residence at the Suzuki Music School in Arkansas and performed over 500 educational outreach concerts in Japan. 

SoNA is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1954, providing over a half century of musical performances and educational opportunities throughout Northwest Arkansas.

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, 2019), JBU enrolls more than 2,100 students from 38 states and 53 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 40 majors, with top programs including engineering, nursing, family and human services, biology, graphic design and construction management. 


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