Events

The Great Baritone: A Celebration of Nat King Cole
Date: Saturday, September 07, 2019
Location: El Dorado Municipal Auditorium 100 W. Eighth Street
Time: 7:30pm
In March of this year, the nation celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Nat “King” Cole, one of the most popular and influential entertainers of the 20th century. An African-American ballad singer and jazz musician, Cole was best known for his soft baritone voice. He topped the charts year after year, selling more than 50 million records featuring hits such as “Unforgettable,” “Sweet Lorraine” and “Nature Boy.” This September the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will continue celebrating the legacy of Nat King Cole in a tribute concert featuring baritone vocalist Caesar. “Caesar possesses that rare ability to achieve – from the moment he steps on stage – a profound emotional interaction with his audience,” according to one critic. “He touches the listener with the purity of the lyrics, and establishes a beautiful ambiance by sharing with the audience a public show of gratitude to Nat King Cole for the influence Nat had on him, the music industry and the entire world.” Tickets cost $40 for premium seating, $30 for silver and $15 for bronze. Discounts are available for students, military personnel and seniors. Subscribe to the 2019-20 Season and save! Subscriptions to the full season start at $90. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the box office at 870.863.4547 or go online to www.southarkansassymphony.org. Report Listing Issue

Nosferatu: a Symphony of Horror
Date: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Location: First Financial Music Hall Murphy Arts District 101 E. Locust St.
Time: 7:30pm
This Halloween, dare to experience the chilling 1922 German silent horror film, “Nosferatu” accompanied by South Arkansas Symphony music director Kermit Poling’s original score performed by the West Edge String Quartet live at the First Financial Music Hall in El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District. The West Edge String quartet will perform Poling’s original score during the screening of a digitally remastered version of the classic vampire flick. The quartet consists of Kermit Poling and Elizabeth O’Bannon on violins, Boyrs Smolaga on viola, and Ruth Drummond on cello. Based in Shreveport, Louisiana, the quartet performs regularly throughout the region. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1, and cost $40 for premium seating, $30 for silver and $15 for bronze. Discounts are available for students, military personnel and seniors. Subscribe to the 2019-20 Season and save! Subscriptions to the full season start at $90. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the box office at 870.863.4547 or go online to www.southarkansassymphony.org. Report Listing Issue