Join Music Moves for an exclusive evening in collaboration with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra! The Walton Arts Center will host a socially distanced event celebrating National Gospel Music Month with limited tickets available. Doors open at 6pm; performance begins at 6:30pm.
In a time where truth is rarely found in its simplest form we wanted to share songs that speak to the heart and the plight of Black America. The communicative aspect of music is a worldwide phenomenon, and it is just as true in the black experience in America – the Song speaks truth to power, yet lovingly encourages each listener to place themselves in a position of growth. The songs selected for this program were chosen because of their classical and gospel composition.
The Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra (APO) was founded in 2008 by a group of music lovers and musicians to provide professional performance opportunities for local musicians, educational concerts for young people, and an after school string program. Under the direction of Miles Fish, the Philharmonic delighted audiences with a Valentine’s Day Concert, an orchestral concert featuring NWA’s finest local musicians and a spectacular Holiday concert in December 2009. The APO continues to grow with Northwest Arkansas under the direction of Steven Byess. The Philharmonic is an integral part of the community by employing local, professional musicians and being leaders in music education for our young musicians.
Music Moves is dedicated to exposing local, regional and national communities to the extraordinary contributions of Black people in all genres of music. Music Moves develops curriculum, interactive programs, and performances to share the stories of these individuals and their influence on American culture. Our mission is to make African American music accessible to students and to our communities through performance and education.
With the collaboration of the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Moves, we hope that this blended journey will allow your spirits to soar and also to create a reflective surface for inward growth as we build a better tomorrow for everyone.