ENTERTAINMENT: River Rhapsodies finale includes pieces for tuba and percussionists | The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


River rhapsodies

Musicians from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra perform music representing things from nature for the orchestra’s finale 2023-2024 River Rhapsodies Chamber Music Concert Tuesday, 7 p.m., in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.

Andrew Irvin, violin, and Ed Owen, tuba, play “Unterkagner Ländler” for violin and tuba, op.87, no. 2, by Jan Koetsier. Katherine Williamson, violin; Timothy MacDuff, viola; Jacob Wunschch, cello; and Haeshin Shin, piano, play the Piano Quartet in E flat major, op.87, by Antonin Dvorák. Percussionists Madison Shake, Erick Saoud and Rick Dimond play ‘Rain Tree’ by Toru Takemitsu. And the orchestra’s Rockefeller Quartet (Linnaea Brophy and Trisha McGovern Freeney, violins; Katherine Reynolds, viola; and Wunscch, cello) performs Caroline Shaw’s “The Evergreen.”

Tickets are $50 (price subject to change), $15 for students and military with valid ID. Call (501) 666-1761, extension 1, or visit

Louis Jordan Jazz

The Delta Cultural Center will host the inaugural Louis Jordan Jazz on the River concert Friday at 7 p.m. at the Cherry Street Pavilion, across from the Delta Cultural Center, 141 Cherry St., Helena-West Helena. The setup:

◼️ 7pm – gospel-jazz fusion singer Bri Ailene

◼️ 8pm – jazz and hip-hop artist Jose Holloway

◼️ 9 p.m. – jazz trumpeter Rodney Block.

Entrance is free; bring chairs and blankets. There will be food and drink carts on site. There will be an afterparty at the nearby Delta Dirt Distillery. Call (870) 338-4350 or email [email protected].


Exhibition in Van Buren

“Small works on paper”, The Arkansas Arts Council’s touring visual arts exhibition opens Wednesday at Arts on Main, 415 Main St., Van Buren, and will remain on display through June 24. The exhibition, now 37 years old, consists of works no larger than 18 by 18 years old. -24 inches by 39 Arkansas artists who are members of the Arkansas Artist Registry. The gallery’s opening hours are Monday and Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A reception will be held on Friday, May 17 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Entrance is free. For more information, call (501) 324-9767 or email [email protected].


‘Evangelical extremism’

Tim Alberta, staff writer for The Atlantic, will discuss his book, “The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism” under the auspices of the Central Arkansas Library System, Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. The doors open at 5:30 PM. A signing session will follow. Copies of WordsWorth Books are available for purchase at the location. Entrance is free; Registration is required at

photo Tim Alberta, staff writer for The Atlantic, discusses his book, “The Kingdom, the Power, and The Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism,” Thursday, May 9, at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock. (Special to the Democratic Gazette)