ARTS & CULTURE
SoNA Presents Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto on March 21
Symphony’s 65th Anniversary Season Returns to Walton Arts Center with Featured Solo Clarinetist Trevor Stewart
Text and photos courtesy of SoNA
Principal clarinetist Trevor Stewart will bring his brand of poise and elegance to Mozart’s sublime Clarinet Concerto when the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas returns to the stage to continueits 65th Anniversary Season.
Under the baton of music director Paul Haas, SoNA will present Masterworks III: Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto on Saturday, March 21, at Walton Arts Center. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in Baum Walker Hall.
Audiences will delight in the evening’s repertoire of Fuga con Pajarillo by Venezuelan composer Aldemaro Romero; Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 3, Eroica; and Mozart’s sublime concerto featuring SoNA’s principal clarinetist, Stewart.
“The Clarinet Concerto is one of Mozart’s most intimate works, and it’s perfect to showcase Trevor’s exceptional musicianship,” Maestro Haas said. “Beethoven’s third symphony, Eroica, is a thrilling piece that reflects the beginnings of the composer’s romantic style, while Romero — a beloved figure in Latin and Caribbean music — mixes folk elements with classical forms in Fuga con Pajarillo.”
In addition to his role with SoNA, Stewart serves as principal clarinetist for the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and NAVO Chamber Orchestra. He’s performed with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Missouri Symphony, Fort Smith Symphony, Conway Symphony Orchestra and Interlochen Philharmonic.
Masterworks III: Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto is part of SoNA’s 2019-20 65th Anniversary Season, a celebration of bringing great music to life in Northwest Arkansas since 1954. Each year, the symphony presents classical and pops performances and music-education opportunities to a combined audience of more than 20,000 people across the region.
Tickets to Masterworks III: Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto are $33, $44 and $55 and available by calling the Walton Arts Center box office at (479) 443-5600 or visiting sonamusic.org.
Prior to the performance, ticketholders are invited to a pre-concert Creative Conversation with Haas and Stewart at 6:30 p.m. in Baum Walker Hall. In addition, SoNA is offering a limited number of free tickets for individuals age 18 and under to any of the season’s mainstage concerts with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Masterworks III: Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto is sponsored by Colliers International Realty. Trevor Stewart’s appearance is underwritten by Cynthia and Dewitt Smith.