For Immediate Release
Event Date: December 5, 2015
Symphony Prepares for Christmas Pops Concert
South Arkansas Symphony to perform a special Christmas program in the El Dorado Conference Center. El Dorado, Magnolia, and Camden High School Choirs will participate. Nancy Carey will be the featured soprano vocalist.
El Dorado, Arkansas, December 2015 -
The South Arkansas Symphony’s beloved holiday tradition returns with holiday favorites, festive carols and musical highlights on Saturday December 5th at 7:30 pm in the El Dorado Conference Center. Local singer, Nancy Carey, will be featured along with the high school choirs from Camden, El Dorado, and Magnolia. The concert will delight the spirit and create memories of goodwill and cheer.
Tickets are $20 for Adults, $15 for Seniors, $10 College, $5 Kids (K-12). Tickets for the concert may be purchased by calling 870-862-0521 or by going to the symphony website: www.SouthArkansasSymphony.org
The South Arkansas Symphony’s Title Sponsor is First Financial Bank for the 2015-2016 Season. Additional funding has been provided in part by Presqu’ile Winery, The Arkansas Arts Council, The Share Foundation, Murphy USA, and Southern Bancorp.
About the Artists
Soprano Nancy Carey has sung a number of operatic roles and concerts in the United States and in Europe.
Recent roles include her 2015 Shreveport Opera principal debut as Edith in Pirates of Penzance and the role of “Tish”, which she originated in the critically acclaimed premier of Destiny: Hope, a chamber opera by composer Costas Dafnis. Other roles include Giannetta (cover) in L’elisir d’amore with Shreveport Opera, Flora in La Traviata with La Musica Lirica, Susanna (cover) in Le nozze di Figaro with LSU Opera, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with Centenary College Opera. She has also performed with Austin Lyric Opera and Louisiana Opera Outreach Program. Recent concert engagements include performances as a featured soloist with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
Nancy currently studies with Twyla Robinson. She holds an M.M. in Vocal Performance from Louisiana State University, where she studied with Dr. Loraine Sims, and received a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Centenary College, where she studied with Dr. Gale Odom. She maintains an active performance schedule, as well as a private voice and piano studio, and serves as both Adjunct Professor of Music at Bossier Parish Community College and Music Theory instructor for The Centenary Suzuki School.
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About the Sponsors
The 2014-2015 Title Sponsor is First Financial Bank. Season Sponsors include Presqu’ile Winery, Murphy USA, and Deltic Timber. Murphy Oil is concert sponsor for this performance. Additional support for the season has been appreciated by PJ’s Coffee, The City of El Dorado, The National Endowment for the Arts, Noalmark Broadcasting, Red River Radio, and The Arkansas Arts Council.
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About the South Arkansas Symphony:
The South Arkansas Symphony produces performances of the highest artistic quality. Founded in 1956 as one of the first orchestras in Arkansas, the South Arkansas Symphony is a 70 member professional orchestra serving the South Arkansas region. Today, the orchestra is oldest, longest standing in the state. With a budget of $500,000, the orchestra presents a mains series of seven to twelve events and performs throughout the South Arkansas region. In addition, all performances are broadcast on Red River Radio to four states and occasionally on the PBS station AETN throughout Arkansas. Currently, Kermit Poling is fulfilling his 21st year as conductor with Scott Watkins serving his 8th year as Executive Director. The South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is the largest performing arts organization in South Arkansas. .
About Kermit Poling, conductor, violinist and composer:
Named by Forum Magazine as one of the top ten faces to watch, Kermit Poling is Associate Conductor of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of both the South Arkansas Symphony and the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet. He has performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad, including concerts in Mexico, England, Ireland, France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. His many guest conducting appearances have included the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, the Riverside (NJ) Symphonia, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and Moscow Ballet, Filharmonia Veneta, Ballet South, Opera Lewanee!, the Adrian Symphony, the Mayormente Mozart Festival of Puerto Rico, and the Inter-American Festival of Contemporary Music.
Kermit Poling, conductor, violinist and composer
Web: www.SouthArkansasSymphony.org, Phone: (800) 792-0521
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