Arts & Life Concert Series
Sunday, Sept. 17, 3:00 p.m., Administration Auditorium
Natural State Brass Band Goes to the Movies! Arkansas' own brass band will play a program of film music including themes from James Bond, Harry Potter, and Brassed Off.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:00 p.m., Administration Auditorium
Under the direction of Dongmin Kim, the New York Classical Players will perform a selection of works for orchestra, including Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with Harding's own Scott Carrell performing as soloist.
Friday, Nov. 10, 7:00 p.m., Administration Auditorium
Professor of piano at College of the Ozarks and frequent performer throughout the U.S., Clara Campbell Christian will perform works by Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Bolcom.
Friday, Feb. 2, 7:00 p.m. Administration Auditorium
Theater World Award Winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee for best actress for her starring role in Broadway's Bright Star, Carmen Cusack will present an evening of her musical favorites. Cusack has performed in musicals in London and other major cities, with starring roles in Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, South Pacific, Sunday in the Park with George, and many others. Come and enjoy this intimate evening of music and stories.
Intersection Trio: violin, cello & piano
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m., Administration Auditorium
The Los Angeles Times has called them "Stunning," and the Palm Beach Daily wrote that "Dazzling! is the first word that comes to mind upon experiencing a performance by Intersection." This internationally acclaimed trio composed of highly accomplished performers will play a blend of classical, jazz, Latin, Broadway/film music together with some of the their own compositions and arrangements. Come and see why the Palm Beach Daily added "I have rarely heard anything like it."
Valentine's Eve A&L Benefit Dinner with Concert
Before the evening's concert which will include romantic film favorites, doubly surprise the one you love with a dinner our chef is specially preparing for this occasion plus an "Intersection Trio" ticket included in the price of the meal! The dinner, served in the lovely Cone Chapel (American Heritage Center) overlooking Harding's quadrangle, includes one of our finest dishes and dessert. Afterward, as you stroll to the concert hall through the center of campus, enjoy the enchanting atmosphere as Harding pulls out all the stops with an encore lighting of thousands of streaming festive lights.
Newpoli Italian folk music group
Thursday, Mar. 15, 7:00 p.m., Administration Auditorium
Winner of the 2016 Independent Music Award for "Best World Traditional Album," Newpoli will perform a program at Harding of music from the South of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures.
Wardrobes and Rings theatrical presentation with David Payne, Marc Whitmore & Meg Ellisor
Friday, Apr. 13, 7:00 p.m., Administration Auditorium
After enthusiastic reviews from our audience at last year's presentation of An Evening with C.S. Lewis, David Payne returns with friends to perform Wardrobes and Rings. In this play we join C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien for one last visit, tempered by thawing humor, confession and reconciliation. They were remarkable lives, and this is memorable theatre.