Children and their parents filed into the Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas yesterday to hear a special concert performed by the Conway Symphony Orchestra.
The concert was divided into two separate parts: One featuring flautist Simona Donova performing themes from Bizet’s “Carmen” and another featuring Chris Fritzges and the UCA Theater Department Players performing selections from the Mother Goose Suite.
Donova is in the performance program at UCA and won the UCA 2012 Concerto Competition to earn the chance to perform in the concert.
The orchestra interpreted the stories — including “Sleeping Beauty” and “Tom Thumb” — with music.
After the performance, concert-goers had the chance to meet some of the instruments and do some fairytale-related crafts.
Brooke Jenkins said her son Ayden, 4, enjoyed the concert.
“He loved the stories a lot,” she said.Jessica Havard said her son John Hall, 3, was conducting along with the music at one point during the performance,
“We’re hoping this planted a seed,” she said of the performance.
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