U of A Professor Heads New Music Concert Series July 19-31


A new summer concert festival has been created for the Northwest Arkansas area, and a U of A professor is leading the helm.

Tomoko Kashiwagi is the artistic director of Chamber Music on the Mountain, a new concert series at Mount Sequoyah Center’s Creative Spaces, NWA program. They were awarded a $15,000 grant from Mid-America Arts Alliance to “offer a year-round concert series bringing high-caliber musicians to collaborate with local musicians, artists and organizations in Northwest Arkansas.” The first CMM Summer Festival will be held July 19-31.

“It’s been a dream for me to establish a chamber music series in Fayetteville for a few years,” Kashiwagi says. “Mount Sequoyah Center is a perfect venue. It is a quaint, non-profit community center overlooking downtown Fayetteville. Two concerts will be family-friendly outdoor concerts, and another two concerts will in the newly renovated Millar Lodge, both at very affordable ticket prices. We were fortunate to partner with Fayetteville Public Library, the Momentary and Crystal Bridges Museum for additional outreach concerts that are free so more people can come to enjoy our performances.”

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