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Hendrix to Host Composers Forum

CONWAY, Ark. (October 11, 2013) – The Hendrix College Department of Music will host a Composers Forum with Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Composer of the Year Christopher Theofanidis on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 2:45 p.m. 

Theafanidis has been commissioned by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to compose a piece for its April 2014 Masterworks Concerts and will be performing several works by the composer throughout the season including the River Rhapsodies Chamber Series at the Clinton Library and the Masterworks Concert Series.  His "Rainbow Body" will be featured on the October 19 and 20 concerts by the orchestra at Robinson Center Music Hall.

The Composers Forum at Hendrix College is offered as part of his week-long residency with the orchestra this week. The Composers Forum is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Karen Griebling at or 501-450-1249.

For more information on Mr. Theofanidis, visit

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit