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Waltz Night 2014 to Benefit Arkansas Youth Orchestra

CONWAY, Ark. (March 4, 2014) – The Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra and Hendrix Dance Ensemble will hold their annual Waltz Night program on Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m. in Trieschmann Galley.

The program includes waltzes, polkas, tangos and guest appearances by the Hendrix College Dance Ensemble and violinist Magdalena C. Ryszkowski in the Havannaise by Saint-Seans. This year's Waltz Night theme is Mardi Gras.

Waltz Night is an annual fundraiser by the Hendrix Chamber Orchestra and Dance Ensemble to benefit the Arkansas Youth Orchestra. The orchestra performs music while dancers demonstrate and lead audience members in dancing waltzes, polkas, tangos, and other ballroom favorites.

The program is open to the public. Admission is free, and voluntary donations to the Arkansas Youth Orchestra are gratefully accepted. Refreshments are provided.

The winner of the Hendrix Chamber Orchestra’s annual concerto and aria competition will also be announced at Waltz Night.

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

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