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Hendrix Fall Family Weekend Concert Set for October 7

CONWAY, Ark. (September 26, 2017) – The 2017 Hendrix College Fall Family Weekend Concert will take place Saturday, October 7 at 10 a.m. in Staples Auditorium. The program features performances by the Hendrix College Choir, Dr. Andrew Morgan, conductor; the Hendrix College Wind Ensemble, Dr. Gretchen Renshaw-James, conductor; and the Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra, Dr. Karen Griebling, conductor.

The Choir will perform works by twentieth- and twenty-first-century composers: “Salmo 150” by Ernani Aguiar; “The Day is Done” by Stephen Paulus; “Joy” by Jocelyn Hagen; “Goodbye, Then” by Timothy Takach; and an arrangement of “Ain’a That Good News” by William Dawson.

Chamber Orchestra selections include “Rainbow Man,” a recent composition for strings and harp by conductor Griebling; and “Concerto for Mandolin and Strings” by Antonio Vivaldi, featuring mathematics and computer science professor Dr. Gabriel Ferrer on mandolin.

The Wind Ensemble will play a John P. Paynter arrangement of “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo” by Malcolm Arnold; a Jay Bocook arrangement of “Nessun Dorma from Turandot” by Giacomo Puccini; and “Amparito Roca” by Jaime Texidor, arranged by Aubrey Winter.

Following the concert, attendees and performers are invited to a reception in the gallery of Trieschmann Fine Arts Building, hosted by the Music Department faculty.

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit