CSO, UCA team up to present Christmas classics


The Conway Symphony Orchestra and the University of Central Arkansas Opera Theater will combine two Christmas favorites in one show Dec. 9 and 10 at Reynolds Performance Hall.

The Arkansas Festival Ballet will join CSO on stage for highlights from “The Nutcracker” before the UCA Opera Theater takes the stage to perform “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets start at $5 for children and students with valid ID and are $20-$38 for adults. A special group rate of $15 is available for groups of 10 or more.

For ticket information, visit www.ConwaySymphony.org, call 501-450-3265 or visit the Reynolds box office.

At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the CSO Guild invites families to join it for Nutcracker Sweets, a special pre-concert opportunity to meet the ballerinas, eat treats and do crafts. The pre-concert event is free for adults and $5 for children. Reservations are available by calling 501-626-5931.

“We are thrilled to be working with such a talented group of performers again,” CSO Music Director Israel Getzov said. “We know how much the community loves the exciting music and dances of this popular Christmas tradition.”

In the NewsNathan Pruzaniec