Tuesday To-Do: Kiril Laskarov's "Stradivarius Tuesday" at Wildwood | Rock Candy

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday To-Do: Kiril Laskarov's "Stradivarius Tuesday" at Wildwood

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 4:17 PM

click to enlarge Kiril Laskarov - KELLY HICKS
  • Kelly Hicks
  • Kiril Laskarov

If you ask me, Wildwood's the move for tonight. Your ears probably need serious rehabilitation after hearing Attorney General Jeff Sessions utter the words "I don't recall" roughly 1,245 times today, so consider a drive out to Wildwood Park for the Arts to hear the ASO Concertmaster play a super rare violin. It's basically the aural equivalent of a 24-hour juice cleanse.

As part of the organization's summer music festival, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Kiril Laskarov, in his 18th season as ASO Concertmaster, will play a Stradivarius violin. Laskarov's something of a Little Rock treasure, too often underappreciated, and these violins are pretty hard to come by; most sources estimate that there are only 512 or so violins still kicking around that were crafted by the famous Italian family in the 17th and 18th centuries. And, like a rare fine wine or an expensive truffle, lots of people have conducted tests to see if the genuine article stands up to its pedigreed reputation.

Lucky for you, you can decide for yourself. Tickets for tonight's 7:30 p.m. concert are $15, and you can nab one here.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Stephanie Smittle

  • Bob Schneider at Rev Room

    Also, PopUp Argenta, Frances & The Foundation, "97" fiber installation at Bernice Garden, Jim Gaffigan, "Be Yourself" Poster Launch and more
    • Jul 20, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • Kaleidoscope Film Fest to feature Armistead Maupin, Cheryl Dunye, Chef Pink

    Armistead Maupin, the author of the “Tales of the City” series and “Babycakes” and subject of the film “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin,” will appear at this summer’s Kaleidoscope Film Festival, the Film Society of Little Rock’s LGBT-focused film event to take place Aug. 11-19 at Argenta Community Theater, South on Main and Flyway Brewing.
    • Jul 12, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Federal judge wants John Goodson to explain class action maneuvering

    A show-cause order filed Monday by federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith indicates class action attorney John Goodson has some explaining to do about the move of a class action complaint against an insurance company from federal to state court with an instant pre-packaged settlement that has been criticized as a windfall for Goodson.
    • Dec 22, 2015
  • Judge anticipates punishment of lawyers in Fort Smith class action case

    Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
    • Apr 15, 2016
  • John Goodson and others add lawyers for hearing on forum shopping

    Lawyers facing federal court sanctions for forum shopping a class action insurance case have brought in new legal guns from out of state to fight potential sanctions.
    • May 26, 2016

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Riverfest calls it quits

    • Well Mr. New Idea you cover all areas of the point. Didn't hold back true…

    • on July 24, 2017

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation