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Episode 37: SoNA Conductor Paul Haas is leading 65 years of Symphonic Excellence in the Ozarks

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I must confess that I love classical music. Especially the Symphony. I grew up on Tchaikovsky, Handels Messiah, and Pachabel Canon.  I also love the Opera but we’ll get to that later. I learned very early on in my time here in NWA that we have our own Symphony and that it’s not just a program that has sporadic events but one that has been in existence for 65 years and counting.  The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas or SoNA as it is called has developed a following and provided this area with a range of classical music each season.  

On this episode, we sit down with SoNA Conductor Paul Haas to discuss his time with the symphony and all of the pieces that go into putting on a great season of classical music. In addition to performances at the AMP, SoNA performs most of its annual season at The Walton Arts Center

Paul shares how in the matter of no more than about 9 rehearsals he is able to bring world-class musicians into a symphonic agreement for a show. There are a lot of moving parts but Paul has been up to the task since 2012 and he only seems to be getting better.  

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