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Episode 40: 65 years of Symphonic Excellence, an insiders look at SoNA – Part Two

In this episode, we sit down with Matthew Herren, Executive Director and Julianne Brown, Chairman of the BOD with SoNA. This is the second of two interviews that we did with SoNA. In episode 37 of I am Northwest Arkansas, we sat down with SoNA Conductor Paul Haas who walked us through the artistic process of putting on a Season of the symphony.

Matthew and Julianne provided some great insight into how the Symphony started and what they have to do behind the scenes to make each season go. 

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

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. 

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Episode 27: Jeremy Gawthrop’s Deep Roots in NWA

On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Jerrmy Gawthrop, Founder of Greenhouse Grille, Woodstone Pizzeria, and Co-Founder of The Roots Festival. Jerrmy has been around the world and then some. Starting out in New Orleans with a pit stop in Indiana before spending his formative years in Benton County. He’s personally witnessed and been a part of the explosion of growth and transformation of Northwest Arkansas.

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