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Saturday To-Do: ASO's 'Desert & Sea'

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Alexej Gerassimez performs with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra this weekend.
  • Alexej Gerassimez performs with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra this weekend.

ASO: ‘DESERT & SEA’
8 p.m. Robinson Center Music Hall. $14-$52.

The final installment in this year’s Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Masterworks series starts off with Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman: Overture” and “Mojave Concerto for Marimba” by Michael Torke.

The latter piece features Alexej Gerassimez on marimba. The show concludes with a second half featuring what Conductor Philip Mann called one of his favorite pieces of music, Debussy’s “La Mer.” What’s in store for the audience with this work? “You’ll hear in the sounds of the orchestra and in the music, the sounds and picture of a sunrise. You’ll hear waves up and down in the strings and then eventually the ferocious, terrible power of the sea during a storm,” Mann told KTHV’s Dawn Scott.

The symphony repeats the program on Sunday at 3 p.m.

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