- MIAMI QUARTET: In Conway.
The young, energetic Miami String Quartet, considered internationally as one of the most sought-after quarters in chamber music, perform a free concert at Hendrix College on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The 7:30 p.m. show will be held in the Reves Recital Hall with a reception after the show in the Trieschmann Gallery.
The quartet will also preside over a public master class in the Reves Recital Hall at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday. The master class is free.
The quartet is composed of Ivan Chan and Cathy Meng Robinson on violin, Chauncey Patterson on viola and Keith Robinson on cello. The group will perform Mendelssohn’s “String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80”; Ginastera’s “String Quartet No. 2, Op. 26” and Tchaikovsky’s “String Quartet in D Major, Op. 11.”
Call 501-450-4545 for more information.
Black Hall adds six
The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame will induct six new members on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Statehouse Convention Center’s Wally Allen Ballroom.
The event begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $100, benefiting the Black Hall of Fame Foundation grants that support programs and projects directed at problems and opportunities in black communities throughout the state.
The inductees are Dr. Oliver Baker, Yale University professor and world-renowned physicist; Charles Bussey Sr., the late civic, social and political leader; Glen T. Johnson, lawyer and judge; Dr. Emma Kelly-Rhodes, social leader and educator; Henry Shead, a singer-songwriter and Las Vegas performer; and Lencola Sullivan, the 1980 Miss Arkansas and a performer and international motivational speaker.
For more information, call 804-6644 or visit www.arblackhalloffame.org.
Chamber Singers double up
The Arkansas Chamber Singers open their season with back-to-back concerts Friday and Saturday featuring one of the most important works by one of the greatest composers. “The Magnificat” by J.S. Bach will be presented on Friday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and on Saturday at St. James United Methodist Church.
Tickets for either show are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. The shows begin at 7:30 p.m. St. Mark’s is at 1000 N. Mississippi; St. James is at 321 Pleasant Valley Drive.
Along with Bach, the Singers will also perform a work by the English composer John Rutter.
Call 377-1121 for tickets or more information.
Conway Symphony opens
The internationally famed cellist Steven Doane will join the Conway Symphony Orchestra in its first performance of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., with maestro Izzy Getzov offering a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. Doane and the CSO will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra.”
Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children. Call 866-810-0012.
Call the Hogs early
The Peabody Hotel brings back its RiverTop Party for a special engagement, the Razorback Red RiverTop Party on Friday celebrating the Arkansas football game in Little Rock the next evening. B Side, a popular jam-funk band from Fayetteville, will provide the music. Admission is $5 for ages 21 and up. The party starts at 8 p.m.
Family fun continues at the Little Rock Zoo through Halloween night with “Boo at the Zoo.” Hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and Sunday through Tuesday. Kids can hit all the treat stations, get spooked on the Boo Express Train or Haunted House and check out the Fun House and Beauty Shop of Horrors. Admission is $5 … The Church at Rock Creek is sponsoring a Family Fall Festival from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, with hay ride, bounce house and more, plus free popcorn and drinks. The church is at 11500 W. 36th St. … Here’s the ultimate girls’ night out: Following their sold-out performance earlier this year, the Chippendales are back for an encore at the Clear Channel Metroplex on Friday, Oct. 27. Doors open at 6 p.m., the crowd will be entertained with live music and prizes given away from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at all Cupid’s locations for $35, and the show is table-seating only.