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Arkadelphia Siftings Herald - Arkadelphia, AR
  • Concert series honors 100th anniversary of fire

  • University to celebrate the birth of the Reddie Spirit with upcoming events.
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  • It is said that the Reddie Spirit was born 100 years ago when fire destroyed Henderson’s Main Building. That spirit continues to burn and is stronger than ever.
    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the fire, Henderson State University’s music department will present a special concert series beginning this month. Each concert will remember the events of that fiery February evening in its own unique way.
    A concert by the Wind Ensemble on Feb. 26, entitled Fire and Heart, will feature Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Arkansas Hall.
    On Sunday, March 2, the Symphony Band will feature works by Vaughan Williams, Mark Camphouse, and Percy Grainger in a concert entitled We Shall Overcome.
    The performance begins at 3 p.m. in Arkansas Hall.
    Henderson’s choirs will present Out of Gray Ashes on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Russell Fine Arts Building recital hall.
    The performances are free and open to the public.
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