|Ozark Philharmonic Youth Orchestras|
I am excited to announce that Darren Horton has generously agreed to host our Winter Concert planned for December 14, 2015 at Horton Farms! Horton Farms is one of Northwest Arkansas' Premier Event Destinations. It is a scenic 200 acre non-working farm that is going to be decked out with 50,000 holiday lights and a 60 foot Christmas Tree that will welcome you over its covered bridge for some old fashioned holiday cheer. Our orchestras will be performing in the Sierra Grand Hall which has the architecture of a timber frame barn and the ambience of a Relais & Chateax resort. Mr. Barg and I went out to visit the property a few weeks back, but you can check it out here, http://www.hortonfarms.com on their website. I can't wait to hear the beautiful notes that are sure to soar to new heights in this location!
Hello my name is Chari Cross, and I am excited to take on the role of OPYO Manager! I will be writing this blog (My Cavatina) to share what's going on behind the scenes at OPYO. I have been involved with the arts since studying classical ballet at age 8, have played acoustic guitar, and love to express my artistic vision through photography. I also have a BBA from the University of Michigan, am a General Motors Corporation alum and have two sons in YSO, and one at the U of A. In my free time I enjoy playing in the dirt and creating lasting beauty with the Benton County Master Gardeners which I have done for the past 15 years, writing poetry, and researching my family geneology. The arts have always provided me with nourishment for my soul, and I am filled with gratitude to be able to connect with others who share in this love that transcends the linear aspect of time as well as an amalgam of diverse artisic mediums and cultures, and pass it on!