Harding University announces 2015-16 concert series

The Harding University department of music has
announced its 2015-16 concert series. Throughout the school year, the
series will feature eight concerts.

The series includes performances from the Orchid Ensemble, Rani Arbo &
daisy mayhem, Julie Fowlis, Brad Leali, Pete Huttlinger, Chamber
Orchestra Kremlin, Tatiana Roitman Mann and Cindy Wu, and Ronald

Orchid Ensemble, $3

Sept. 21, 2015

The Orchid Ensemble uses a blend of traditional Chinese music with
other styles, and the concerts range from folk music to classical

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, $3

Oct. 6, 2015

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem is a New England-based folk quartet. The
members of the quartet include Rani Arbo, Andrew Kinsey, Anand Nayak
and Scott Kessel. The group has five different releases on Signature
Sound, and they just released an album, “Violets are Blue,” in April.
Their concert will include outreach activities to observe National
Cancer Awareness Month.

Julie Fowlis, $3

Oct. 29, 2015

Multi-award winning Julie Fowlis provided two songs, “Touch the Sky”
and “Into the Open Air,” for the movie “Brave.” Fowlis is a Gaelic
singer from Scotland and was nominated for folk singer of the year in

Brad Leali, $3

Nov. 19, 2015

Brad Leali, a Denver, Colorado native, will preform jazz music on the
saxophone. Leali has worked as a professor of jazz saxophone on the
University of North Texas faculty since 2008. From 1989-94, Leali was
the lead saxophonist for the “Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra.”

Pete Huttlinger, $3

Feb. 2, 2016

Pete Huttlinger is known as a master of fingerpicked guitar.
Huttlinger was invited to play at Carnegie Hall in 2007 and played
there again in 2008 and 2010.

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, $3

Feb. 23, 2016

The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin is composed of members from Russia and
is under the direction of Misha Rachlevsky. Chamber Orchestra Kremlin
has preformed at concerts and festivals in Moscow, Russia, and is now
touring in North and South America, Europe, and the far East.

Tatiana Roitman Mann/Cindy Wu, $3

March 31, 2016

Tatiana Roitman Mann is both a soloist and a recitalist, and has
played across Europe and North America. Roitman is the Music Director
of Wildwood Park for the Arts and the director of the Wildwood Academy
of Music and the Arts. Cindy Wu, a violinist, has preformed as a
soloist in Europe, North America and Asia.

Ronald Chioldi, free

April 14, 2016

The last concert in the series will feature pianist Ronald Chioldi, a
professor of music at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah,
Oklahoma. Chioldi received his doctorate in piano performance from the
University of Illinois.

All performances will be held in the Administration Auditorium at 7
p.m. For more information, contact the department of music at

Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas and has been
ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 21 consecutive years as a top
25 school in the South. Harding also maintains study abroad programs
in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For
more information visit www.harding.edu.