Ilian Iliev, a clarinet soloist from Bulgaria, performs at an appreciation event for the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, or SoNA, held at the home of Bob and Diane Shaw. Iliev was in Northwest Arkansas as the featured soloist at SoNA's first concert of the 2014-15 season.
Supporters of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, or SoNA, gathered on Nov. 9 at the Springdale home of Bob and Diane Shaw for wine, hors d’oeuvres and a short performance by clarinet soloist Ilian Iliev of Bulgaria.
Iliev was in Northwest Arkansas for a concert Nov. 8 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, where he and the symphony performed the Concerto No. 2 for Clarinet by Carl Maria von Weber. Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the orchestra has four more concerts scheduled for the 2014-15 season. SoNA is conducted by maestro Paul Haas. Its executive director is Matthew Herren.
Iliev, a Juilliard musician who has played the clarinet for 34 years, was but the latest in a long line of international stars who have performed with SoNA, particularly in the last few years. On his career... [ MORE ]