UPCOMING EVENTS

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Saturday Cabaret

Da Unit Band is a 5-piece show band based out of Shreveport, Louisiana. Da Unit Band is known for it's wide selection of music that includes R&B, Dance, Motown, Light Jazz, Soul and Classic Rock. Da Unit brings a high energetic performance that will have you singing your favorite songs all through the night!

Sat 5/11/19 9:00PM

Da Unit

Sat 5/18/19 8:00PM

Adam Hood



Wideman Competition Recital

Gold Medal pianists of the International Nena Wideman Piano Competition will dazzle in this impressive concert performance backed by the South Arkansas Symphony. LOCATION - El Dorado Municipal Auditorium 100 W 8th St, El Dorado, AR 71730

Sat 3/23/19 7:30PM

Piano Extravaganza



Southern Food & Wine Dinner

The 5-star Southern Food & Wine Dinner takes place on Friday at 6:45PM at the Griffin Restaurant with each course prepared by a different Executive Chef. The dinner is limited to 175 guests and cost $200 per person.

Music continues late night Friday with a concert by the Tepusquet Tornadoes from Santa Maria Valley, California. The band consists of wine industry professionals and friends who came together over their love of performing. El Dorado's own Madison "Maddog" Murphy will be on guitar. The show starts at 9:15PM and costs $10 per person. A ticket to the Tepusquet Tornadoes is included with the Southern Food & Wine Dinner, along with a ticket to Saturday's Grand Tasting.

Fri 5/10/19 6:45PM

Southern Food & Wine Dinner



Tepusquet Tornados

This event is $10 per ticket and is included in the Southern Food & Wine Dinner ticket.

Doors open 8:45PM, Show 9:15PM

The Tepusquet Tornados (sometimes known as The South African Death Chickens) are from Santa Maria Valley, California. The band consists of wine industry professionals and friends who came together over their love of performing. Band members include Presqu’ile Winery winemaker Dieter Cronje who hails from Cape Town. Cronje is a drummer, and began collaborating with Chris Hammell, Vineyard Manager for the iconic Bien Nacido Vineyards. Hammell’s father, Steve Kautz, plays bass, Cameron Porter, Presqu’ile Winery Estates Manager and Advanced Sommelier joins Melissa Tuttle, a Cal-Poly viticulture and enology grad who interned at Bien Nacido on vocals. The band is completed with El Dorado’s own Madison ‘Maddog’ Murphy on guitar. Special guests are likely.

Fri 5/10/19 9:15PM

Tepusquet Tornados



Workshop #1

“Learn to taste like a Master Sommelier,” held by Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson. Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson will lead a discussion of the methods and thought processes used by wine professionals and sommeliers to identify the grape variety, vintage, region and, if you are really good, the winery/producer and exact vineyard from which the wines are sourced. Wilson is co-founder of Verve Wine, an online marketplace for sommelier-curated wines and is Wine Director of the three Michelin-starred restaurant Eleven Madison Park.

Sat 5/11/19 1:00PM

Learn To Taste Like a Master Sommelier



Grand Tasting

The Grand Tasting will take place from 2PM - 5PM at the MAD Amphitheater, located at 105 East Locust Street. Tickets are $20 and are available online, by phone (870-444-3007) and at the gate. Gates open at 1:45PM. The Grand Tasting includes a multi-winery wine pour from renowned wines from around the world. This event is 21+.

Entertainment will be located on the Amp lawn and will feature THE MIX at 2:15PM and JEFF COLEMAN & THE FEEDERS at 3:45PM.

Workshops will be held in the Griffin Restaurant during the day. Classes include:

1:00 Learn to taste like a Master Sommelier

2:00 How to Cook like a Michelin-Starred Chef

3:00 The Right Glass Improves Your Wine Experience

Finish your day with the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's "Mozart and More" beginning at 7:30PM. Tickets are available online. Also, there will be a free performance by Da Unit in the Griffin Restaurant beginning at 9PM. Reservations can be made at OpenTable.

Sat 5/11/19 2:00PM

Grand Tasting



Workshop #2

“How to Cook like a Michelin-Starred Chef,” held by MAD’s Executive Chef Austin Johnson. Great chefs develop recipes in part though consideration of regional flavors, local ingredients, and inspired presentations. Chef Johnson will share his process and tips, drawing from his time in some of the top US restaurants as well as the one Michelin-starred Frenchie in Paris.

Sat 5/11/19 2:00PM

How to Cook like a Michelin-Starred Chef



Workshop #3

“The Right Glass Improves Your Wine Experience,” held by a representative of Riedel, the wine glass company. Drinking wine is much more than popping the cork. Winemakers work with an array of flavors and aromas. The right glass can elevate your experience as the flavors and aromas hit your pallet and nose as they should. A representative from Riedel, the wine glass company, will explain the subtle but important distinctions in wine. Your workshop experience will be interactive with ample tasting to enhance your understanding.

Sat 5/11/19 3:00PM

The Right Glass Improves Your Wine Experience



Mozart and More

The most famous prodigy who ever lived, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a great musician and composer. The South Arkansas Symphony will celebrate the 263rd year since his birth in a concert performance of Mozart's Symphony No. 41 - "The Jupiter Symphony" - and much more.

Mozart completed his Symphony No. 41 in C major more than 2 centuries ago on August 10, 1788. The longest and the last symphony that he composed, Symphony No. 41 is regarded by many critics as among the greatest symphonies in classical music. Known as "The Jupiter Symphony", it is the last of a set of three symphonies that Mozart composed in rapid succession during the summer of 1788.

The last of Mozart's compositions, "The Jupiter Symphony" is the largest and most complex of the prodigy's works. German composer Robert Schumann said of the symphony in 1835: "About many things in tis world there is simply nothing to be said - for example, about Mozart's C-Major symphony with the fugue, much of Shakespeare and some of Beethoven."

Antonio "Nio" Ajero

Born in Norman, Oklahoma, 14-year old pianist, Antonio "Nio" Ajero, started piano studies around the age of 3 with his father, Dr. Mario Ajero, Professor of Piano at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He is currently one of only fifteen students from the state of Texas to be awarded a scholarship grant from the Texas Commission of the Arts and Texas Cultural Fund under their Texas Young Masters Program. As a result of the scholarship grant, Nio participated in the Cremona International Music Academy and Festival in Cremona, Italy. He also attended the Piano Texas Festival at Texas Christian University where he performed in concerts and played masterclasses and lessons with Vladimir Ovchinnikov and Igor Resnianski.

Nio has performed on NPR's From The Top with host Christopher O'Riley. He has been a featured pianist for the Sugarmill Music Festival in Alexandria, Louisiana. He has won numerous competitions including the Baylor/Waco Piano Competition, Texas State University's Young Artist Piano Competition, the SMU Institute for Young Pianists Competition, the Red River Radio Young Artists Competition, and the James Ramos International Video Competition. Nio is a two-time national gold medalist from the Royal Conservatory for earning the highest marks in the United States for the level 9 and 10 piano exams. In addition to the solo performance, he has performed on piano and harpsichord with groups such as the Piney Woods Youth Orchestra and the Prchestra of the Pines at Stephen F. Austin State University. Nio has been a featured pianist at the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference and in a TEDx talk given by his father titled "Unreal Music Making Experiences with Technology" where he performed the first movement of the Bach D Minor Keyboard Concerto.

Sat 5/11/19 7:30PM

Mozart and More




Mon 6/3/19 8:00PM Coco
Mon 6/10/19 8:00PM The Goonies (1985)
Mon 6/17/19 Trolls
Mon 6/24/19 Crazy Rich Asians
Mon 7/1/19 Spider-Man: Into the Spiderver
Mon 7/8/19 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Mon 7/15/19 Ralph Breaks the Internet
Mon 7/22/19 The Incredibles 2
Mon 7/29/19 Dirty Dancing (1987)
Mon 8/5/19 The Princess and the Frog
Mon 8/12/19 Footloose (1984)