“The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is making a few stops to clear the way for Santa. You could almost call it a flash mob,” reads an unsigned Friday (12/12) item at television station KTHV (Little Rock, Arkansas). “A few musicians from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra are making surprise visits this season at various schools and businesses around central Arkansas. They are playing one song at each venue, with the goal of spreading the joy of music. ‘If you know anything about musicians you know that we don’t like to be up early in the morning because we play a lot of late night gigs. But we’re having a blast this morning,’ … said [principal trombone] Mike Underwood. The group is gearing up for their Swingin’ Holiday Extravaganza Concert on December 19 through the 21 at the Connor Performing Arts Center.” The story includes a video clip of Underwood and principal trumpet Dick Jorgensen.

Posted December 15, 2014