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A donation to ASO puts instruments in the hands of children, makes live symphonic music accessible to all Arkansans, and makes it possible for world-class musicians to call Arkansas home. 

Every dollar counts, and each donation helps ensure a sustainable, thriving future for ASO.

ASO plans to honor the financial commitment made to the musicians as the musicians have always been there for the ASO and the community and now we want to be there for them.

Upcoming Concerts

NOV 7 The Opus Ball is the most elegant fundraising gala in central Arkansas. Please join us for Rhapsody in Blue, an evening supporting music education programs - with a special performance from American Iol-winner Kris Allen! GET OPUS TICKETS

NOV 10 Live streamed from the beautiful visual and acoustic space of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, ASO musicians celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest composers in history. LIVE STREAM VIDEO

NOV 15 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Arkansas co-present an open air concert in downtown Little Rock, featuring world premiere choreography and music from Golijov, Barber, and Augusta Read Thomas.

JAN 16-17 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

JAN 30-31 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

FEB 20-21 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

MAR 20-21 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

APR 10-11 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

MAY 1-2 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

Stella Stories: A Legacy of Philanthropy

By: Scott Carter, Public Affairs and Creative Economy Advisor for the City of Little Rock

October 16, 2020

When Stella Boyle Smith died at the age of 100 on July 9, 1994, she was well known for her love of music and philanthropy.  It is a lasting connection of her to a building in which she spent so many hours as an arts patron.

Stella Stories: From the Beginning

By: Kendall Carwile

October 2, 2020

You see her name attached to our Masterworks series, but did you know that the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra wouldn't exist without her? 

Musician Spotlight: Katherine Williamson

By: Kendall Carwile

February 19, 2020

Katherine Williamson is in her seventh season with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, where she spent six seasons as an Arts Partner with the Rockefeller Quartet. She is now in her first season as Assistant Concertmaster and Director of the ASO's Sturgis Music Academy. The Academy will have put violins and cellos in the hands of just under 400 Pulaski County schoolchildren by the end of the 19/20 season.

Musician Spotlight: Timothy MacDuff

By: Kendall Carwile

January 28, 2020

Timothy MacDuff is in his 1st season with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He is currently a section violist for the ASO and violist for the Quapaw Quartet, which performs regularly at the Clinton Presidential Center as well as in schools and outreach events all over the state. 

Guest Blog: Dr. Linda Holzer on Little Rock Composers

Guest Blog By: Dr. Linda Holzer, Pianist and Professor of Music, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
October 4, 2019

Hometown Pride! Vienna has Haydn and Mozart; New York has George Gershwin and Aaron Copland; Little Rock has Florence Price and William Grant Still!

Guest Blog: Mark Hagemeier: Dr. Ruth Marie Allen Concert Series at UAMS

By: Mark Hagemeier, Managing Associate General Counsel, UAMS
April 1, 2019

My name is Mark Hagemeier, and I serve as the Managing Associate General Counsel at UAMS. I’ve held this role on this campus since 2008. Twice each year, employees of UAMS and I are treated to free concerts...

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A donation to ASO puts instruments in the hands of children, makes live symphonic music accessible to all Arkansans, and makes it possible for world-class musicians to call Arkansas home. 

Every dollar counts, and each donation helps ensure a sustainable, thriving future for ASO.

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