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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

MAY 17 ASO musicians and 2021-2022 Artist of Distinction Tessa Lark perform music from Chevalier St. George, Mozart, and Mendelssohn in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center. GET TICKETS

MAY 26 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will close its season with a free concert to honor and celebrate the lives of members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra family who have passed away in these past two years. RSVP NOW

OCT 1-2 Multi-genre master violinist Rachel Barton Pine joins ASO on a program featuring Mozart, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Bruch, and Hindemith. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

OCT 22-23 Don't miss the hair-raising Halloween excitement of your ASO haunting you with spooky pop tunes and festive fun melodies for all ages! Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

NOV 12-13 ASO performs one of the most beloved violin concertos in the repertoire with guest soloist Geneva Lewis, along with music from Sibelius and James Lee, III. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

DEC 16-18 Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your ASO! Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

JAN 28-29 ASO's own master harpist, Alisa Coffey, performs Pierné's Concert Piece for Harp and Orchestra on a program also featuring music of Anna Clynne and Beethoven. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

FEB 11-12 Broadway and Hollywood combine for a romantic and entertaining evening of song and dance! Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

FEB 25-26 Sensational pianist George Li performs a tour-de-force piano work from Rachmaninoff, and the ASO performs Margaret Bonds and Arkansas' own William Grant Still. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

MAR 11-12 Experience the action-packed dinosaur adventure as never seen before: projected in HD with full symphonic orchestra playing the iconic score live to picture! Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

APR 1-2 One of the great modern masters of the cello performs one of the most popular concertos ever written for the instrument on a program also featuring music from R. Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

May 6-7 Samantha Ege - one of the world's leading scholars on the music of Little Rock's own Florence Price - performs on a program anchored by Berlioz' titanic Symphonie Fantastique. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

MAY 13-14 The Tony, Grammy, and Billboard Music Award-winning singer, actress, and Broadway star returns to Little Rock for a weekend of exciting music with your Arkansas Symphony! Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

January 12, 2022 Press Announcements about The Stella Boyle Smith Music Center!

The ASO's The Stella Boyle Smith Music Center building project was announced publiclly on January 12, 2022.

This future state-of-the art music center will enable the Arkansas Symphony to expand its state-wide music education initiatives and performance capabilities.

See press coverage from numerous sources and read more about the project here:

https://www.arkansassymphony.org/music-center

AMP Magazine Article - ASO's Opus Ball 37 to honor Florence Price!

 

Read AMP Magazine's article about the  ASO's Opus Ball 37 honoring Florence Price!

 

 

Guest Blog: Celebrating Florence Price!

Guest Blog By: Dr. Linda Holzer, Pianist and Professor of Music, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
July 4, 2021

For the 2021-2022 concert season, the ASO is honoring the musical artistry of Little Rock native, pioneering African American composer Florence Price. Join us in celebrating Arkansas’ cultural heritage!

Your ASO by the Numbers

By: Kari Schulz

June 25, 2021

As we look forward to the coming concert season, we want to reflect on what your ASO has been able to do over the past year and ask you for your support. ...

May 2021 Pop-Up Concerts

By: Kendall Carwile

May 18, 2021 

We couldn't think of a better way to end the 2020-2021 season than with three free outdoor Pop-Up concerts around Little Rock! 

One Year of Bedtime with Bach

By: Kendall Carwile

March 12, 2021 

It has officially been one year since Concertmaster Drew Irvin went live on Facebook for our first Bedtime with Bach. The goal was to bring peace and comfort during a hard time. Over the past year, Arkansas Symphony musicians and friends of the ASO have created 111 videos ...

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