JAN 26 - 27 Verdi's Overture to La forza del destino, Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Artist of Distinction Andrew von Oeyen, and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3, "Scottish." Concert Sponsored by Metal Recycling Corporation. BUY TICKETS
JAN 29 Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 20, No. 4, Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin, and Shostakovich's Piano Qiuntet in G minor, Op. 57, featuring Andrew von Oeyen. BUY TICKETS
FEB 9-10 Oscar "Andy" Hammerstein III, grandson of the beloved librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, hosts a celebration of some of America's most cherished music from the stage. BUY TICKETS
FEB 23 - 24 Beethoven's Symphony No. 9: Ode to Joy. BUY TICKETS
FEB 26 Janáček's String Quartet No. 1, Puccini's String Quartet in D Major, Verdi's String Quartet. BUY TICKETS
March 2 The world premier of a new orchestral arrangment of a jazz composition entitled No Tears Suite, written by Little Rock jazz pianist Chris Parker and vocalist Kelley Hurt and featuring a jazz ensemble including GRAMMY-winning drummer Brian Blade and GRAMMY-nominated bassist and arranger Rufus Reid. TICKETS GO ON SALE JANUARY 10!
MAR 9-10 Beatlemania is back with Classical Mystery Tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band! BUY TICKETS
MARCH 28 ASO principal musicians are featured with chamber orchestra in the intimate and unique venue of the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. BUY TICKETS
APR 13 - 14 Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila, Ravel's Tzigane, Beethoven's Romance No. 2, Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty, and Enesco's Romanian Rhapsody. Concert sponsored by UA Little Rock and the National Endowment for the Arts. BUY TICKETS
APR 16 Debussy's Violin Sonata, Poulenc's Sextet for Piano and Winds. BUY TICKETS
MAY 4 - 5 Mahler's Symphony No. 5, and the world premiere of Michael Fine's Concerto for Oboe Section. BUY TICKETS
MAY 7 Ravel's Sonatine en Trio, Francaix's String Trio, Pärt's Fratres, Dillon's Multiplicity, Gardel's Por una Cabeza. BUY TICKETS
MAY 11-12 Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure in the beloved movie that captivated audiences around the world, complete with John Williams' Academy Award-winning score performed live by a full symphony orchestra in sync to the film projected on a huge HD screen! BUY TICKETS
MAY 23 Beethoven's powerful Triple Concerto is presented in the beautiful and resonant acoustic space of Calvary Baptist Church. BUY TICKETS
By: Rosslyn Elliott, Central Arkansas Library System (CALS)
June 20, 2018
Talented young musicians are inspiring kids throughout the library system with live music as well as a chance to put hands on musical instruments and even play the violin. This free interactive music lesson with members of the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra will...
By: Rich Aucoin, guest writer for Arkansas Times
May 15, 2018
Rich Aucoin is a musician on tour, guest writing for the Arkansas Times as he cycles his way across his U.S. performance dates to raise money for Mental Health America and The Canadian Mental Health Association. Check out his experience at Raiders of the Lost Ark!
By: Arkansas Archeological Society
May 9, 2018
The ASO is excited to partner with The Arkansas Archeological Society for our upcoming concert, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark! The Arkansas Archeological Society was formed in 1960 for the purpose of uniting all persons interested in the archeology of Arkansas, for the...
By: Geoffrey Robson
April 9, 2018
While the seniors in the orchestra are making their final decisions on colleges to attend, Director of Education Barbara Burroughs and I are busily talking to students, parents, and teachers about upcoming spring auditions...
For a family, Saturday and Sunday afternoons are precious. It is rare that there is a weekend that’s not pre-scheduled months in advance with sports, birthday parties, or other commitments. You only add to the calendar when it betters the children, fosters family ties, and is important. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Pops concerts do all of these, plus it is really fun!...
By: Rebecca Kirkpatrick
April 11, 2018
Each concert week we will highlight a musician with a few fun facts our patrons may not have otherwise known. This week our Musician in the Spotlight is Carolyn Brown. Carolyn is the Principal Flutist for the ASO...