MAY 24 Free concert featuring ASO musicians Alisa Coffey, harp, Leanna Renfro, oboe, and Beth Wheeler, English Horn, at the Walton Auditorium at UAMS. No tickets needed - FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
SEP 30 - OCT 1 Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor and Sibelius Concerto for Violin in D minor, featuring Artist of Distinction Jennifer Frautschi, violin.
OCT 3 Schoenberg: Winter MusicTchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence
OCT 21-22 Milhaud's Le Boeuf sur le toit, Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major, featuring Ji, piano, Weill's "Berliner Sinfonie," and Debussey's Petite suite.
NOV 4-5 Kabelevsky's Overture to Colas Breugnon, Op. 24, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances.
NOV 7 Sarasate: Navarra "Spanish Dance" for Two ViolinsSaint-Saens Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 75Jefferson Friedman: String Quartet No. 2
DEC 15-17 Put on a holiday sweater, grab a candy cane, and head to the Robinson Center for this fun-packed holiday musical extravaganza!
JAN 27-28 Bizet's Selections from Carmen, de Falla's Noches en los jardines de España, featuring pianist Tatiana Roitmann Mann, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique."
JAN 30 Arensky: Quartet for Violin, Viola, and Two CellosDvořák: String Quartet No. 13 in G Major
FEB 10-11 Music City Hit-Makers is “classin’ up country” with a one-of-a-kind musical event featuring Nashville’s hottest songwriters and your Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
FEB 24-25 Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra, and Holst's The Planets.
FEB 27 Rachmaninoff: String quartet No. 1Cras - QuintetteMozart: Divertimento No. 11, K. 251
MAR 10-11 We honor "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald, in what would have been her 100th year.
MAR 27 Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1Ewazen: Down a River of Time
APR 14-15 Adam Schoenberg's Finding Rothko, Ravel's Ma Mère l’Oye: 5 pièces enfantines, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral," with impressionist painter, Barry Thomas.
APR 17 Schoenberg, Adam: Slo-MoSerocki: Suite for Four TrombonesBeethoven: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 59 No. 2
MAY 12-13 Hold onto your hats, and watch the classic action adventure film while the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs the score live!
By: Heather Honaker
April 4, 2017
Arkansas Gives Day, Beethoven & Blue Jeans, plus Beer & Brats: Big week for ASO
I have been looking forward to this week all season. As if the Beethoven & Blue Jeans concert with Brats & Beer Street Party weren’t fun enough, this year’s...
By: Tze-ying Wu
August 2, 2016
Hello, my name is Tze-ying Wu and I am the director of the ASO’s newly founded education program—the Sturgis Music Academy. First of all, I would like to thank the ASO for offering me this wonderful opportunity to create this program for them. Building this program is meaningful to me considering my passion for teaching and working with younger students, but I also believe...
By: Justin Craig
June 15, 2016
On June 16th, 2016, SHARP will be hosting its second official Recruitment Party at Rock Town Distillery from 6 pm to 8 pm. This event will feature free food, drinks, and musical entertainment. The most important aspect of this event, however, will be the opportunity to join SHARP.
Why should someone join SHARP? Well, aside from offering members ASO concert tickets at significantly reduced prices, SHARP regularly provides its members with...
By: Ashley Jones
April 21, 2016
I left the final River Rhapsody Chamber Music Series performance of this season excited by the new people that I had the opportunity to meet at the SHARP Event, and excited by the vast array of music that I had the opportunity to enjoy. The evening began with a SHARP Event in which members were invited to enjoy a glass of wine while getting to know one another. This experience was extra special for me because my sister was visiting from out of town. I brought her to the event as my guest. She was impressed both by the SHARP group and the symphony performance. She could not believe
By: Evan Buckner
March 22, 2016
Music hasn't always been my forte. Never would I even touch my viola when I first started playing it. It wasn't until my 6th grade year that a light in me was turned on and I just started growing musically. Soon after I was introduced into the All-Region orchestras, and after participating for two years with the all region I tried out and made it to the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra.
By: Ashley Jones
March 11, 2016
This week the Arkansas Symphony performed Meditation on the Old Bohemian Chorale "Saint Wenceslas” by Czech composer Josef Suk. After hearing this important work one is left to wonder…
Who was Josef Suk?
"I do not bow to anyone, except to my own conscience and to our noble Lady Music… and yet at the same time I know that thereby I serve my country, and praise the great people from the period of our wakening who taught us to love our country."