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Upcoming Concerts

Opening Night: Mozart & Schubert Norman Andrew's Gran Turismo, Schubert's Symphony Noo. 5 in B-flat Major, and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21, featuring Richard Sheppard Arnold Artist of Distinction, Elisso Bolkvadze.

Artist of Distinction: Elisso Bolkvadze Prokofiev - Sonata for Piano No. 2

Ravish and Mayhem Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, Sibelius's Valse triste, Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, and ASO Composer of the Year Stephanie Berg's Ravish and Mayhem.

Schubert Festival Schubert - Fantasy for Violin and Piano Golijov - The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind

Schubert Octet ASO, I.N.C.: Intimate Neighborhood Concerts

Return to Robinson Center: Pines of Rome Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture, Korngold's Violin Concerto in D Major featuring Philippe Quint, violin, Mozart's "Haffner" Symphony, and Respighi's Pines of Rome.

Home for the Holidays The ASO returns home to the Robinson Center just in time for the holidays, with a show guaranteed to delight the entire family!

Haydn by Candlelight ASO, I.N.C.: Intimate Neighborhood Concerts

Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, Barber's Essay No. 1, and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring Norman Krieger.

Strauss & Debussy Strauss - Violin Sonata in E-flat Debussy - String Quartet in G minor

Rock On! Join us for a journey back to the rock and pop hits of the 70's and 80's with dynamic singers and your Arkansas Symphony Orchestra!

Mahler: Resurrection Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony featuring Kristin Lewis, soprano, and Christin-Marie Hill, mezzo-soprano.

Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio Tchaikovsky- Piano Trio in A minor

Imagine: The Music of John Lennon Come hear the music of this incredible man, traversing John's influence in the Beatles, and exploring material from his adventurous solo career.

Peter and the Wolf ASO, I.N.C.: Intimate Neighborhood Concerts

Haydn's Emperor Haydn - "Emperor" String Quartet Brahms - Sextet in B-flat

Beethoven & Blue Jeans Beethoven's Consecration of the House Overture, Sibelius's Symphony No. 2, and Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring Andrew Irvin, violin.

Airs & Dances Ravel - Piano Trio in A minor Theofanidis - Airs and Dances

Movie Night with the ASO Grab your popcorn, settle into your seat and let the ASO take you an a cinematic ride through some of the most exciting scores from your favorite movies.

Appalachian Spring ASO, I.N.C.: Intimate Neighborhood Concerts

SHARP #3: A SHARP Member’s Review of “Brahms & Dvořák”

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

ASO Youth Orchestra Member with Big Plans for the Future

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.

SHARP #2: Reflecting on a Christmas Hymn in Spring

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."
-Josef Suk

SHARP #1: Ottorino Respighi: Composer & Musicologist Extraordinaire

By: Justin Craig
March 2, 2015

On March 10th at 7:00 pm, the ASO will be presenting Something “Old” at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in North Little Rock. This concert will feature the music of Bach, Respighi, and Vivaldi.

I consider myself a pretty knowledgeable classical music fan. I’m generally familiar with the works of Bach. I own a recording of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” But, Respighi? I’d never heard of him until I read the program for the event.

My Story about ASO's Involvement in Arkansas Gives Last Year

By Becky Flynn – Associate Director of Development

Arkansas Gives: A 12-hour online giving event sponsored by the Arkansas Community Foundation. Nonprofit organizations across Arkansas encourage their donors to give during this day. Bonus funds are involved. Prize money is involved. This is one big day of donations for Arkansas nonprofits.

This is my story about ASO’s involvement in Arkansas Gives last year and everything we gained from it.

ASO’s Capital Hotel Concerts

By Scott Whiteley Carter - ASO Blog Guest Contributor

As a child, my first recollection of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra was when musicians would come to our elementary school and give a demonstration performance. We would dutifully file in and sit on the floor of the cafeteria, the aroma of lunch still lingering in the air. Yes, it was fun to get out of class. But what made the difficult task of sitting still on hard floors more enjoyable was the chance to see the musicians up close and to get to interact with them.

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