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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

OCT 2-3 Conductor Stephen Mulligan leads ASO in a rousing opening night performance of music from Adams, Schumann feat. Gabriel Martins, Ravel, and Stravinsky's legendary Firebird.

OCT 12 ASO musicians perform music from Brahms, Bruch, and Price in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

NOV 6-7 Conductor Roderick Cox leads ASO in a concert featuring piano sensation Conrad Tao and music from Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Brahms.

NOV 9 ASO musicians perform music from Martinů, Haydn, Vanhal, and Shostakovich in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

DEC 17-19 Kris Allen is home for the holidays! Arkansas' own Kris Allen joins the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for a program of holiday favorites and selections from the American Idol-winner's own music.

JAN 29-30 Conductor Andrew Crust leads ASO in a concert featuring violinist Shannon Lee and music from Borodin, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky.

FEB 1 ASO musicians perform music from Shaw, Ligeti, and Brahms in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

FEB 26-27 Violin superstar Gil Shaham joins Geoffrey Robson and ASO for a program featuring Barber's Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky, and Little Rock's own Florence Price.

MAR 1 ASO musicians perform music from Dempster, Jalbert, Renié, and Schubert in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

MAR 12-13 Celebrate the Queen of Soul with your ASO! This rocking program explores the career of one of the greatest entertainers in American history: Aretha Franklin!

MAR 26-27 Marvel at the extraordinary showmanship of world-renowned pianist Joseph Joubert and veteran Broadway singers featuring the timeless music of the Gershwin Brothers!

APR 9-10 Conductor Akiko Fujimoto and pianist Martina Filjak join ASO for a program featuring Mozart, Strauss, and a world premiere from Tania Leon.

APR 12 ASO musicians perform music from Montgomery, Wiancko, and León in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

MAY 7-8 Cirque de la Symphonie brings the magic of cirque to the music hall with an exciting adaptation of exceptional cirque programs choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music.

MAY 14-15 Conductor Matthew Kraemer and violinist Tessa Lark join ASO for a program featuring Dvorak's New World Symphony and music from Torke and Jeremy Crosmer.

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.

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 ...

From the U.S. to the U.K.: Meet the Composers of "A Lyric Return"

By: Kendall Carwile

January 14, 2021

From New York City to Paris the composers featured on ASO's first Masterworks concert of the season come from unique and diverse backgrounds. Did you know that George Walker was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music? Or that Claude Debussy worked for Tchaikovsky's patroness, giver her kids piano lessons? ... 

Guest Feature - Little Rock Soirée: The Show Must Go On(line)

By: Todd Traub, contributing writer, Little Rock Soirée

October 28, 2020

Pay cuts, rescheduling, deficits and uncertainty. It sounds like today’s headlines, but for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra it’s history. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to...

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