JAN 18 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents music from Respighi, Barber, and Korngold in the acoustically unique setting of Calvary Baptist Church in Little Rock. BUY TICKETS
JAN 27-28 Warm yourself from the winter weather with “Tchaikovsky’s Passion,” featuring selections from Bizet’s Carmen, one of the most widely-recognized operas in history, De Falla’s “Nights in the Garden of Spain” and Tchaikovsky's “Pathetique,” a composition full of fire, sadness, and passion. BUY TICKETS
JAN 30 Arensky: Quartet for Violin, Viola, and Two CellosDvořák: String Quartet No. 13 in G Major BUY TICKETS
FEB 10-11 Three of Nashville's elite songwriters perform and share the stories behind some of the biggest hits they've penned for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, and many, many more! BUY TICKETS
FEB 24-25 Join us for a journey to outer-space with Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra, and Holst's The Planets. BUY TICKETS
FEB 27 Rachmaninoff: String quartet No. 1Cras - QuintetteMozart: Divertimento No. 11, K. 251 BUY TICKETS
MAR 8 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents music from Vieuxtemps, Bach, Vivaldi, and ASO Composer of the Year, Adam Schoenberg, in the acoustically unique setting of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock. BUY TICKETS
MAR 10-11 Three versatile singers join the ASO to honor "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald, in what would have been her 100th year. BUY TICKETS
MAR 27 Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1Ewazen: Down a River of Time BUY TICKETS
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. BUY TICKETS
APR 13 - MAY 13 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild's 2018 fundraiser presents a design showcase at 8 Valley Creek View.
APR 17 Schoenberg, Adam: Slo-Moattr. Beethoven: Trio for Three FlutesSerocki: Suite for Four TrombonesBeethoven: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 59 No. 2 BUY TICKETS
MAY 3 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents music from Handel, Koetsier, and Haydn in the acoustically unique setting of St. James United Methodist Church in Little Rock. BUY TICKETS
MAY 12-13 Hold onto your hats, and watch the classic action adventure film while the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs the score live! BUY TICKETS
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."
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.