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 Leanne Day-Simpson - Orchestra Librarian and Education Coordinator
Even before the final notes of the ASO’s closing concert echo throughout the concert hall, work has already begun on next season’s ventures in the orchestra library and the education department.
By Barbara Burroughs - Director of Education and Outreach
As a part of the ASO staff for over 16 years, I’ve seen many changes in the orchestra, staff and patrons over the years.
By Christian Eddings - Development Coordinator
Although this is my first year, I have gained a lot of experience preparing for concerts. As an artist, I have only known one side of being prepared for a concert, which is making sure my performance mix is perfect, rehearsing, envisioning myself on the stage, but being the one who is helping to set the stage for other artists is another experience in itself.
As the Special Events Coordinator for Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, I have come to love many aspects of this job. Being new to the staff this year has been an eye opening experience. Seeing the effort and dedication amongst the ASO staff and musicians is what motivates me every day.
By Meagan Adams – Director of Finance
Here it is in May, and our 2014/15 season just ended. Preparations have been underway for a while for next season, and my work for opening night is just about over. My name is Meagan Adams, and I’m the Finance Director for the ASO. Yes, I’m one of those “boring accountants” but at least I get to work around fun people!