APR 13 - MAY 13 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild's 2018 fundraiser presents a design showcase at 8 Valley Creek View.
APR 27 The Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Geoffrey Robson, presents music from Bernstein, Sibelius, Debussy, and more, with guest clarinet soloist Yoonah Kim. 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
SEP 29 - 30 Dukas' Sorcerer's Apprentice, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, featuring David Fung, and Stravinsky's Petrushka.
OCT 2 Mozart's Oboe Quartet in F major, Schmann's String Quartet in A minor
NOV 10 - 11 Guest Conductor Sarah Ionannides and the ASO present Tower's Coming to America, Smetana's Vltava, and Elgar's Enigma Variations.
NOV 13 Brahms's Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major and Piano Quartet in G minor, featuring ASO Concertmaster Kiril Laskarov.
DEC 14-16 Your Arkansas Symphony invites you to bring family and friends to the Robinson Center for a fun-packed holiday music extravaganza! Kids aged one to one hundred should put on a holiday sweater, grab your favorite holiday candy, and settle in to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!
JAN 26 - 27 Verdi's Overture to La forza del destino, Chopin's Piano Concerto No., with Artist of Distinction Andrew von Oeyen, and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3, "Scottish."
JAN 29 Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 20, No. 4, Chopin's Selections for Solo Piano, and Enesco's Piano Quintet in A minor.
FEB 23 - 24 Beethoven's Symphony No. 9: Ode to Joy.
FEB 26 Janáček's String Quartet No. 1, Puccini's String Quartet in D Major, Verdi's String Quartet.
FEB 9-10 Oscar "Andy" Hammerstein III, grandson of the beloved librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, hosts a celebration of some of America's most cherished music from the stage.
APR 13 - 14 Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila, Ravel's Tzigane, Beethoven's Romance No. 2, Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty, and Enesco's Romanian Rhapsody.
APR 16 Debussy's Violin Sonata, Poulenc's Sextet for Piano and Winds.
MAR 9-10 Beatlemania is back with Classical Mystery Tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band!
MAY 4 - 5 Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Fine's Concerto for Oboe Section, Brahms' Hungarian Dances, and Liszt's Les Préludes.
MAY 7 Ravel's Sonatine en Trio, Francaix's String Trio, Pärt's Fratres, Dillon's Multiplicity, Gardel's Por una Cabeza.
MAY 11-12 Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure in the beloved movie that captivated audiences around the world, complete with John Williams' Academy Award-winning score performed live by a full symphony orchestra in sync to the film projected on a huge HD screen!
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!