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Upcoming Concerts

Haydn's Emperor Haydn - "Emperor" String Quartet S. Berg - Trio for Oboe, Horn and Harp Brahms - Sextet in B-flat, Op. 18 Buy Tickets Online

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. Join us before each concert for our popular Beer & Brats Street Party! Buy Tickets Online

Airs & Dances Theofanidis - Airs and Dances Ravel - Piano Trio in A minor Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117 Buy Tickets Online

Capital Hotel Informance The Capital Hotel and the ASO present a FREE informance (a short, educational performance) Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. at the beautiful Capital Hotel.

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

Back to the Future Power up your DeLorean...recharge your flux capacitor... and get ready to celebrate this unforgettable movie classic as you've never seen and heard it before!   Buy Tickets Online

Opening Night: Go Brahms Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor and Sibelius Concerto for Violin in D minor, featuring Artist of Distinction Jennifer Frautschi, violin.

Artist of Distinction: Jennifer Frautschi Schoenberg: Winter MusicTchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

French Connection 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.

Romeo and Juliet Kabelevsky's Overture to Colas Breugnon, Op. 24, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances.

Spanish Dance Sarasate: Navarra "Spanish Dance" for Two ViolinsSaint-Saens Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 75Jefferson Friedman: String Quartet No. 2

Home for the Holidays Put on a holiday sweater, grab a candy cane, and head to the Robinson Center for this fun-packed holiday musical extravaganza!

Tchaikovsky's Passion 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."

Dvorak the Romantic Arensky: Quartet for Violin, Viola, and Two CellosDvorak: String Quartet No. 13 in G Major

Music City Hit-Makers 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.

The Planets Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra, and Holst's The Planets.

Parlor Music: Rachmaninoff Rachmaninoff: String quartet No. 1Cras - QuintetteMozart: Divertimento No. 11, K. 251

A Tribute to Ella We honor "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald, in what would have been her 100th year.

Sound Textures Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1Ewazen: Down a River of Time

Beethoven & Blue Jeans 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.

Beethoven Festival Schoenberg, Adam: Slo-MoSerocki: Suite for Four TrombonesBeethoven: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 59 No. 2

Raiders of the Lost Ark Hold onto your hats, and watch the classic action adventure film while the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs the score live!

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.

Scheduling, Budgeting, Negotiating, Planning, Practicing, Performing

The summer is here, which means the ASO has just finished another busy and rewarding season. While our new season doesn’t begin until September, work has been underway for months to make sure we are ready for opening night!

Learning the Ropes

By Kevin Bontempo -  Public Relations & Digital Strategies Intern

My name is Kevin Bontempo and I am currently a junior at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. I am currently working on my Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in marketing with an emphasis in public relations. This summer, I am the Public Relations & Digital Strategies intern at the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Along with my major, I am involved in many organizations where I play the trumpet, such as my college marching band and church orchestra.

Finding Your Note

By Jim Gunnell, ASO Subscriber

I was weeping as I sat in the shadows of the music-filled auditorium. I thought to myself, “What is wrong with me? Why am I crying?” I felt embarrassed. Here I am, a grown man crying for no apparent reason. My heart raced and beads of perspiration formed on my forehead as I tried to hold back the tears. I quickly discovered there’s no inconspicuous way to wipe tears from your face, so I let them flow. I felt like each one of them was capturing the light from the stage. I was confident that the glistening droplets must be distracting to the people sitting around me. I told myself, “Breathe. Just breathe. Inhale. Exhale.”

From the Shelves to the Stage

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.

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