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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

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. GET TICKETS

MAY 26 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will close its season with a free concert to honor and celebrate the lives of members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra family who have passed away in these past two years. RSVP NOW

OCT 1-2 Multi-genre master violinist Rachel Barton Pine joins ASO on a program featuring Mozart, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Bruch, and Hindemith. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

OCT 22-23 Don't miss the hair-raising Halloween excitement of your ASO haunting you with spooky pop tunes and festive fun melodies for all ages! Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

NOV 12-13 ASO performs one of the most beloved violin concertos in the repertoire with guest soloist Geneva Lewis, along with music from Sibelius and James Lee, III. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

DEC 16-18 Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your ASO! Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

JAN 28-29 ASO's own master harpist, Alisa Coffey, performs Pierné's Concert Piece for Harp and Orchestra on a program also featuring music of Anna Clynne and Beethoven. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

FEB 11-12 Broadway and Hollywood combine for a romantic and entertaining evening of song and dance! Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

FEB 25-26 Sensational pianist George Li performs a tour-de-force piano work from Rachmaninoff, and the ASO performs Margaret Bonds and Arkansas' own William Grant Still. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

MAR 11-12 Experience the action-packed dinosaur adventure as never seen before: projected in HD with full symphonic orchestra playing the iconic score live to picture! Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

APR 1-2 One of the great modern masters of the cello performs one of the most popular concertos ever written for the instrument on a program also featuring music from R. Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

May 6-7 Samantha Ege - one of the world's leading scholars on the music of Little Rock's own Florence Price - performs on a program anchored by Berlioz' titanic Symphonie Fantastique. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

MAY 13-14 The Tony, Grammy, and Billboard Music Award-winning singer, actress, and Broadway star returns to Little Rock for a weekend of exciting music with your Arkansas Symphony! Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

Guest Blog: Dr. Linda Holzer on Little Rock Composers

Guest Blog By: Dr. Linda Holzer, Pianist and Professor of Music, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
October 4, 2019

Hometown Pride! Vienna has Haydn and Mozart; New York has George Gershwin and Aaron Copland; Little Rock has Florence Price and William Grant Still!

Guest Blog: Mark Hagemeier: Dr. Ruth Marie Allen Concert Series at UAMS

By: Mark Hagemeier, Managing Associate General Counsel, UAMS
April 1, 2019

My name is Mark Hagemeier, and I serve as the Managing Associate General Counsel at UAMS. I’ve held this role on this campus since 2008. Twice each year, employees of UAMS and I are treated to free concerts...

Guest Blog: On live film scoring, & ASO's "Raiders of the Lost Ark: In Concert"

By: Rich Aucoin, guest writer for Arkansas Times
May 15, 2018

Rich Aucoin is a musician on tour, guest writing for the Arkansas Times as he cycles his way across his U.S. performance dates to raise money for Mental Health America and The Canadian Mental Health Association. Check out his experience at Raiders of the Lost Ark!

Guest Blog: Archeology in the Natural State

By: Arkansas Archeological Society
May 9, 2018

The ASO is excited to partner with The Arkansas Archeological Society for our upcoming concert, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark! The Arkansas Archeological Society was formed in 1960 for the purpose of uniting all persons interested in the archeology of Arkansas, for the...

All about Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra & Ensembles

By: Geoffrey Robson
April 9, 2018

While the seniors in the orchestra are making their final decisions on colleges to attend, Director of Education Barbara Burroughs and I are busily talking to students, parents, and teachers about upcoming spring auditions...

Ella Fitzgerald: An Experience for the Family

By: Michael Kirkpatrick, Media Director at Kirkpatrick Creative, Blogger for AY Magazine's "Lunching in Little Rock," All-around-family-man
March 15, 2018

For a family, Saturday and Sunday afternoons are precious.  It is rare that there is a weekend that’s not pre-scheduled months in advance with sports, birthday parties, or other commitments. You only add to the calendar when it betters the children, fosters family ties, and is important. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Pops concerts do all of these, plus it is really fun!...

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