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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

SEP 26-27 The 2020-2021 Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Season opens with Dvořák's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," and 2020-2021 Artist of Distinction: violinist Tessa Lark.

OCT 24-25 Get your dancing shoes on, head to the concert hall, and get ready to show your R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to the Queen of Soul!

NOV 14-15 Piano sensation Conrad Tao joins the Arkansas Symphony under the baton of Roderick Cox. The annual casual concert and street party features music from Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Brahms.

DEC 18-20 Kris Allen is home for the holidays! Arkansas' own Kris Allen joins the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for a program of holiday favorites and selections from the American Idol-winner's own music.

JAN 30-31 Guest conductor, Akiko Fujimoto, leads ASO and guest pianist, Martina Filjak, in a program featuring Hindemith, Mozart and Strauss.

FEB 6-7 Marvel at the extraordinary showmanship of world-renowned pianist Joseph Joubert and veteran Broadway singers featuring the timeless music of the Gershwin Brothers!

FEB 20-21 Superstar violinist, Gil Shaham, performs his signature concerto: Barber's Violin Concerto, with music from Florence Price and Tchaikovsky.

MAR 13-14 Your Arkansas Symphony Orchestra transforms the Robinson Center into a fantastic world of magic, heroes, dragons, and villains.

APR 10-11 Stravinsky's famous Firebird Suite under the baton of Stephen Mulligan, with works from Adams, Schumann, and Ravel, and guest cellist, Gabriel Martins.

MAY 1-2 Violinist Shannon Lee joins ASO under the baton of Andrew Crust for a program featuring Borodin, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky's popular Concerto in D Major for Violin.

MAY 8-9 Cirque de la Symphonie brings the magic of cirque to the music hall with an exciting adaptation of exceptional cirque programs choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music.

Mid-Week Musician in the Spotlight: Leanne Day-Simpson

By: Rebecca Kirkpatrick
February 7, 2018

Each concert week we will highlight a musician with a few fun facts our patrons may not have otherwise known. This week our Musician in the Spotlight is Leanne Day-Simpson. Leanne is not only an ASO Violinist, but is also the Orchestra Librarian and Education Coordinator...

Tatiana Roitman Mann's Take on De Falla's "Nights in the Gardens of Spain"

By: Tatiana Roitman Mann
January 24, 2018

This weekend's soloist, pianist Tatiana Roitman Mann, takes us through the musical intracacies of De Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain... 

Musician in the Spotlight, Youth Orchestra Edition: Wilson Vanderslice

By: Rebecca Kirkpatrick
November 6, 2017

It’s time for another edition of Musician in the Spotlight, and this time there's a twist! Each week we highlight a musician with a few fun facts our patrons may not have otherwise known. This week our Musician in the Spotlight is one of our Youth Orchestra members, Wilson Vanderslice. Here are a few facts you may not know about Wilson:...

Featured Story: Opus Ball Chairs Susan and Herren Hickingbotham Featured in Little Rock Soirée

Little Rock Soirée feature by Jess Ardrey

Posted by: Brandon Dorris
November 6, 2017

The ASO is excited and proud to see Susan and Herren Hickingbotham, the Chairs of Opus Ball XXXIII: The Symphony Grand Ball, featured in Little Rock Soirée!

Mid-Week Musician in the Spotlight: Michael Underwood

By: Rebecca Kirkpatrick
November 1, 2017

Each week we will highlight a musician with a few fun facts our patrons may not have otherwise known. This week our Musician in the Spotlight is Michael Underwood. Dr. Underwood holds the William “Bill” Vickery, Jr. Memorial Chair as the ASO’s Principal Trombonist. Here are a few fun facts about Dr. Underwood:...

Insights from the Maestro: Romeo & Juliet

By: Philip Mann, conductor, ASO
October 26, 2017

Music is uniquely capable of presenting mood, character, and situation, and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet is a masterpiece of this musical painting. We will hear a portrait of The Young Juliet, a dissonant presentation of Montagues and Capulets, the magical Balcony Scene, and of course, the tragic...

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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. 

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