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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

JUN 25 Featuring musicians from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and professional singers from right here in Arkansas, this sunset concert on the lake at Wildwood's Butler Gazebo will feature favorite compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - and a little bit more.

OCT 2-3 Conductor Stephen Mulligan leads ASO in a rousing opening night performance of music from Adams, Schumann feat. Gabriel Martins, Ravel, and Stravinsky's legendary Firebird.

OCT 12 ASO musicians perform music from Brahms, Bruch, and Price in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

NOV 6-7 Conductor Roderick Cox leads ASO in a concert featuring piano sensation Conrad Tao and music from Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Brahms.

NOV 9 ASO musicians perform music from Martinů, Haydn, Vanhal, and Shostakovich in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

DEC 17-19 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 29-30 Conductor Andrew Crust leads ASO in a concert featuring violinist Shannon Lee and music from Borodin, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky.

FEB 1 ASO musicians perform music from Shaw, Ligeti, and Brahms in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

FEB 26-27 Violin superstar Gil Shaham joins Geoffrey Robson and ASO for a program featuring Barber's Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky, and Little Rock's own Florence Price.

MAR 1 ASO musicians perform music from Dempster, Jalbert, Renié, and Schubert in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

MAR 12-13 Celebrate the Queen of Soul with your ASO! This rocking program explores the career of one of the greatest entertainers in American history: Aretha Franklin!

MAR 26-27 Marvel at the extraordinary showmanship of world-renowned pianist Joseph Joubert and veteran Broadway singers featuring the timeless music of the Gershwin Brothers!

APR 9-10 Conductor Akiko Fujimoto and pianist Martina Filjak join ASO for a program featuring Mozart, Strauss, and a world premiere from Tania Leon.

APR 12 ASO musicians perform music from Montgomery, Wiancko, and León in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

MAY 7-8 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.

MAY 14-15 Conductor Matthew Kraemer and violinist Tessa Lark join ASO for a program featuring Dvorak's New World Symphony and music from Torke and Jeremy Crosmer.

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.

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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