SEP 28-29 The 2019-2020 season opens in collaboration with ACANSA Arts Festival, featuring American trio Time for Three with conductor JoAnn Falletta and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.
OCT 1 The 2019-2020 River Rhapsodies series opens with a concert featuring Milhaud's String Quartet No. 1 and Beethoven's String Quartet No. 15.
OCTOBER 5 Little Rock and your Arkansas Symphony have the honor of hosting one Broadway's brightest stars for an exclusive evening of music: Heather Headley on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at the Robinson Center! BUY TICKETS
NOV 9-10 Explore the rich musical heritage of Arkansas with a pairing of composers with local roots – William Grant Still and Florence Price – with Beethoven's groundbreaking Symphony No. 3, “Eroica."
NOV 12 Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello, Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
DEC 19 ASO's traditional holiday show is back for a one-night-only performance including music from Tchaikosky's Nutcracker Suite, Holst's In the Bleak Midwinter, music from Polar Express, and your holiday favorites like O Holy Night, Sleigh Ride, and It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas! BUY TICKETS
DEC 20-22 A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture.
JAN 25-26 Ginastera, Bartók, and Copland examine the music of “home” with a program of dances honoring the folk music of their countries. Carolyn Kuan, conductor.
JAN 28 A program of works showing the power of music to capture a scene and tell a story.
FEB 8-9 Join Tony Award Winner Debbie Gravitte, Scarlett Strallen (Mary Poppins on Broadway), and Hugh Panaro (Phantom/Sweeney Todd) for an evening that features the music of two giants from the Broadway world - Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
FEB 29 - MAR 1 ASO Associate Conductor Geoffrey Robson leads your ASO in a program which explores the relationship between imagery and sound, with guest pianist Andrius Žlabys.
MAR 3 Brahms's Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Schumann's Piano Quintet.
MAR 14-15 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!
APR 18-19 Conductor Eric Jacobsen leads the ASO with music from Boulanger, guest soloist Simone Porter (violin), and Berlioz's powerful symphonic portrayal of an artist's unrequited love.
APR 21 Spohr's Grand Nonet, Fauré's Piano Quartet No. 1
MAY 2-3 Your ASO closes the 2019-2020 season with one of the greatest cello concertos played by one of the greatest cello soloists of our time: Zuill Bailey.
MAY 5 2019-2020 Richard Sheppard Arnold Artist of Distinction Zuill Bailey joins ASO musicians at the Clinton Presidential Center
MAY 9-10 The action-packed adventure of Jurassic Park pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival, with a full symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.
By: Philip Mann, conductor, ASO
September 25, 2017
As a programmer, I am struck by how profoundly sounds can influence our emotions and state-of-mind. With that in mind, I am thrilled to introduce to this season's Composer of the Year, Adam Schoenberg, and the opener to our first concert, Go. Fast and furious, it is a...
By: Rebecca Kirkpatrick
September 13, 2017
It’s time for our mid-week Musician in the Spotlight! Each week we will highlight a musician with a few fun facts our patrons wouldn't have otherwise known.
This week our Musician in the Spotlight is Carl Mason. Carl currently serves as 3rd Trumpet for the ASO. Here are a few things to know about Carl:...
By: Heather Honaker
July 24, 2017
“Next week, we will learn to play along with a new song,” Ms. Mariana Aun tells the Arkansas Symphony’s new bucket band.
“Will it have a cool beat like this the one we learned today?” asks Byron, bouncing with excitement, drum sticks in hand while...
By: Heather Honaker
April 4, 2017
Arkansas Gives Day, Beethoven & Blue Jeans, plus Beer & Brats: Big week for ASO
I have been looking forward to this week all season. As if the Beethoven & Blue Jeans concert with Brats & Beer Street Party weren’t fun enough, this year’s...
By: Tze-ying Wu
August 2, 2016
Hello, my name is Tze-ying Wu and I am the director of the ASO’s newly founded education program—the Sturgis Music Academy. First of all, I would like to thank the ASO for offering me this wonderful opportunity to create this program for them. Building this program is meaningful to me considering my passion for teaching and working with younger students, but I also believe...