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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

NOV 7 The Opus Ball is the most elegant fundraising gala in central Arkansas. Please join us for Rhapsody in Blue, an evening supporting music education programs - with a special performance from American Iol-winner Kris Allen! GET OPUS TICKETS

NOV 10 Live streamed from the beautiful visual and acoustic space of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, ASO musicians celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest composers in history. LIVE STREAM VIDEO

NOV 15 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Arkansas co-present an open air concert in downtown Little Rock, featuring world premiere choreography and music from Golijov, Barber, and Augusta Read Thomas.

JAN 16-17 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

JAN 30-31 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

FEB 20-21 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

MAR 20-21 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

APR 10-11 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

MAY 1-2 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

Mid-Week Musician in the Spotlight: Eric Hayward

By: Rebecca Kirkpatrick
September 20, 2017

It’s that time of week again-- 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...

Mid-Week Musician in the Spotlight: Carl Mason

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:...

Cool Beats at ASO's New Program

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...

Arkansas Gives Day, Beethoven & Blue Jeans, plus Beer & Brats: Big week for ASO

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...

A letter from the Sturgis Music Academy Director

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...

SHARP #4: Why SHARP?

By: Justin Craig
June 15, 2016

On June 16th, 2016, SHARP will be hosting its second official Recruitment Party at Rock Town Distillery from 6 pm to 8 pm. This event will feature free food, drinks, and musical entertainment. The most important aspect of this event, however, will be the opportunity to join SHARP.
Why should someone join SHARP? Well, aside from offering members ASO concert tickets at significantly reduced prices, SHARP regularly provides its members with...

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