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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

MAR 20-21 Music from Arthur Honneger, Anna Clyne, and Astor Piazzola! Recorded March 20-21, stream available through March 17th.

APR 10-11 Stravinsky's "l'Histoire du Soldat" (Soldier's Tale) in collaboration with Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts and Ballet Arkansas.

APR 13 ASO musicians perform music from Yevgeniy Sharlot, Judith Markovich, and Frédéric Chopin.

MAY 1-2 Music from Prokofiev and Mozart!

MAY 11 ASO musicians perform music from Benjamin Britten and Carl Reinecke.

MAY 21 Program to be announced for this one-show-only concert!

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...

SHARP #3: A SHARP Member’s Review of “Brahms & Dvořák”

By: Ashley Jones
April 21, 2016

I left the final River Rhapsody Chamber Music Series performance of this season excited by the new people that I had the opportunity to meet at the SHARP Event, and excited by the vast array of music that I had the opportunity to enjoy. The evening began with a SHARP Event in which members were invited to enjoy a glass of wine while getting to know one another. This experience was extra special for me because my sister was visiting from out of town. I brought her to the event as my guest. She was impressed both by the SHARP group and the symphony performance. She could not believe

ASO Youth Orchestra Member with Big Plans for the Future

By: Evan Buckner
March 22, 2016

Music hasn't always been my forte. Never would I even touch my viola when I first started playing it. It wasn't until my 6th grade year that a light in me was turned on and I just started growing musically. Soon after I was introduced into the All-Region orchestras, and after participating for two years with the all region I tried out and made it to the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra.

SHARP #2: Reflecting on a Christmas Hymn in Spring

By: Ashley Jones
March 11, 2016

This week the Arkansas Symphony performed Meditation on the Old Bohemian Chorale "Saint Wenceslas” by Czech composer Josef Suk. After hearing this important work one is left to wonder…

Who was Josef Suk?

"I do not bow to anyone, except to my own conscience and to our noble Lady Music… and yet at the same time I know that thereby I serve my country, and praise the great people from the period of our wakening who taught us to love our country."
-Josef Suk

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