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." BUY TICKETS ONLINE
NOV 12 Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello, Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 BUY TICKETS ONLINE
NOV 20 The Ruth Allen Concert Series at UAMS presents a free concert featuring ASO musicians performing music from Michael Fine and Mozart.
NOV 22 Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra, the elite ensemble in ASO's ASOYE program, performs selections from Wagner's Prelude to Die Meistersinger, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, and Chabrier's Larghetto. BUY TICKETS ONLINE
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 ONLINE
DEC 21-22 A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture. BUY TICKETS ONLINE
JAN 19 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Youth Ensembles (two strings groups, two full orchestras) perform at Wilbur D. Mills High School in Little Rock. BUY TICKETS ONLINE
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. BUY TICKETS ONLINE
JAN 28 A program of works showing the power of music to capture a scene and tell a story. BUY TICKETS ONLINE
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. BUY TICKETS ONLINE
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. BUY TICKETS ONLINE
MAR 3 Brahms's Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Schumann's Piano Quintet. BUY TICKETS ONLINE
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! BUY TICKETS ONLINE
APR 10 Cellist Jeremy Crosmer conducts a residency week with ASYO, followed by an appearance as guest soloist with the elite youth ensemble. BUY TICKETS ONLINE
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. BUY TICKETS ONLINE
APR 21 Spohr's Grand Nonet, Fauré's Piano Quartet No. 1 BUY TICKETS ONLINE
APR 26 Preparatory, Prelude, and Academy Orchestras perform, followed by the ASYO sitting Side by Side with the professional musicians of the ASO. BUY TICKETS ONLINE
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. BUY TICKETS ONLINE
MAY 5 2019-2020 Richard Sheppard Arnold Artist of Distinction Zuill Bailey joins ASO musicians at the Clinton Presidential Center BUY TICKETS ONLINE
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. BUY TICKETS ONLINE
By Barbara Burroughs - Director of Education and Outreach
As a part of the ASO staff for over 16 years, I’ve seen many changes in the orchestra, staff and patrons over the years.
By Christian Eddings - Development Coordinator
Although this is my first year, I have gained a lot of experience preparing for concerts. As an artist, I have only known one side of being prepared for a concert, which is making sure my performance mix is perfect, rehearsing, envisioning myself on the stage, but being the one who is helping to set the stage for other artists is another experience in itself.
As the Special Events Coordinator for Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, I have come to love many aspects of this job. Being new to the staff this year has been an eye opening experience. Seeing the effort and dedication amongst the ASO staff and musicians is what motivates me every day.
By Meagan Adams – Director of Finance
Here it is in May, and our 2014/15 season just ended. Preparations have been underway for a while for next season, and my work for opening night is just about over. My name is Meagan Adams, and I’m the Finance Director for the ASO. Yes, I’m one of those “boring accountants” but at least I get to work around fun people!