Dec. 15-17 Your ASO invites you to bring family and friends to the Robinson Center for a fun-packed holiday music extravaganza! BUY TICKETS
Jan. 16 Music from Laténas, Khachaturian, and Rochberg. BUY TICKETS
Jan. 27-28 Piazzolla's passionate tango-inspired melodies, CPE Bach's Concerto for Flute, Saint-Saëns' Earth-shaking Organ Symphony BUY TICKETS
Feb. 10-11 Enjoy iconic James Bond songs from almost six decades of box office blockbusters with your ASO and amazing guest singers. BUY TICKETS
Feb. 24-25 Christopher Theofanidis' The Wind and Petit Jean - commissioned and premiered by ASO musicians - opens a concert featuring Beethoven's Violin Concerto and more. BUY TICKETS
Feb. 27 Artist of Distinction Kerson Leong performs solo and with ASO musicians. BUY TICKETS
Mar. 9-10 ASO will join forces with Capathia Jenkins' powerhouse voice to perform the soulful hits of Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Toni Braxton, Adele, and many more! BUY TICKETS
Apr. 6-7 Gustav Holst's magnificent tribute to the cosmos will be performed on the weekend preceding the totality of the 2024 eclipse's passing through Little Rock! BUY TICKETS
Apr. 16 Music from Larsen, Moszkowski, Liebermann, and Flackton. BUY TICKETS
Apr. 20 Relive the film that started it all. Watch the wand choose the wizard, a troll run amok and magic mirrors in high-definition while a live orchestra performs John Williams’ iconic score. Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone™ in Concert. ***UNFORTUNATELY, THE BLACK FRIDAY SALE DOES NOT APPLY TO THIS CONCERT BUY TICKETS
May 4-5 Romantic masterpieces close the season with Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde Prelude, Clara Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, and Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 4. BUY TICKETS
May 7 Music from Koetsier, Dvořák, Takemitsu, and Shaw. BUY TICKETS
May 11-12 For the first time ever, your ASO will host a singing competition, featuring Bonnie Montgomery, Rodney Block, and American Idol's Season Eight winner Kris Allen as our guest celebrity judges. Watch performers go head-to-head alongside the orchestra to win your votes for the grand prize! BUY TICKETS
By: Justin Craig
March 2, 2015
On March 10th at 7:00 pm, the ASO will be presenting Something “Old” at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in North Little Rock. This concert will feature the music of Bach, Respighi, and Vivaldi.
I consider myself a pretty knowledgeable classical music fan. I’m generally familiar with the works of Bach. I own a recording of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” But, Respighi? I’d never heard of him until I read the program for the event.
By Becky Flynn – Associate Director of Development
Arkansas Gives: A 12-hour online giving event sponsored by the Arkansas Community Foundation. Nonprofit organizations across Arkansas encourage their donors to give during this day. Bonus funds are involved. Prize money is involved. This is one big day of donations for Arkansas nonprofits.
This is my story about ASO’s involvement in Arkansas Gives last year and everything we gained from it.
By Scott Whiteley Carter - ASO Blog Guest Contributor
As a child, my first recollection of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra was when musicians would come to our elementary school and give a demonstration performance. We would dutifully file in and sit on the floor of the cafeteria, the aroma of lunch still lingering in the air. Yes, it was fun to get out of class. But what made the difficult task of sitting still on hard floors more enjoyable was the chance to see the musicians up close and to get to interact with them.
The summer is here, which means the ASO has just finished another busy and rewarding season. While our new season doesn’t begin until September, work has been underway for months to make sure we are ready for opening night!
By Kevin Bontempo - Public Relations & Digital Strategies Intern
My name is Kevin Bontempo and I am currently a junior at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. I am currently working on my Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in marketing with an emphasis in public relations. This summer, I am the Public Relations & Digital Strategies intern at the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Along with my major, I am involved in many organizations where I play the trumpet, such as my college marching band and church orchestra.
By Jim Gunnell, ASO Subscriber
I was weeping as I sat in the shadows of the music-filled auditorium. I thought to myself, “What is wrong with me? Why am I crying?” I felt embarrassed. Here I am, a grown man crying for no apparent reason. My heart raced and beads of perspiration formed on my forehead as I tried to hold back the tears. I quickly discovered there’s no inconspicuous way to wipe tears from your face, so I let them flow. I felt like each one of them was capturing the light from the stage. I was confident that the glistening droplets must be distracting to the people sitting around me. I told myself, “Breathe. Just breathe. Inhale. Exhale.”