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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.

ASO Quapaw Quartet Visits Carver Elementary School

By: Laura Williams, Pre-K Teacher at Carver Elementary School in Little Rock
April 2,2018

On Wednesday, March 28th, ASO's Quapaw String Quartet visited Carver Elementary School, and it was a wonderful experience. I was so excited to…

Mid-Week Musician in the Spotlight: Alisa Coffey

By: Rebecca Kirkpatrick
February 22,2018

Each concert week we will highlight a musician with a few fun facts our patrons may not have otherwise known. This week our Musician in the Spotlight is Alisa Coffey. Alisa is the Principal Harpist for the ASO...

Mid-Week Musician in the Spotlight: Drew Irvin

By: Rebecca Kirkpatrick
February 15, 2018

Each concert week we will highlight a musician with a few fun facts our patrons may not have otherwise known. This week our Musician in the Spotlight is Drew Irvin. Drew is the Dora Paley Ronnel Concertmaster Chair for the ASO...

Mid-Week Musician in the Spotlight: Leanne Day-Simpson

By: Rebecca Kirkpatrick
February 7, 2018

Each concert week we will highlight a musician with a few fun facts our patrons may not have otherwise known. This week our Musician in the Spotlight is Leanne Day-Simpson. Leanne is not only an ASO Violinist, but is also the Orchestra Librarian and Education Coordinator...

Tatiana Roitman Mann's Take on De Falla's "Nights in the Gardens of Spain"

By: Tatiana Roitman Mann
January 24, 2018

This weekend's soloist, pianist Tatiana Roitman Mann, takes us through the musical intracacies of De Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain... 

Musician in the Spotlight, Youth Orchestra Edition: Wilson Vanderslice

By: Rebecca Kirkpatrick
November 6, 2017

It’s time for another edition of Musician in the Spotlight, and this time there's a twist! Each week we highlight a musician with a few fun facts our patrons may not have otherwise known. This week our Musician in the Spotlight is one of our Youth Orchestra members, Wilson Vanderslice. Here are a few facts you may not know about Wilson:...

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