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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

Sep. 30 - Oct. 1 Fabulous violinist Jennifer Frautschi performs the Florence Price Violin Concerto No. 2 and the orchestra performs Respighi's massive Pines of Rome BUY TICKETS

Oct. 3 Music from Beethoven, Poulenc, Seiber, and Greenstein. BUY TICKETS

Oct. 21-22 Experience watching this epic movie while listening to John Williams' iconic score with a live orchestra! © 2018 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © DISNEY. BUY TICKETS

Nov. 11-12 Sensational pianist Conrad Tao returns to Little Rock to perform one of the greatest works in the piano repertory: Rachmaninoff's Third Concerto. BUY TICKETS

Nov. 14 Artist of Distinction Conrad Tao performs solo and with ASO musicians. BUY TICKETS

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

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

One Year of Bedtime with Bach

By: Kendall Carwile

March 12, 2021 

It has officially been one year since Concertmaster Drew Irvin went live on Facebook for our first Bedtime with Bach. The goal was to bring peace and comfort during a hard time. Over the past year, Arkansas Symphony musicians and friends of the ASO have created 111 videos ...

From the U.S. to the U.K.: Meet the Composers of "A Lyric Return"

By: Kendall Carwile

January 14, 2021

From New York City to Paris the composers featured on ASO's first Masterworks concert of the season come from unique and diverse backgrounds. Did you know that George Walker was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music? Or that Claude Debussy worked for Tchaikovsky's patroness, giver her kids piano lessons? ... 

Guest Feature - Little Rock Soirée: The Show Must Go On(line)

By: Todd Traub, contributing writer, Little Rock Soirée

October 28, 2020

Pay cuts, rescheduling, deficits and uncertainty. It sounds like today’s headlines, but for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra it’s history. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to...

Stella Stories: A Legacy of Philanthropy

By: Scott Carter, Public Affairs and Creative Economy Advisor for the City of Little Rock

October 16, 2020

When Stella Boyle Smith died at the age of 100 on July 9, 1994, she was well known for her love of music and philanthropy.  It is a lasting connection of her to a building in which she spent so many hours as an arts patron.

Stella Stories: From the Beginning

By: Kendall Carwile

October 2, 2020

You see her name attached to our Masterworks series, but did you know that the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra wouldn't exist without her? 

Musician Spotlight: Katherine Williamson

By: Kendall Carwile

February 19, 2020

Katherine Williamson is in her seventh season with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, where she spent six seasons as an Arts Partner with the Rockefeller Quartet. She is now in her first season as Assistant Concertmaster and Director of the ASO String Academy. The Academy will have put violins and cellos in the hands of just under 400 Pulaski County schoolchildren by the end of the 19/20 season.

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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.

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