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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

JUN 25 Featuring musicians from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and professional singers from right here in Arkansas, this sunset concert on the lake at Wildwood's Butler Gazebo will feature favorite compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - and a little bit more.

OCT 2-3 Conductor Stephen Mulligan leads ASO in a rousing opening night performance of music from Adams, Schumann feat. Gabriel Martins, Ravel, and Stravinsky's legendary Firebird.

OCT 12 ASO musicians perform music from Brahms, Bruch, and Price in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

NOV 6-7 Conductor Roderick Cox leads ASO in a concert featuring piano sensation Conrad Tao and music from Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Brahms.

NOV 9 ASO musicians perform music from Martinů, Haydn, Vanhal, and Shostakovich in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

DEC 17-19 Kris Allen is home for the holidays! Arkansas' own Kris Allen joins the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for a program of holiday favorites and selections from the American Idol-winner's own music.

JAN 29-30 Conductor Andrew Crust leads ASO in a concert featuring violinist Shannon Lee and music from Borodin, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky.

FEB 1 ASO musicians perform music from Shaw, Ligeti, and Brahms in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

FEB 26-27 Violin superstar Gil Shaham joins Geoffrey Robson and ASO for a program featuring Barber's Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky, and Little Rock's own Florence Price.

MAR 1 ASO musicians perform music from Dempster, Jalbert, Renié, and Schubert in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

MAR 12-13 Celebrate the Queen of Soul with your ASO! This rocking program explores the career of one of the greatest entertainers in American history: Aretha Franklin!

MAR 26-27 Marvel at the extraordinary showmanship of world-renowned pianist Joseph Joubert and veteran Broadway singers featuring the timeless music of the Gershwin Brothers!

APR 9-10 Conductor Akiko Fujimoto and pianist Martina Filjak join ASO for a program featuring Mozart, Strauss, and a world premiere from Tania Leon.

APR 12 ASO musicians perform music from Montgomery, Wiancko, and León in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

MAY 7-8 Cirque de la Symphonie brings the magic of cirque to the music hall with an exciting adaptation of exceptional cirque programs choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music.

MAY 14-15 Conductor Matthew Kraemer and violinist Tessa Lark join ASO for a program featuring Dvorak's New World Symphony and music from Torke and Jeremy Crosmer.

MAY 17 ASO musicians and 2021-2022 Artist of Distinction Tessa Lark perform music from Chevalier St. George, Mozart, and Mendelssohn in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center.

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's Sturgis Music 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.

Musician Spotlight: Timothy MacDuff

By: Kendall Carwile

January 28, 2020

Timothy MacDuff is in his 1st season with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He is currently a section violist for the ASO and violist for the Quapaw Quartet, which performs regularly at the Clinton Presidential Center as well as in schools and outreach events all over the state. 

Guest Blog: Dr. Linda Holzer on Little Rock Composers

Guest Blog By: Dr. Linda Holzer, Pianist and Professor of Music, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
October 4, 2019

Hometown Pride! Vienna has Haydn and Mozart; New York has George Gershwin and Aaron Copland; Little Rock has Florence Price and William Grant Still!

Guest Blog: Mark Hagemeier: Dr. Ruth Marie Allen Concert Series at UAMS

By: Mark Hagemeier, Managing Associate General Counsel, UAMS
April 1, 2019

My name is Mark Hagemeier, and I serve as the Managing Associate General Counsel at UAMS. I’ve held this role on this campus since 2008. Twice each year, employees of UAMS and I are treated to free concerts...

Guest Blog: On live film scoring, & ASO's "Raiders of the Lost Ark: In Concert"

By: Rich Aucoin, guest writer for Arkansas Times
May 15, 2018

Rich Aucoin is a musician on tour, guest writing for the Arkansas Times as he cycles his way across his U.S. performance dates to raise money for Mental Health America and The Canadian Mental Health Association. Check out his experience at Raiders of the Lost Ark!

Guest Blog: Archeology in the Natural State

By: Arkansas Archeological Society
May 9, 2018

The ASO is excited to partner with The Arkansas Archeological Society for our upcoming concert, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark! The Arkansas Archeological Society was formed in 1960 for the purpose of uniting all persons interested in the archeology of Arkansas, for the...

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