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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

DEC 18-20 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 16-17 The 2020-2021 Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Season opens with 2020-2021 Artist of Distinction: violinist Tessa Lark and a program TBA after Labor Day

JAN 30-31 Guest conductor Roderick Cox takes the baton with your ASO for a program TBA after Labor Day.

FEB 6-7 Marvel at the extraordinary showmanship of world-renowned pianist Joseph Joubert and veteran Broadway singers featuring the timeless music of the Gershwin Brothers!

FEB 20-21 Superstar violinist, Gil Shaham, performs his signature concerto: Barber's Violin Concerto, with music from Florence Price and Tchaikovsky.

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MAR 13-14 We will announce this exciting new program as soon as possible!

MAR 20-21 Guest conductor, Akiko Fujimoto, leads ASO and guest pianist, Martina Filjak, in a program TBA after Labor Day.

APR 10-11 Cellist Gabriel Martins joins guest conductor Stephen Mulligan for a program TBA after Labor Day.

MAY 1-2 Violinist Shannon Lee joins ASO under the baton of Andrew Crust for a program TBA after Labor Day!

MAY 8-9 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.

All about Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra & Ensembles

By: Geoffrey Robson
April 9, 2018

While the seniors in the orchestra are making their final decisions on colleges to attend, Director of Education Barbara Burroughs and I are busily talking to students, parents, and teachers about upcoming spring auditions...

Ella Fitzgerald: An Experience for the Family

By: Michael Kirkpatrick, Media Director at Kirkpatrick Creative, Blogger for AY Magazine's "Lunching in Little Rock," All-around-family-man
March 15, 2018

For a family, Saturday and Sunday afternoons are precious.  It is rare that there is a weekend that’s not pre-scheduled months in advance with sports, birthday parties, or other commitments. You only add to the calendar when it betters the children, fosters family ties, and is important. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Pops concerts do all of these, plus it is really fun!...

Musician in the Spotlight: Carolyn Brown

By: Rebecca Kirkpatrick
April 11, 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 Carolyn Brown. Carolyn is the Principal Flutist for the ASO...

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...

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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. 

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