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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

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. GET TICKETS

MAY 26 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will close its season with a free concert to honor and celebrate the lives of members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra family who have passed away in these past two years. RSVP NOW

OCT 1-2 Multi-genre master violinist Rachel Barton Pine joins ASO on a program featuring Mozart, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Bruch, and Hindemith. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

OCT 22-23 Don't miss the hair-raising Halloween excitement of your ASO haunting you with spooky pop tunes and festive fun melodies for all ages! Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

NOV 12-13 ASO performs one of the most beloved violin concertos in the repertoire with guest soloist Geneva Lewis, along with music from Sibelius and James Lee, III. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

DEC 16-18 Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your ASO! Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

JAN 28-29 ASO's own master harpist, Alisa Coffey, performs Pierné's Concert Piece for Harp and Orchestra on a program also featuring music of Anna Clynne and Beethoven. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

FEB 11-12 Broadway and Hollywood combine for a romantic and entertaining evening of song and dance! Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

FEB 25-26 Sensational pianist George Li performs a tour-de-force piano work from Rachmaninoff, and the ASO performs Margaret Bonds and Arkansas' own William Grant Still. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

MAR 11-12 Experience the action-packed dinosaur adventure as never seen before: projected in HD with full symphonic orchestra playing the iconic score live to picture! Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

APR 1-2 One of the great modern masters of the cello performs one of the most popular concertos ever written for the instrument on a program also featuring music from R. Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

May 6-7 Samantha Ege - one of the world's leading scholars on the music of Little Rock's own Florence Price - performs on a program anchored by Berlioz' titanic Symphonie Fantastique. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

MAY 13-14 The Tony, Grammy, and Billboard Music Award-winning singer, actress, and Broadway star returns to Little Rock for a weekend of exciting music with your Arkansas Symphony! Single tickets will go on sale at a later date - become a season subscriber to get your seats now - and save! SUBSCRIBE NOW!

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'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. 

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