ASO Concertmaster Named to Musical America’s Top 30 Professionals of the Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec. 7, 2021) -Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Concertmaster, Andrew Irvin, was named one of the Top 30 Professionals of the Year by Musical America. The publication’s Top 30 singles out individuals in the performing arts whose leadership helped navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Irvin and his colleagues at ASO received coverage from local…

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American Idol-Winner Kris Allen to Perform with Arkansas Symphony for Holiday Spectacular

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 9, 2021) – The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will present the Kris Allen Holiday Spectacular, the first concert of the 2021-2022 Acxiom Pops Live! season, on Friday, December 17 and Saturday December 18 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 19 at 3:00 p.m. at the Robinson Center. Kris Allen joins ASO…

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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to Perform Celebrate Little Rock, Together, a Free Concert Kicking Off the 2021-2022 Symphony Season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 12, 2021) -Arkansas SymphonyOrchestra(ASO) will performCelebrate Little Rock, Together, a free concert celebrating the community’sdiverse musical traditions and previewing the ASO concert season at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September16 at the Robinson Center in Little Rock. Sponsored by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust and presentedin partnership with theDunbar Historic Neighborhood Association,…

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AMP Magazine Article – ASO’s Opus Ball 37 to honor Florence Price!

AMP magazine has published an article about the  ASO’s upcoming Opus Ball 37 honoring the life and music of Little Rock native and composer, Florence Price! Read the article here – Ark. Symphony Orchestra Ball to Honor LR Composer Florence Price

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Guest Blog: Celebrating Florence Price!

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

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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Announces New Youth Orchestra Director

Little Rock, ARK, July 1, 2021 – The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra has named Gabriel Bruce as the new conductor and director of the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to carry on the legacy of musical excellence that has been long established with the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra,” said Bruce.…

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Your ASO by the Numbers

By: Kari Schulz As we look forward to the coming concert season, we want to reflect on what your ASO has been able to do over the past year and ask you for your support. 1,499,011 ASO’s online content reached 1,499,011 people across the world. Acclaim and excitement for the Bedtime with Bach and Backstage…

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May 2021 Pop-Up Concerts

By: Kendall Carwile We couldn’t think of a better way to end the 2020-2022 season than with three free outdoor Pop-Up concerts around Little Rock as a thank you to our community for supporting us through this past year! We invite you to enjoy some fresh air and beautiful music with your friends and family.…

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One Year of Bedtime with Bach

By: Kendall Carwile 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. The world started to…

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Meet the Composers of A Lyric Return

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

By: Kendall Carwile “A Lyric Return” will be live-streamed from the Robinson Center on January 30th & 31st, 2021. Non-subscribers can gain access to the stream for a minimum donation of $10. To gain access to the stream and learn more about the program visit Please call the Box Office at 501-666-1761 if you have any…

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