Geoffrey Robson, ASO's Music Director

Check Out The Press Conference From This Amazing Groundbreaking Ceremony!

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) has served hundreds of thousands of Arkansans since it was founded in 1966 with outstanding music education programming, a wide range of concert performances and community outreach programs. ASO is now proud to announce the next stage in its commitment to serving the people of Arkansas with plans to build…

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Arkansas Gives Day, Beethoven & Blue Jeans, plus Beer & Brats: Big week for ASO

Arkansas Gives Day, Beethoven & Blue Jeans, plus Beer & Brats: Big week for ASO

By: Heather Honaker I have been looking forward to this week all season. As if the Beethoven & Blue Jeans concert with Brats & Beer Street Party weren’t fun enough, this year’s concert week is combined with Arkansas Gives Day on Thursday! The marketing staff is busy securing t-shirts, beers, brats, and the Episcopal Collegiate…

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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Releases World Premiere Recording of Florence Price “Piano Concerto in One Movement” with the Composer’s Orchestration

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 29, 2022) – The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) has released the world-premiere recording of groundbreaking Little Rock composer Florence Price’s own orchestration of her “Piano Concerto in One Movement.” Concert pianist Karen Walwyn joined ASO musicians and Artistic Director and Conductor Geoffrey Robson for the first commercial recording by ASO to…

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January 12, 2022 Press Announcements about The Stella Boyle Smith Music Center!

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) has served hundreds of thousands of Arkansans since it was founded in 1966 with outstanding music education programming, a wide range of concert performances and community outreach programs. ASO is now proud to announce the next stage in its commitment to serving the people of Arkansas with plans to build…

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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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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 ArkansasSymphony.org/lyric-return. Please call the Box Office at 501-666-1761 if you have any…

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