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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

OCT 1-2 Multi-genre master violinist Rachel Barton Pine joins ASO on a program featuring Mozart, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Bruch, and Hindemith. BUY TICKETS

OCT 11 ASO musicians perform music from Beach, Mendelssohn, and Coleridge-Taylor in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center. BUY TICKETS  

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! BUY TICKETS

NOV 1 ASO musicians perform music from Klughardt, Korngold and Sibelius in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center. BUY TICKETS 

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. BUY TICKETS

DEC 16-18 Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your ASO! BUY TICKETS

JAN 17 ASO musicians perform music from Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Carter and Ran in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center. BUY TICKETS  

JAN 28-29 ASO's own master harpist, Alisa Coffey, performs Pierné's Concert Piece for Harp and Orchestra on a program also featuring Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet and Beethoven's Lenore Overture. BUY TICKETS

FEB 11-12 Broadway and Hollywood combine for a romantic and entertaining evening of song and dance! BUY TICKETS

FEB 14 ASO musicians perform music from Bach, Beethoven, Kodály, Trapkus and Berg n the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center. BUY TICKETS  

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. BUY TICKETS

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! BUY TICKETS

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. BUY TICKETS

APR 4 ASO musicians perform music from Reich, Ewazen and Schubert n the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center. BUY TICKETS  

APR 25 ASO musicians perform music from Moncayo, Damase and Franck in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center. BUY TICKETS  

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. BUY TICKETS

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! BUY TICKETS

From Executive Assistant to Director of Education and Outreach

kids quartetMoving from the position of Executive Assistant 16 years ago, when there were 8 people on staff to my current position as Director of Education and Outreach with a staff of 15, means that over this time I’ve done a little bit of everything.

During these sixteen years we’ve added 10 new full-time string players, reached over 24,000 children each year with our in-school demos, recitals, petting zoos and string classes; With our full orchestra and small ensembles we’ve traveled to 130 communities in all four corners of the state, reaching hundreds of thousands of people. Our Youth Orchestra program has almost doubled in size during that time period, growing from 125 students to almost 230 students from over 36 communities. We’ve expanded our “collaborations” with other local arts organizations and created “one of a kind” performances that have surpassed everyone’s expectations. We can count on our friends at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Ballet Arkansas, The Arkansas Festival Ballet, the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre, and Wildwood Center for the Performing Arts, and many other community groups, knowing that all of the Arts benefit from the creativity that only collaboration can bring. The work of the staff is not seasonal, as many think.

For Education and Outreach, summertime is our busiest time of the year. New school demos need to be created, brochures need to be designed and printed, teachers need to be contacted, rehearsals and auditions need to be scheduled, music needs to be selected and copied, students and volunteers need to organized, and most importantly, new ideas need to be bounced around, debated, funded and then implemented, and just as importantly, old programs need to be changed and adopted to meet the new needs of our growing audience. I would not have traded this life-changing work for anything else.

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