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DEC 15-17 Put on a holiday sweater, grab a candy cane, and head to the Robinson Center for this fun-packed holiday musical extravaganza! BUY TICKETS

JAN 18 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents music from Respighi, Barber, and Korngold in the acoustically unique setting of Calvary Baptist Church in Little Rock. BUY TICKETS

JAN 27-28 Bizet's Selections from Carmen, de Falla's Noches en los jardines de España, featuring pianist Tatiana Roitmann Mann, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique." BUY TICKETS

JAN 30 Arensky: Quartet for Violin, Viola, and Two CellosDvořák: String Quartet No. 13 in G Major BUY TICKETS

FEB 10-11 Three of Nashville's elite songwriters perform and share the stories behind some of the biggest hits they've penned for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, and many, many more! BUY TICKETS

FEB 24-25 Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra, and Holst's The Planets. BUY TICKETS

FEB 27 Rachmaninoff: String quartet No. 1Cras - QuintetteMozart: Divertimento No. 11, K. 251 BUY TICKETS

MAR 8 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents music from Vieuxtemps, Bach, Vivaldi, and ASO Composer of the Year, Adam Schoenberg, in the acoustically unique setting of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock. BUY TICKETS

MAR 10-11 Three versatile singers join the ASO to honor "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald, in what would have been her 100th year. BUY TICKETS

MAR 27 Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1Ewazen: Down a River of Time BUY TICKETS

APR 14-15 Adam Schoenberg's Finding Rothko, Ravel's Ma Mère l’Oye: 5 pièces enfantines, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral," with impressionist painter, Barry Thomas. BUY TICKETS

APR 13 - MAY 13 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild's 2018 fundraiser presents a design showcase at 8 Valley Creek View.

APR 17 Schoenberg, Adam: Slo-Moattr. Beethoven: Trio for Three FlutesSerocki: Suite for Four TrombonesBeethoven: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 59 No. 2 BUY TICKETS

MAY 3 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents music from Handel, Koetsier, and Haydn in the acoustically unique setting of St. James United Methodist Church in Little Rock. BUY TICKETS

MAY 12-13 Hold onto your hats, and watch the classic action adventure film while the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs the score live! BUY TICKETS

Insights from the Maestro: French Connection

 

By: Philip Mann and Geoffrey Robson
October 16, 2017

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I am very happy to welcome ASO associate conductor, Geoffrey Robson, and Ji, pianist and winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, to the Robinson stage. I've invited Maestro Robson to share his thoughts:

“This program is most striking to me because of the contrast presented between works of the 1920s originating in Paris vs. Berlin. Those two cities, which both experienced a rich outpouring of art and culture following The Great War, seemed to be in a very different place psychologically, affecting the nature of its art to the core.”

“The French composers Ravel and Milhaud enthusiastically looked abroad for musical inspiration, to places including the Americas, the Far East, Spain, and others. It is well known that Ravel was an enthusiastic fan of American jazz, and that sound pervades his Piano Concerto in G. In Berlin, however, the hyper-emotional and introspective German Expressionist movement maintained hold. Kurt Weill’s Symphony No. 1, composed before his famous collaborations with Brecht, and well before he was a household name among musical theater lovers, strikes an angular, emotional, turbulent tone, drawing inspiration from expressionism and showing the influence of Mahler, Schoenberg, and Strauss.”

– Geoffrey Robson, guest conductor

P.S.: Tickets are still available - click HERE! Remember, all ticket holders are invited to join Geoffrey pre-concert for Concert Conversations! This weekend we will be in the Upper Tier lobby beginning one hour before each performance. Please enjoy a musical conversation with Maestro Robson!

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